19 Mar 2008

Victory Fund Training Seeks Gay Candidates of Color

It is no secret that the path to GLBT civil rights runs through the halls of legislative bodies at the local, state and national levels. Elected officials say yea or nay to legislation that allows us to adopt children, visit our partners in the hospital, serve in the military and

05 Oct 2007

Proposed Ban on Gay Adoptions in Arkansas

First they came to ban us from being able to marry the person of our choice. Now comes an attempt in Arkansas to pass a constitutional amendment to ban unmarried same-sex couples from being able to adopt children.    LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a

24 Aug 2007

Giuliani Hires Media Firm Responsible For Racist Ads

Rudy Giuliani has never been known as the cuddliest of politicians and now he has hired a media team that more than matches his teeth baring personality. Giuliani's new media team is led by Heath Thompson and his Dallas-based firm, Scott Howell & Company. Thompson headed up George Bush's campaign

31 Jul 2007

Measuring the Impact of the LGBT Vote

Cross posted at Bloggernista The Bilerico Project has an interesting guest post focusing on the impact of LGBT people voting as a block and what that can mean for our efforts to build political power and advance our fight for civil rights. The post is by Malcolm Lazin, director of Equality

13 Jul 2007

Fight the Right, Not Each Other

Cross posted at Bloggernista. Even now as the Senate is set to debate the federal hate crimes bill, much of the energy among progressive LGBT activists is focused on attacking the Human Rights Campaign for a political forum featuring presidential candidates. Far less attention has been given to urging LGBT

10 Jul 2007

Presidential Forum on LGBT Issues

Cross posted at Bloggernista The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Logo, a division of Viacom?s MTV Networks, are teaming up to present a a televised forum on LGBT issues with the leading presidential candidates including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The one hour live broadcast will be on August 9

09 Jul 2007

Dude, You’re a Fag

That’s the slur that UC Berkeley sociologist C.J. Pascoe heard quite often as she researched her new book of the same title on masculinity and sexuality in high school. Boys used the word “fag” not necessarily to describe another boy as having same-sex sexual desires, but the word was thrown

01 Jul 2007

Gay Democrat Sues DNC

Cross posted at Bloggernista The Advocate has a great interview with activist Donald Hitchcock who is suing the Democratic National Committee. Donald is the former Director of the DNC?s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council until he was fired in May 2006 after his partner Democratic strategist Paul Yandura made critical

30 Jun 2007

More Hate Than Meets the Eye

Cross-posted at Bloggernista A new study has found that almost 4 in 10 gay men and 1 in 8 lesbians and bisexuals in the U.S. have been victims of violence or property crimes because of their sexual orientation. The study was written by University of California, Davis psychology professor Gregory

21 Jun 2007

Ex-Gay? No Way!

Its somewhat like watching a car crash seeing a formerly hedonistic lesbian like Charlene Cothran go all ex-gay and get all lovey-dovey with homo-hater Pat Robertson. Its way more than a mess and you have to just throw up your hands and wonder has she lost her damn mind? Judging