Andre Gray has been missing since late October, and his family is asking for members of the LGBTQ community to come out on Saturday, February 6th to help search for information, in the area of the North Side where Andre’s car was found.
The Dignity and Respect Pledge is a tool towards creating a different paradigm where the goal is for everyone to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Our focus as LGBTQ Equality advocates can be on finding fault with others (who often act atrociously), or actively and cooperatively building a different respect framework within our friends, our communities, our organizations, our cities and eventually the world.
Passing non-discrimination protections simply helps create an environment with less fear in the work place which means happier and more successful workers and more successful businesses. That’s a win-win for everyone.
I’m going to bet that many people read this type of confusing information and are left still unsure so they just give up and don’t get tested.
Being gay or lesbian isn’t a choice. What gays and lesbians do choose is to accept themselves and embrace being who they are. And some of us choose to marry.
I believe that today I am a different person and different advocate because of those opportunities to see real leadership and activism role modeled by Madeleine Hershey.
This post was originally posted on January 16, 2012, and reprinted today January 19, 2015 Every year when we reach Martin Luther King Jr day, I am always shocked as I read through his speeches, and I wonder why is it that we as a country, do not treat this holiday as important as Independence Day? King’s words embody the true meaning and path to Freedom more than any other person I have ever studied.[Read More…]
Should the cost of fighting same-sex marriage be a reason why states give up the battle or is it worth any cost?
Some ideas out there as to what I learned from watching Selma as it relates to today’s LGBTQ Rights movement. I identify three points that may be applicable to todays LGBTQ efforts.
This is the first of a two part series. Here is part two. Last evening my husband, Brad and I challenged the frigid temperatures to go out and see the new film Selma which recently opened in theaters across the US. We often head up to a theater up route 28 that is part of a shopping Mall, and as usual the mall was full of teenage kids from the various semi-rural neighborhoods the mall serves.[Read More…]