The Movement: October 2012


Trans Depathologization: The Spark of Change

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 30, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

In the course of a news story, issues ignite, blaze hotly and then smoulder into memory. After awhile, one develops some sense of when a campaign will spread like a prairie fire or when it will extinguish itself.Read More


Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 29, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

LGBT organizations have rallied around hate crime legislation to address the violence faced by queers people. Hate crime legislation ostensibly provides added protections to minority groups and serves as a deterrent, but it only extends the reach of the prison industrial complex.Read More


A (No Longer) Quiet Revolution: Intersex Awareness Day

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 26, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today is Intersex Awareness Day. How aware of the condition are you? How can you find out more?Read More


OutServe-SLDN Pick Trans Activist Allyson Robinson as Executive Director

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 25, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

When President Obama signed the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, most in the packed room realized that the mission of full equality was unfulfilled. The fact that DADT repeal didn't cover trans servicemembers was left to another day. That day may have arrived.Read More


Why LGB People Should Care about Trans Bias in the Military

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 24, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Attorney and former Marine Captain Tom Carpenter has been writing about the bias against trans servicemembers for a very long time. This essay hopes to serve as a reminder of the pain of serving in silence.Read More

Pink Elephant

Log Cabin Issues Two Starkly Different Romney Endorsements

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The gay Republican group has posted two differing copies of their endorsement of Mitt Romney. One calls it a "qualified endorsement" and suggests they won't actively work for the campaign while the blast sent to the press removes that language.Read More


Clash of the Neoliberals: Obama's Shell Game

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 21, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the end, the public confrontations between the two men amount to little more than a Clash of Neoliberals. We are persuaded that a gamble is actually a choice, and that may be the biggest shell game of all.Read More


Two Interesting LGBT Infographics

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two new LGBT infographics are out today that you just have to see. One is about LGBT teen bullying while the other shows what the outcome of this year's election could have on marriage equality nationwide.Read More


Cruz Comes Out

Filed by Leslie Robinson | October 05, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become the first openly gay man in the history of the sport. Read More


'Sex-Work' Deserves A Nuanced Discussion

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | October 04, 2012 | 5:01 PM | comments

"Sex-worker" is arguably one of the most loaded terms in modern sexuality & gender discussion. Like so many other debates in our culture, issues around sex work are often difficult to discuss with nuance. People have a tendency to pick a side of the debate and hold fast to it. Read More


Is There a Debate on Same-Sex Marriage in the LGBT Community?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 04, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

LGBT people opposed to marriage equality are more likely to be Republicans and conservatives than those from the left.Read More


Present & Former EqCa Board Presidents Squabble Over Marriage

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 03, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Disparaging comments about former Equality California leaders have not sat well with several former EQCA board members and presidents concerned about the accurate history of the organization.Read More