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Trans Activists Storm Stage at Creating Change

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 06, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Chanting "Trans lives matter!", activists in Denver took over the stage Thursday evening at Creating Change, the National LGBTQ Task Force's annual conference. The protest appeared to lead to the cancellation of a planned speech by Denver mayor Michael Hancock.Read More


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New Website Gathers Research on Same-Sex Parenting

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 29, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

The "What We Know" project gathers all the best scholarly research about children with lesbian and gay parents into a single online portal.Read More


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Trans Allies and My Treaty of the Heart

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 26, 2015 | 12:30 PM | comments

When we make a Treaty of the Heart with current or aspiring allies, it grants them wiggle room to make unintended mistakes in the path to learning and allows them to feel confident and comfortable as they grow.Read More


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Socks, (White) Lies, and Videotape

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | January 20, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've always liked fun, colorful socks. They're a way to add some fun and creativity to the male uniform. But back when I was a college student, they were about something else entirely.Read More


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Remembering Bayard Rustin

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 19, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

The word "activist" rolls off our tongues easily today. But in 1920s and 1930s America, taking a stand on human-rights issues automatically made you a target for the FBI.Read More


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Six Reasons for Pessimism in the LGBT Movement

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | January 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

After the 2014 elections, the LGBT community needs to face the music. Things are going to be rough for awhile. Here's why.Read More


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The Smithsonian's Newest LGBT History Acquisition

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

The road to the Smithsonian's National Archives Collection #1334, "The Bil Browning and Jerame Davis Papers," and our joint activism for LGBT rights started, as most good stories do, simply enough.Read More


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LGBT Leaders Share Their 2015 New Year's Resolutions

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 04, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here are the New Year's resolutions of 13 LGBT leaders. What are yours?Read More


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5 State Strategies to Move LGBT Equality Forward

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 26, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

While LGBT legislative advancements at the federal level may be stalled for awhile, investments of time and resources at the state level have much stronger potential for payout in the short term.Read More


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Making Sure Black Lives Matter at Home

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The closet is alive and well in many LGBTQ organizations... and so is white supremacy. Freedom is not justice and open letters are not enough.Read More


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An Open Letter to Pastor Stacy Swimp

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 10, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm sure you're proud of yourself for derailing LGBT civil rights in Michigan, but your entire argument against them is based on nonsense.Read More


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The LGBTQ Task Force: More Than Weddings

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our oldest national LGBT rights organization agrees that there is more to our liberation than the rights to marry, have children, or serve in the military.Read More


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Andrew Sullivan Endorses Matthew Shepard 'Trutherism'

Filed by John M. Becker | October 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Spitting on Matthew Shepard's grave in order to take petty political swipes and drive up traffic to your website? That's disgusting.Read More


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It's Time to Be Reasonable About Our LGBTQ Leaders

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Holding leaders accountable is a good thing, but the LGBT community throws mud at our own like none other.Read More


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Task Force Changes Name to Reflect Broader Movement

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just in time for National Coming Out Day, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is coming out with a new name and a new tagline.Read More