The Movement: June 2012


The Changing Face of LGBT Victory

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

"I'm not sorry we can now enter the military, and I'm not sorry that we can now marry. But frankly I come from a moment in time, and a radical vision in time, that never made marriage or the military my criteria of success."Read More


It's Time for the Senate to Walk the Walk on ENDA

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 20, 2012 | 9:30 PM | comments

The time for just talking about protecting all Americans from discrimination in the workplace is over. Over a quarter-century of waiting is long enough. It's time to get this done.Read More


In This Together: The LGBT & Progressive Movements

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 20, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Will the recent successes of the LGBT movement actually have a negative impact on the movement in years to come?Read More


HRC Pres Chad Griffin on New LGBT Youth Report [Video]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 20, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Anyone who has ever heard Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin speak knows that Chad is profoundly motivated to improve the lives of LGBT youth.Read More


Activist Group to Protest San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade

Filed by Viktor Kerney | June 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

A group of activists called OccuPride plans to disrupt San Francisco's gay pride parade this Sunday. Their main reason for the disruption is to call out corporations and politicians for their fair-weather support to the LGBT community.Read More

It Is Not Transphobic to Treat Trans Men as Men

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 19, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

I have recently been hearing about multiple instances of trans men and occasionally others condemning certain women's spaces - spaces that include and are co-organized by trans women - as transphobic and even campaigning against them because they don't include trans men. What the f*ck, guys? Read More


Politics & Pride: Learning from Our History

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Now, more than ever, LGBT Pride celebrations need be something more. We need to put the politics back in Pride. We need to be asking people to not only celebrate our community, but also educate and agitate as well. Read More


After 40 Years, PA Democrats Come Out Strong on Equality

Filed by Mark Segal | June 14, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Bet you didn't know that Pennsylvania was in the vanguard of the push for LGBT equality. That was 37 years ago, when it was called lesbian and gay rights, and we were called gay activists.Read More

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Black LGBT Community: Take Social Media to the Next Level

Filed by Viktor Kerney | June 12, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

We have a responsibility to our communities. We need to make sure we are informing everyone about social issues. With the tremendous influence we have in social media, we can truly make a powerful difference as engaged LGBT people of color. Read More


The Queer Community Has Issues

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 10, 2012 | 1:15 PM | comments

Guest blogger Jamie Royce is queer. She is a member of an oppressed group and is an oppressor. How can this be?Read More


First Netroots Nation Panel on Trans Issues

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 08, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

At Netroots Nation, the annual political convention for American progressive political activists, this year marks the first time that the organizers have chosen a transgender-themed panel to be presented among the 70-odd panels of the four-day conference. UPDATE: VIDEO NOW ATTACHEDRead More


Obama's LGBT Fundraiser in Beverly Hills

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 07, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am heading out to Netroots Nation so I will not be covering President Obama's LGBT fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire. However, my friend Ted Johnson of Variety is covering it, and I recommend that you pop over to see what happened.Read More


LGBT Connect At Netroots Nation

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 06, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I am at Netroots Nation today, the annual political convention for American progressive political activists. The convention actually starts tomorrow, but today Netroots Nation hosts the LGBT Connect program, the brainchild of Mike Rogers, a seasoned political activist, managing director of Raw Story, and a Bilerico colleague.Read More


Leslie Feinberg Arrested In Solidarity With CeCe McDonald

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 05, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Leslie Feinberg has been arrested and is facing charges of property damage. The arrest came during a protest of the conviction of CeCe McDonald, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison for manslaughter following the death of Dean Schmitz in Minneapolis. Read More


Adding to the Christian Splutterings

Filed by Leslie Robinson | June 04, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Leslie Robinson examines the latest outbursts of religiously motivated hate. Read More


[Comment of the week] The origins of social justice

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 02, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

If the leaders of social justice come from the lower hierarchy, then how quickly will the church change?Read More


In Good Conscience

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 01, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Recently, I've seen an upsurge in ads being designed for theological colleges and schools -- probably triple the number of ads we've done compared to last year -- and sizable, too. Read More


Deadly Homophobia In Brussels

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 01, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Belgium is one of the most forward thinking countries in the world on LGBT rights. Gays and lesbians can marry, workers are protected, and the country's largest city Belgium has a vibrant LGBT community. Despite these legal and cultural advances, people there still face violent homophobia.Read More


Building a Progressive Future: Labor & the LGBT Community

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Deputy Political Director Lauree Hayden sat down with me on Wednesday to discuss the union's more inclusive stances and to take the questions some of you sent in about SEIU's new trans-inclusive healthcare resolution. Read More