The Movement: September 2005

An Evening with Lambda and Indiana's Finest

Filed by Ed Team | September 30, 2005 | 12:07 AM | comments

Lambda Dinner Speech : 29. Sept. 05 NOTE: Indiana Equality was recognized by the Indiana Chapter of Lambda Legal foundation for its work to promote GLBT rights and fight the marriage amendment -- SJR7. This is the acceptance speech...Read More

Jesus news for Sunday

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2005 | 12:45 PM | comments

Congratulations to Dan Funk! Dan was recently hired by Jesus Metropolitan Community Church to serve as their Justice Minister. This position will be a shared position with the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination (ICON) to serve as their Executive Director....Read More

Out & Equal Workplace Summit survey

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2005 | 4:57 PM | comments

According to the latest national Out & Equal Workplace Summit survey, three-quarters of heterosexual adults (76%) strongly agree that employees should be measured by their job performance, not their sexual orientation. In addition, more than half (55%) of heterosexual...Read More

Police and LGBT folk

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2005 | 3:06 PM | comments

Today Amnesty International released the most comprehensive report to date on police abuse and mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. "Stonewalled: Police abuse and misconduct against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S." is...Read More

“Ex-Gays” in the News Again

Filed by Seth Kreigh | September 19, 2005 | 5:48 PM | comments

As posted in the August 2005 Policy Update by SIECUS: Recent news stories have shed light on attempts by some organizations to “convert” gay, lesbian, and bisexual people through so-called “reparative therapy.” “Reparative therapy” or “conversion therapy” refers to...Read More

Homo-Duty and Bashing!

Filed by Ed Team | September 18, 2005 | 8:51 PM | comments

Saturday was a day filled with what I like to call "Homo-Duties." As President of Lafayette's Citizens for Civil Rights ( , I headed down to Indy to attend the monthly Indiana Equality ( steering committee meeting. (CCR is...Read More

Closeted congressman votes against hate crimes act

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2005 | 10:45 PM | comments

Closeted congressman David Dreier (R-CA) recently voted against the Conyers amendment to the Federal Hate Crimes act. The Conyers amendment specifically added sexual orientation to the hate crimes act. Here is a case of an elected official actively working...Read More

Civil rights training for rural areas

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2005 | 6:24 PM | comments

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Bloomington is hosting a training event for Indiana Equality focused on LGBT Civil Rights for the Rural Community. It will deal with the legislative process, interacting with the public and the media and specifically...Read More

Activism with an edge!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 08, 2005 | 11:48 PM | comments

One of the first gay couples to get married in Massachusetts, Thomas Lang and Alexander Westerhoff, have vowed to protect their marriage in a unique way. The state Attorney General approved a ballot question on Wednesday that would outlaw...Read More

What is this world coming to?

Filed by Edward Fox | September 07, 2005 | 6:51 PM | comments

Recently Jerry Falwell issued a statement in support of our struggle for the Human Rights Ordinance. (OK, that was not his intent, but that was the effect.) Yesterday California became the first state, without being compelled by a court,...Read More

Donate to help LGBT victims of Hurricane Katrina

Filed by Bil Browning | September 05, 2005 | 3:36 PM | comments

Equality Federation Joins National LGBT Youth and Family Groups to Raise Money for LGBT Victims of Hurricane Katrina San Francisco – Equality Federation, the national coalition of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender political advocacy organizations, has partnered with...Read More