Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gay Fathers Explain the Selfless Reason for Adoption

The Huffington Post profiles Ricardo and Jessie Ortiz-Barreto, two gay men who have raised four adopted boys. The men speak of their desire to adopt in a powerful way that combats every stereotype that anti-equality forces claim when they try … Continue reading

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Respect for the Judiciary Branch of Government

While every time a judge rules in favor of a same-sex couples rights to marry or strikes down a state’s constitutional amendment banning gay couples from marrying, we hear screams from equality opponents about ‘judicial tyranny’, ‘legislation from the bench’, … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil is Like ‘Your Racist Old Aunt’ On LGBT Policies

The Washington Blade notes that for the 17th year in a row, ExxonMobil voted against a resolution that would institute policy prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees: According to the company, only 19.5 percent of shareholders voted … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities: Houston v. Pittsburg, TX on Discrimination

For those who think that ordinances like the one passed in Houston that protects Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons aren’t really needed or afford special rights, comes this story out of another Texas town via Joe. My. God.: The … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: GOP Congressman Charlie Dent Evolves on Gay Marriage Equality

We’re getting there, little by little. The Washington Post reports that congressional Representative Charlie Dent, a Republican, is now, officially, supportive of marriage equality. Dent’s evolution became complete after Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was ruled unconstitutional. After a federal … Continue reading

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Mattachine Society of D.C. Repurposed For “Archive Activisim” On LGBT History

The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. was originally formed by Frank Kameny in 1961 as an organization to help further the civil rights of gay people. Today, the organization has now repurposed itself to discovering and publishing documentation on political … Continue reading

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Insurance Ad Speaks to the Gay ‘Safe To Be Out’ Experience

The Allstate Ad at left (click to enlarge) speaks to a condition that many gay people feel in their everyday lives, the ‘Is it safe to be out here’ question that we are constantly asking. Even in the largest and … Continue reading

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