Action Alerts: May 2011


The Asian Pride Project Needs Your Help

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 31, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The prevailing discourse in the media regarding people of color & queer issues is that people of color are more homophobic or that parents are more likely to have a negative reaction to their children coming out.Read More


Take Action: Dan Choi Arrested in Moscow

Filed by Dan O'Neill | May 28, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Dan Choi was arrested by Russian authorities earlier today along with several dozen other LGBT-rights activists who clashed with both Moscow police and religious/neo-Nazi opponents after attempting to proceed with a peaceful Pride celebration that inevitably morphed into yet another violent protest.Read More

TAKE ACTION: Comment Blast the Facebook Pages of Homophobic Companies

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Each of these organizations is a board member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and responsible for the chamber's lobbying for anti-gay religious right hate legislation.Read More

URGENT: Uganda Parliament May Pass Anti-Gay Bill Tomorrow

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 10, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin reports Tuesday morning that the Ugandan Parliament is likely to take up the HIV AND AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL BILL, 2010 and the ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL, 2009. The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power protests...Read More

Action Alert: Texas Legislature Mulls Voiding Marriages, And One In Particular

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Texas law allows transsexual and intersex individuals to get married upon the presentation of a court order recognizing sex reassignment. This change honors the self-identification rather than basing access to marriage licenses on sex assigned at birth. The Texas Senate...Read More

Florida: Awake the State Again on May 10

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | May 09, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

This past March 8th, at the onset of our Florida's legislative session, thousands of Floridians rallied on street corners throughout the state, in 31 cities, to send Florida's state legislature a strong message. It was a warning to lawmakers that...Read More

Your Husband Will Be Deported Tomorrow

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

BREAKING NEWS: MetroWeekly: Attorney General Holder Vacates Immigration Decision Based on DOMA The Velandia case has been stayed until mid-summer. Imagine that your beloved were being deported tomorrow. He is not being deported because he is a criminal, or entered...Read More