Steve Ralls

Steve Ralls

At a Glance:

Steve Ralls has been a Project Contributor since July 2007, has written 197 entries and currently lives in Washington, D.C..


Steve Ralls is Director of Communications for Immigration Equality, a national organization fighting for equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive community. He joined the organization following his work with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, where he placed hundreds of media stories on LGBT issues, including military law, marriage equality, transgender civil rights and more. Steve has been widely quoted in the press, including in The Associated Press, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and virtually ever major daily newspaper in the country. He has penned op-eds appearing in dozens of newspapers across the country and worked with The Washington Post on more than a dozen editorials dealing with LGBT military issues. He has coordinated coverage of federal, state and local issues impacting the LGBT community, including an award-winning 60 Minutes report on gay troops serving in the warzone. In addition to The Bilerico Project, he is also a regular contributor to The HuffingtonPost and Ambiente Magazine.

Steve Ralls: Recently Filed


The Last Thanksgiving

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Benjamin Anderson will spend this Thanksgiving packing. The Coast Guard resident is preparing to leave the United States because current immigration laws have made it nearly impossible for him to remain in the country he honorably served.Read More


'Gone,' But Not Forgotten

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The new film Gone is not a surrealist screenplay from an avant-garde director, but rather a stark and moving documentary about an American mother's journey through the bureaucracy, and behind the curtain, of Vienna, Austria.Read More

This Thursday: Stand with Shirley & Jay

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 13, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

On Thursday afternoon, Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York will reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, which would finally allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for residency...Read More

400 (And Counting) Faith Leaders for UAFA

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In an overwhelming show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans with partners from abroad, a coalition of more than 400 faith leaders have called on Congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). The letter, first...Read More

Ask, Tell... But Don't Love?

Filed by Steve Ralls | December 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

At long last, our country's military will soon afford its dedicated, patriotic troops some of the liberties they have long fought for abroad. The end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is surely one of the biggest steps our country has...Read More