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The quote below is from an amici brief filed regarding the court case in Utah re: same-sex marriage,and pulled from this this story: “State laws and constitutions that deny marriage to gay and lesbian citizens are bad for our businesses …. Our success is dependent upon the welfare and morale of all employees, without distinction. This forced differential treatment – imposed by state law – of similarly situated employees interferes with our business and professional[Read More…]
What I do want to really own from Jillian’s position however, is that today, more than ever before, we have a need to both accentuate our differences, and at the same time embrace our togetherness. Even if we can easily see how to cut ourselves up into isolated parts, there is enormous value in owning our connectedness which makes us one community full of diversity. Our sense of community isn’t about how we are alike, but rather, our willingness to celebrate our differences without it harming our individual or collective identity.
I encourage you to think abouyt this as a form of LGBTQ activism. Imagine, this is most likely the closest you will ever be to a large number of members of the PPD. You will have much opportunity to share your perspectives as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or allied supporters, and these are perspectives that these same members of the force probably don’t hear very often. Your participation provides opportunities to the Pittsburgh Police to learn about the needs of the LGBTQ community, and understand how their actions and the ways they do things impacts the LGBTQ community.
Scott Brown translation: I might vote for your equality sometimes and I might not vote for your equality at other times. Is that good enough for you? Not good enough for me.
This is a wonderful video clip well worth watching. I appreciate how they lay out a case for building a strong grass roots movement based on a single, clear and concise message. At times, I think the LGBTQ movement seeks inclusivity over clarity. I’m not sure that is all bad, but I do wonder if we had more groups, each working for a clear purpose, and cross supporting each other, if we would get further[Read More…]
Received an email today explaining how you can follow the Prop 8 hearing that is happening today starting at noon Pittsburgh time, or 9AM PT. Follow the American Foundation for Equal Rights on Twitter. Follow them on Facebook.
I think there is clearly some within the LGBT community who express transphobia at anywhere from a very mild to very blatant and offensive level.
Here is a list of websites that offer LGBTQ Rights information, resources and assistance. Â The list came from a posting on Facebook, and may not be a complete list. Â If there are other sites you would add to the list, please feel free to add a comment to this post. http://www.advocate.com/ http://www.getequal.org/ http://www.hrc.org/ http://www.afer.org/ http://www.gay.com/ http://www.out.com/ http://www.hrw.org/ http://www.gfn.com/ http://www.glaa.org/ http://www.glnh.org/ http://www.ilga.org/ http://www.aclu.org/ http://www.eqca.org/ http://www.bgay.com/ http://www.glaad.org/ http://www.laglc.org/ http://www.iglta.com/ http://www.365gay.com/ http://www.iglhrc.org/ http://www.moveon.org/ http://www.sfpride.org/ http://www.imminst.org/ http://www.change.org/ http://www.amnesty.org/ http://www.lapride.org/[Read More…]
Now, it is our turn. To give voice for the overlooked LGBT veterans and all the lives they have touched, and to keep moving freedom and equality moving forward.