The Movement: July 2012

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Economic Pressure: How Is It Different When We Do It?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

LGBT activists are waging a brilliant public relations campaign against Chick-fil-A spurred on by both grassroots activists, national organizations, and, now, politicians. But I can't help but wonder how much we'd howl if rightwing mayors pledged to block Starbucks from their towns.Read More


Future of the Movement: A Discussion

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 24, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

My friend Carl Siciliano, of the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBT Youth, and I joined Andy Humm and Ann Northrup to discuss the future of the movement. Read More

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Basic Human Rights Should Not Be 'Controversial'

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 22, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

The ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to live, work, access services and otherwise co-exist continues to be painted as the end of civilization, in several current struggles to pass inclusive legislation throughout North America.Read More

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Marriage Goes Corporate

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

If you live in a state that doesn't allow you to marry your partner, there may be a solution - although it might not work in states with a marriage amendment, and there is a caveat.Read More


Antigay Effort to Repeal California FAIR Act Fails - Again

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 17, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

For all the hell the Capitol Resource Institute and the Pacific Justice Institute put the California LGBT community through trying to repeal the LGBT history law, the California FAIR Act (SB 48), it's hard not to gloat over their third failure.Read More


GLAAD Is Back!

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 13, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

The night journalism-trained Herndon Graddick made his first appearance as GLAAD's new president, it was as if the prodigal son of the LGBT movement who had 'gone Hollywood' was returning home to work and fight on behalf of all LGBT people.Read More


Anderson, We Need You

Filed by Norm Kent | July 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

With more and more stars quietly 'outing' themselves, it became a little bit of a running joke with Anderson, reducing his prestige and position, almost intimating that he was ashamed of who he was.Read More


Bohnett Pledges $800k to Victory Institute's LGBT Leadership Program

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

What is leadership? Is it a quality you can learn, develop and re-think as required?Read More

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Trans Marriage, Parenting & Youth at This Year's Trans Law Institute

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's another beautiful summer, and time for our third annual Transgender Law institute at the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. More importantly, it's a great deal of fun getting together with colleagues once a year to make air kisses and compare notes. Read More


I Am a Mother F-ckin' American

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | July 02, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm sick of political parties wrapping the mantle of patriotism around themselves, insisting that only they are the true patriots. They have perpetuated the falsehood that to be anything less than ultra-conservative means to be anti-USA. That to question and criticize policies is to be a traitor. Read More


SLDN to Merge with OutServe

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and OutServe announced today that the two organizations will merge. Audrey Sarvis, SLDN's Executive Director, had previously announced in January that he would be leaving the organization by late spring or early summer. Read More


On Persecution Complexes & Rage

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 02, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

We need to challenge the ideology, not the ideologue. And we need to break the cycle that is used to justify our oppression by refusing to validate it. Be angry, but act smartly.Read More


The Uniqueness of Our Achievements [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Projector Jay Kallio responded to my post, "The Changing Face of LGBT Victory," with this thoughtful comment about the uniqueness of the LGBT movement's achievements.Read More