The Movement: January 2013

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Equality California's New Executive Director Gets to Work

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 31, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

One month after officially assuming his position on Dec. 3 as the new executive director of the beleaguered statewide LGBT lobbying group Equality California, John O'Connor seems focused, a gay man on a mission.Read More


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David Mixner & Cleve Jones Issue Call to Action Before SCOTUS Hearings

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 31, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

LGBT activists David Mixner and Cleve Jones have penned a joint op-ed in The Advocate for "A Call to Action" at the end of March as the Supreme Court hears arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8 and DOMA.Read More


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An Interview With Alan Bounville from the 'Into The Light Walk'

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Since May 31, 2011 Alan Bounville has been walking across the United States to raise awareness of discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Read More


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The Failure of Hate Crime Laws

Filed by R Conrad | January 27, 2013 | 10:47 AM | comments

Let's dive into the queer and trans critiques of hate crime laws, the prison industrial complex, and the crucial demand to find better solutions to addressing anti-queer and anti-trans violence than the ever expanding and for-profit run prison system.Read More


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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


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Obama's Inauguration Wove Our Families Into the American Fabric

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 23, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

When the president included the gay movement among the major progressive civil rights movements, he was merely putting it in the context in which it has always belong -- in the company of ever other movement that has worked to extend the promise of America to those whom the founding fathers left out.Read More


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Did Roe v Wade Lead to Same-Sex Marriage Rights?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 23, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

E.J. Graff has an interesting piece in The American Prospect arguing that the LGBT community actually has Roe v Wade to thank for same sex marriage.Read More


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Inauguration Reflections: Seneca Falls, Selma & Stonewall

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 23, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Presidential inauguration days are often filled with pomp, circumstance, cheering crowds, and moments to remember, but rarely do they so perfectly illustrate a dramatic shift in our country's understanding and acceptance of cultural changes.Read More


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Why Jodie Foster's Golden Globes Speech Was So Infuriating

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 15, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

As I'm concerned, Jodie Foster has been out since 2007 - which is one reason why I was so confused and angry when she made what I considered a convoluted, self-serving Golden Globe speech Sunday night. Read More


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Trans Activism 2013-Style

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 14, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

But it's not about legislation right now. The government agencies and the courts are where it's at. I've moved my activism to those arenas, and it's time to start blogging again. Read More


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Ten New Year's Resolutions for Our Community

Filed by Viktor Kerney | January 01, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we move forward into the new year, I hope we are thinking about the possibilities of what could happen in 2013.Read More