Category: LGBT News

HRC on the Record, Part 1: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Diversity.

It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of some of the decisions made by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) and comments made by their spokespeople, but what should also be apparent is, like any organization, the HRC was developed with people power. Like me, all of those people are fallible. Mistakes can and do happen. It took me a long time to recognize that for myself. Sometimes, I speak for me, sometimes I speak for an organization – at no time is my speech necessarily correct.


March 9, 2011 0

Director of Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Bill

Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.


March 1, 2011 1

Your Representative’s View on DOMA – Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas.

From Arkansas Representative, Mike Ross, Democrat:

“…please know that I support the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. In 1997, I joined my colleagues in the Arkansas State Legislature to enact two state laws that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages in our state”


February 28, 2011 1

82nd Texas Legislative Session Welcomed with Anti-Bullying Demonstration

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 82nd Texas legislative session.  To welcome the new legislature, Queer Texas United organized a Homophobia and Transphobia Kills Die-In at the front gate of the Capitol Building in Austin.  The purpose of the Die-In was to support anti-bullying legislation.  The Texas Senate has introduced two bills with respect to…
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January 12, 2011 3

Tea Party Opponent of Gabrielle Giffords Called to Remove her by Shooting M16s

This morning Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman at a Safeway grocery store during a Congress at your Corner event. Prior to that, Tea Partier Sarah Palin had placed the congressperson on a “target” list for removal, noting on a map the congresspersons location with a gun site as…
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January 8, 2011 0
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National Organization for Marriage Launches NOH8 Campaign???

The National Organization for Marriage, (NOM), learned a new strategy in 2010: steal the phrases used by the movement pushing to legalize marriage for same sex couples. It started with “Hate is Not A Family Value.” More recently, they have been offended by the FCKH8 videos, whose purpose is to counter the rhetoric  put forward…
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January 2, 2011 3

HRC’s Eric Alva Speaks about DADT and Obama’s Defense of Policy

Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva (Ret.) was the first American wounded in the war in Iraq when, on March 21, 2003, while traveling to Basra, he stepped on a land mine. In 2006, Sgt. Alva began working with the Human Rights Campaign, the “largest” LGBT Rights organization, to speak out against the military’s now (but likely temporarily) halted “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy (DADT). He now tours nationally for the organization and continues to lecture about DADT.


October 17, 2010 3

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: GLSEN is to Blame for LGBT Suicides

Bryan Fischer, the host of the American [Heterosexual Only] Family Association’s [AFA] radio show, Focal Point, recently declared on an AFA blog post that GLSEN was to blame for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender suicides. His theory, it seems, is that you can eliminate the high incidents of suicide in LGBT kids by eliminating LGBT kids.


October 13, 2010 0

Texas Sees First *Legal* Same-Sex Wedding

The wedding between Mark Reed-Walkup, a provisional Board Member of the LGBT equality organization, GetEQUAL, and the “love of his life,” Dante Walkup, wasn’t the first wedding ceremony performed in Texas, but it was the first same-sex wedding performed on Texas’ soil which will have legal recognition.


October 11, 2010 2

Target CEO is “Genuinely Sorry” for Anti-LGBT Contribution

In a message published today to Target leaders, Target President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel, apologized for the contribution to MNForward, which supports candidates who maintain a very anti-LGBT platform.


August 5, 2010 28