Waymon Hudson

Waymon Hudson

At a Glance:

Waymon Hudson has been a Project Contributor since September 2007, has written 800 entries and currently lives in Chicago, IL.


Waymon Hudson is President and Co-Founder of Fight OUT Loud , a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping LGBT individuals and their allies fight discrimination and hate. He is a vocal community activist and LGBT rights advocate. Waymon is also a political consultant, focusing on new media/social networking and youth outreach.

Waymon has been happily partnered for over 8 years with his husband Anthony. They received their civil union from Vermont and are registered domestic partners in Broward County, where they now live with their two wonderful dogs. They recently married in San Francisco, CA, becoming one of the 18,000 couples to remain married after Prop 8 passed. Waymon and Anthony are also proud foster parents of a now college-aged son.

Waymon was born and raised in Orlando, FL. He has held every stereotypical job a gay man could ask for: performer at Disney World, lounge singer, flight attendant, and personal trainer. All of these jobs helped prepare him for his current life in politics, which is the biggest three-ring circus of all.

Waymon Hudson: Recently Filed

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Illinois: What Happened & Why It's Important

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 06, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have been with my husband for 12 years. This will be the first time in all of those years that we will finally live in a state that recognizes our marriage, our commitment, and our love.Read More

Breaking Down Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

While we won't know the outcomes of the cases until late June, one thing is clear: momentum for equality is on our side.Read More


Marriage Equality Stalls in Illinois

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 02, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Same-sex couples in Illinois will have to wait even longer for equal rights. In a move that shocked many community members and advocates, the Illinois House ended its current session without calling a vote on the Marriage Equality Bill.Read More


Debunking the 'Save the Children' Argument [VIDEO]

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

Let's focus on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the dangerous and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.Read More


The Intersections of Race & LGBT Issues [Video]

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 24, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Constitutional Law Professor Olympia Duhart sits down to discuss how race and LGBT issues connect, how lack of visibility for LGBT people of color hurt both their rights and the movement as a whole, and how we combat cynical efforts to divide minority communities.Read More