The Movement: November 2012

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Keep on Marchin' for Equality!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | November 30, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Civil rights movements are long and hard. In the LGBT equality movement, which includes the simple right to exist, to express our true selves and to love openly, we have had many casualties. Some of our fallen are remembered. Others we will never know.Read More


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Baldwin, Huebner Keynote the LGBT Leadership Conference

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 29, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Baldwin, Takano and openly gay US Ambassador David Huebner are among the featured speakers and attendees at the Victory Fund's LGBT Leaders 2012 Conference, which this year is being held Nov. 28-Dec. 2 in Long Beach. Read More


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Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Serve?

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | November 27, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The newest Against Equality anthology questions queers' rush to take up arms. Read More


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Cis Inclusion in Queer Identity & Spaces [Drew and Winter Solve Everything]

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Once upon a time, Projectors Drew Cordes and Wintersong Tashlin had the idea to have some conversations about some prickly subjects related to sexuality and gender with the goal of promoting discussion and understanding.Read More


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LGBT Orgs Write Open Letter to American Airlines

Filed by Bil Browning | November 25, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I reported last Monday that LGBT organizations were joining together to castigate American Airlines for flouting federal directions to allow customer service agents to vote on whether or not the workers would join a union. The letter sent to American has now been released.Read More


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Drew & Winter Solve Everything: Reclaiming Words

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 21, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Once upon a time, Projectors Drew Cordes and Wintersong Tashlin had the idea to have some conversations about some prickly subjects related to sexuality and gender with the goal of promoting discussion and understanding.Read More


Not Everyone Should Be Asked to Be Thankful

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 19, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Make no mistake, I am grateful for what I have. I know my current situation could be worse. But this is going to be the first Thanksgiving I will be celebrating following the death of my Aunt Janine from breast cancer. Read More


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Why Is HRC Advertising for American Airlines As Other Groups Condemn the Company?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

One day after several leaders from LGBT orgs met to talk about American Airlines anti-union activities and how its been affecting their LGBT employees, the Human Rights Campaign sent out an email urging their supporters to purchase airline tickets from the company.Read More


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Proud Papa: Where Will My Daughter Get Married?

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 15, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last Tuesday, as the returns poured in from all over the state, supporters celebrated at the same hotel conference room where, just three years before, they had left in defeat and sorrow.Read More


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Are You a Gay Republican or a Republican Who Is Gay?

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Gay Republicans are thought to subordinate their membership in the LGBT community to their party's platform. But is this fair? What is really going on?Read More


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Support for Marriage Equality Continues to Grow

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Interesting news out of Pew Research Center today as they break down the numbers behind growing support for marriage equality.Read More


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LGBT Inc Honors Veteran's Day As Only They Would

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I suppose I should have seen this coming. Freedom to Marry and Outserve/SLDN have put out a video of two servicemen stripping today that "viscerally captures the cruelty" to soldiers because they can't get married.Read More


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A Historic Election for Equality Means We Must Work Even Harder

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 08, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

As Ted Kennedy said, "The work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on."Read More


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Shannon Minter on NARTH Lawsuit Against Psychological Child Abuse Law

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 06, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Elections matter - not just because of who and what political ideology determines domestic and foreign policy but because of the cultural, legal and legislative climate that is created for the deterrence or advancement of civil rights.Read More


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A Genderless Society Is Not the Answer

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 04, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

A genderless society is a fascist society. Your unique gender expression, and those of everyone else, would cease to exist, instead replaced with uniformity.Read More