The Movement: May 2013

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Chief Auditor Eviscerates Regnerus Study, But Questions Remain

Filed by John M. Becker | May 30, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

While the SPLC's interview with Sherkat is certainly revealing, many unanswered questions remain.Read More


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Monday Is Blogging for LGBT Families Day

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Join me next week in celebrating Blogging for LGBT Families Day, a time for bloggers of all sexual orientations and gender identities to write posts supporting LGBT families.Read More


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Is This the Beginning of an LGBT Backlash?

Filed by Mark Segal | May 29, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

When those who most oppose your rights begin to realize that you've won, they strike back with anger. This may be happening right now to the LGBT community.Read More


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Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

Filed by John M. Becker | May 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

The refusal of many in our community to applaud anything less than a total victory in one fell swoop makes me want to tear my hair out.Read More


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Harvey Milk Day - Never Forget

Filed by John M. Becker | May 22, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

We can never forget that we've come as far as we have because heroes like Harvey Milk and so many others stood up first, came out first, fought back first, suffered the beatings first, took the bullets first. For us.Read More


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The Oppressed Shall Lead: Advocacy Through Empowerment - Part 2

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

How do we create communities, coalesce, organize, and act effectively? Let's talk nuts and bolts.Read More


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Mark and Kate

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | May 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

Do the victims of violence have to "look like me" before we are moved to action? A story of two victims of LGBT inequality and hate, with two very different faces. And reactions. Read More


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Why Do We Defend Discrimination?

Filed by John M. Becker | May 17, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hearing fellow members of the LGBT community stick up for bigoted business owners and provide excuses for our oppressors -- even those who break the law -- absolutely sickens me, and it should sicken you too.Read More


LGBT History and Hispanic Heritage Month: Two Puerto Rican AIDS Activists

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Venerable activist José Fernando Colón died of AIDS this week. In memoriam for José, we honor his long battle to end the sickening political and administrative corruption around AIDS funding and treatment in Puerto Rico.Read More


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Pride and Politics: Bradley Manning in San Francisco

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 14, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Rescinding Bradley Manning's invitation to serve as Grand Marshal for their city's Pride Parade makes San Francisco Pride appear weak as well as stupid.Read More


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Busting Bunty Berman: A Primer in Microaggressions

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

While we weren't expecting an overly receptive crowd, but the amount of hostility and negativity we received in the forms of numerous microaggressions really shocked me.Read More


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The Oppressed Shall Lead: Advocacy Through Empowerment - Part 1

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 10, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

When queer and trans* people attempt to navigate or further their lives within the technologies that govern them, do laws actually affect how people are socialized to perceive us as transgressors? Or do they only force discrimination underground?Read More


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Let's Talk About "Key Priorities"

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 09, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

President Obama has more than enough of a challenge in choosing his key players without our grousing about whether or not one of them is openly LGBT. It is far more important that the President choose the best Secretaries for his Cabinet than for our community to mark another box on our checklist of firsts.Read More


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OUTWRITE! 25th Anniversary Celebrates Literary Legends

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 02, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Just days after Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk testified before Congress about the need for more funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lambda Literary Foundation was honoring the lifetime achievement of five LGBT literary pioneers whose work may have saved millions of lives.Read More


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The Corporatization of the LGBT Movement

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

I've stayed out of the Bradley Manning as SF Pride grand marshall pissing match mostly because I don't live in San Francisco. Now Glenn Greenwald and Steven Thrasher have come out swinging with pieces that echo my own private thoughts.Read More