The Movement: December 2012


Celebrate Each Day & Value Every Night

Filed by Norm Kent | December 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

As you celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year, whether you are on South Beach or in San Francisco, may you be grateful for who you are and what our LGBT community is becoming.Read More


Singer Katy Perry to LGBTQ Youth: It's OK to Ask For Help

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 26, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

What would my life would have been like had I had a fun role model like Katy Perry who celebrated "difference," and told the world that someone like me was brilliant, unique and amazing just as I was? Read More


HRC on LGBT 'Momentum': A 'Reality' Now Recognized By Newt Gingrich

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 21, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Former Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, who was House Speaker in 1996 when the so-called Defense of Marriage Act passed, now makes a distinction between religious and legal recognition of marriage rights.Read More


Smoking: A Personal Update & a Wider Conversation

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I announced back at the beginning of October that my 40th birthday present to myself would be to finally stop smoking after 26 years. Sadly, I've not been successful yet. I managed to cut down dramatically for a while, but I'm right back where I started.Read More

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Is the ENDA Executive Order Necessary?

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

If President Obama wants to pass ENDA through Congress, should we trust him and move on? Should we continue to push for the executive order, or trust that ENDA can get through Congress - just like DADT repeal did?Read More


On Death & Exceptionalism

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Surely the Left can do better than insist that some people deserve to die more than others. Or have we gone so far down the path of exceptionalism that we cannot find a way to unstick ourselves from its gooey, affective mess?Read More


Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis to be Moved Out of Sexual Disorders Chapter of DSM-5

Filed by Kelley Winters | December 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

This reclassification, along with the change in title from Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria, is a significant improvement in the diagnostic coding used for access to medical transition care for trans and transsexual people.Read More


LGBT Leaders Excited by Progress & Historic Baldwin Victory

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 05, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

There is something absolutely stunning about seeing a bunch of really smart, powerful LGBT people giddily sharing their stories of political gains with each other.Read More


'Gender Identity Disorder' Removed From APA Mental Health Manual

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 04, 2012 | 10:45 AM | comments

Gay people fought hard to have homosexuality removed from American Psychiatric Association's list of mental disorders. Yesterday the APA announced a new revision of their handbook will change "gender identity disorder" to "gender dysphoria."Read More