The Movement: September 2012


Gay Chicago TV talks Electing LGBT Politicians with the Victory Fund

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 28, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Getting directly involved in politics and having our voices heard is vitally important to the movement for LGBT equality. That is why we need to run for office at every level of government.Read More


Not So 'Queer' After All

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | September 26, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I wrote a year ago about why I felt "queer" was the right word for who I was and how I lived my life. Now I find myself feeling as if I can't continue to identify as "queer" anymore, but what could work better? Read More

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Did We Forget Dan Choi?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 23, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Where is the love, people? Do you know what is happening to Lt. Choi? He seems to have been abandoned by our community and our media after the battle was won. Read More


Open Letter to Historically Black Colleges on Supporting LGBT Students

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am writing this letter because it is way past time to discuss this issue. The message is consistent and clear: black LGBT students do not feel supported or even cared about from the HBCUs.Read More


MN Gay Marriage Ad Follows Same Old Non-Gay Strategy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Washington state's first marriage equality TV ad dropped last week and it was a heterosexual snoozefest. Now Minnesota has released their first go on the small screen and it's more of the same.Read More


NCLR Urges CA Guv to Sign Gay Child Abuse Bill

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 17, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last Thursday, journalist Rex Wocker asked a very pertinent question: "So if Jerry Brown already has decided that sexual orientation can't be changed, why does he apparently still need lobbying on SB 1172 (and he apparently does)?"Read More


An Invitation to Rupert Everett: Come Meet Our Kids!

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | September 17, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

A gay dad responds to Rupert Everett's comment that there is "nothing worse" than being raised by LGBT parents.Read More


Marriage Equality Explained Through Food

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

For those with friends and loved ones who need everything simplified. What better way to understand the consequences of same-sex marriage that through a breakfast metaphor?Read More


DC Launches New Ad Campaign for Trans Rights & Respect

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

The D.C. office of Human Rights just launched their first Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign this past Thursday. There will be ads featuring members of the transgender community across bus stops all over DC.Read More


New Report for Allies on LGBT Discrimination Gets Personal

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 13, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, the Movement Advancement Project, National Stonewall Democrats, and the Victory Fund, serves as a primer on the unfair laws, burdens and stigma still faced by many LGBT Americans.Read More


Washington's First Statewide Ad Is Another Heterosexual Snoozefest

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

But, hey, at least this time they actually show a lesbian! For 3 seconds.Read More


9/11: Losing Friends, Gaining Empathy

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | September 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Our friends Ron Gamboa, Dan Brandhorst, and their young son, David, were on United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane to hit the World Trade Center. The week Bin Laden was killed, I wrote this post...Read More


Do We Still Care About Sexual Freedom?

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | September 07, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

As we watched speeches at the Democratic Convention that for the first time really embraced the needs and reality of our community, has our fight for equality moved beyond simple matters of sexual freedom?Read More

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Zach Wahls at DNCC

Filed by James Holmes | September 06, 2012 | 6:50 PM | comments

The following is a copy of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by Zach Wahls at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, September 6, 2012.Read More


Michelle Obama's Speech to LGBT Luncheon at Dem Convention

Filed by Bil Browning | September 05, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke this afternoon at a luncheon co-hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the Victory Fund, National Stonewall Democrats, and Equality North Carolina to honor out elected officials.Read More


Schumer at DNC: We Will Pass ENDA

Filed by Matt Comer | September 04, 2012 | 7:10 PM | comments

New York senator says employment non-discrimination is "high priority."Read More

Who's bullied?

'O.S.U. Haters' Shames Bigots With Their Own Words

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | September 04, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Expressing your opinions on the internet is a lot like picking your nose at a traffic light. You might feel like you're in a private space, but really, everyone can see you.Read More