The passage of Prop 8 was a life-changing moment for me.
In November of 2008, after eight years of Republican polices that led to a worldwide financial crisis and downbeaten minorities, voters went to the polls and elected Barack Obama – but in California they also elected to ban same-sex marriage. The passage of Prop 8 was a life-changing moment for me. Like so many Americans, I needed answers and I needed to take action. Over the next few weeks I created The New Civil Rights Movement, to provide those answers and galvanize a community of progressives to help advance civil rights for LGBT people. Since then, we’ve grown NCRM into one of the most powerful voices for progressives, the LGBT community, and other under-represented minorities in the country.
And there’s still so much work we’re going to do together.
Thank you for reading, thank you for standing up for civil rights and equal rights.
Editor in Chief, The New Civil Rights Movement
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David Badash is the founder and publisher of The New Civil Rights Movement, an award-winning news and opinion site focused on progressive politics and civil rights. The New Civil Rights Movement, published since 2008, is read by more than two million people monthly and has a reach of up to 21 million people weekly on social media.
Badash, a well-respected voice on politics and civil rights, has been quoted in national and international publications, including Politico and The Washington Post. He has been a guest on HuffPost Live, The Michelangelo Signorile Show, World Compass, the Yetta Kurland Show, at the City University of New York, and at the New School. Badash is also the creator of The Great Nationwide Kiss-In, a fifty-city, international gay rights response to the unlawful harassment, detention, and arrest of same-sex couples for kissing in public.