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.
Archive for January, 2015
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 fully support independent filmmaking as a powerful tool in telling LGBTQ stories and I’m happy to sign on as a supporter of this film. With a little over a week to go, the film needs your help to meet the fundraising goal.
Attack efforts towards some bakers demonstrate a new tactic in the battle against LGBTQ Equality. They are designed to confuse the public about the purpose of non-discrimination laws and perpetuate a myth of Christian persecution.
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.
Mark King lists five reasons to get your focus and fear off of your sex partner’s HIV status, and they miss nothing. Every one of these five points are worth learning by heart and living by in each and every intimate encounter.
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?