Action Alerts: July 2010

A Grassroots Call to Action: End Discrimination Against Immigrant Families

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

On Wednesday evening, advocates, activists and allies from across the country will come together to strategize on how to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants and their families and pass immigration reform legislation this year. The Immigration...Read More

Protest NOM's "Summer of Marriage" At A Town Near You

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | July 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage known as NOM is conducting a "Summer for Marriage" tour starting in July and culminating with a rally in Washington, DC on August 15, 2010. Click here to find out about the counter-protest to NOM's...Read More

Take Action: Protect Marriage Equality in Iowa

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

One Iowa launched a new campaign called "Letters to Mr. Branstad." Terry Branstad is a former Iowa governor who was brought out of political retirement to challenge the current Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver. I have my money on Branstad....Read More

NY Times: "Transgendered" People Who Don't Out Themselves Are Immoral

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today's Sunday New York Times contains an article from "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen, entitled "When To Out A Transgendered Dater?" Mr. Cohen, who has no reputable credentials in the field of ethics, suggests that transgender people have a responsibility to...Read More

My ADAP Story from the Hill

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've spent the past few days in Washington, DC meeting some wonderful people fighting for their lives and the lives of those they love. Together, we engaged in rich dialogue and each of us took turns to vent our anger...Read More

AIDS Activists head to the Hill to save ADAP Today

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 07, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Today, it will be another scorching day in Washington, DC, where the mercury is rising up to 100 degrees as AIDS advocates and activists pound the marble hallways of Congress to save AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). Nearly 150 people,...Read More

President Obama: Address the ADAP Crisis

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 06, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

As temperatures reach 100 degrees for the past 2 days in Washington, DC, AIDS activists and advocates are vocalizing their frustration at the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Crisis Summit in Washington, DC. They are frustrated with the silence and...Read More