The Movement: July 2013

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Pope Francis on the 'Right Side of History'? Not So Fast

Filed by John M. Becker | July 31, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Francis's comments on homosexuality were a change of style, not of substance, but this was glossed over by the media in its rush to force-fit this story into the broader narrative of a major societal shift in favor of LGBT acceptance.Read More

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The Problem of Bisexual Invisibility

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

A new survey of LGBT Americans released last month revealed that bisexuals make up the biggest slice of the LGBT community, but most remain in the closet.Read More


The Case of the Albuquerque Mystery Pooper

Filed by John M. Becker | July 21, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

Albuquerque resident to young jogger: please stop defecating on my property.Read More


Fired For Being Trans: The Rest Of The Story

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 16, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

I recently appeared in a panel talking about my experience with anti-trans workplace discrimination. Here's the rest of the story.Read More


Children With LGBT Parents Speak Out

Filed by John M. Becker | July 14, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Family Equality Council just launched Outspoken Generation, empowering young adults with LGBT parents to speak out against right-wing misinformation about their families.Read More

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OutServe-SLDN Exec Director Announces Resignation Date

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Allyson Robinson, the beleaguered Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN, has announced she will resign on July 12.Read More

LGB Transphobia Rearing Its Ugly Head?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 10, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Was this another case of "transgender exceptionalism"? Read More

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Is There Coordination on State Marriage Efforts?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 08, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

If our national and state LGBT orgs aren't coordinating and cooperating on the recent spate of marriage equality efforts in the states, the recent wedding gold rush will turn to fools gold.Read More


OutServe-SLDN Board Co-Chair to Step Down

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The last two weeks of turmoil for LGBT military member group OutServe-SLDN seems to be drawing to a close.Read More

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Fourth Annual Trans Law Institute at Lavender Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 05, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

When I started working as a professor in 2004, I could count on one hand the number of trans attorneys I had heard of, let alone knew personally.Read More


OS-SLDN to Close Office, Keep Embattled Board Chair

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2013 | 1:40 PM | comments

Multiple calls with chapter leaders over the weekend revealed startling details about OutServe-SLDN's future plans - including shuttering the organization's office space and laying off the entire remaining staff.Read More