My middle name doesn’t have to be Equality for me to be contantly working for Equality. In fact, by taking it out of my name, I force myself to make sure I am talking about Equality even more than before so that this word is heard over and over, and considered as an important goal by more and more people.
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We are the Civil rights struggle for today, demanding nothing less that full equality, and our place within the fabric of the American Culture. And our struggle will not end under that has been achieved.
Today is Blog for Equality Day, a blog swarm sponsored by Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. Her post for the day, has important links, so check it out. A number of Pittsburgh bloggers are participating, each with their own perspective on the issue of LGBT Equality. For my part, I want to focus on two points: 1) The PA Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment PA is one of a handful off states looking to enact an anti-gay marriage amendment.[Read More…]
They illustrate both a passion, as well as smart response to the problems facing LGBT Equality. Namely our need to be vocal and demand action from our elected officials.
GetEQUAL and Justice League – Activate! To Rep. Chris Carney: Stop Voting Against LGBT Constituents and Support Their Right to Employment Protections
While Rep. Carney is out on the campaign trail worried about his own job, he continues to leave his LGBT constituents unprotected and without any form of federal employment protections. Like all Americans, we are worried about our job security and Rep. Carneyâ€™s votes based on discrimination are completely unacceptable.
Then Walker handed down his prop 8 ruling, and everything started to shift. Imagine if there were 50 there without much organization, how big of a crowd could have been gathered if there was a major push to create a real counter demonstration?
The linked blog post by Tom Lang below is a wonderful read, and talks about something I’ve written about from a general perspective before. Same-sex marriage equality is critically important to some parts of the LGBT community, but it, in and of itself does not produce equality. Even after 6 years of marriage equality there, the whole of the LGBT community remains lacking some very basic protections because a part of that whole has no[Read More…]
The method for dealing with lies and misinformation has to be to counter them by calling out the lies and offering real information instead. L+G+B+T matters when we all raise our voices together against any of the weapons of lies and misinformation directed at any of us individually.
For Ken, it was about showing up. What will it be for you?
Republicans don’t have to become gay friendly to do this either. They can still oppose all other gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans rights, leaving the community still disempowered and victimized by our culture and political system.