The New Civil Rights Movement is an online media organization focused on news, politics, and issues that affect the LGBT and progressive communities. Published regularly since November 2008, The New Civil Rights Movement is the fastest-growing site of its kind in the nation, and is proud to have been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award three years running, in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The New Civil Rights Movement is also home to almost two dozen writers and editors — reporting from across the U.S. and from around the world. Our masthead includes award-winning writers, lawyers, university professors, and leaders of LGBT and civil rights organizations.
Overall, The New Civil Rights Movement works to bridge the gap between LGBT blogs and mainstream news sites, which helps both LGBT and non-LGBT people see and understand our community’s issues more clearly. The New Civil Rights Movement was recently mentioned by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of “Five awesome blogs about minority communities.”
Starting publication just days after Prop 8 passed in 2008, The New Civil Rights Movement has covered many of the issues impacting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, from marriage equality and DOMA to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to ENDA, and from politics in general to the rise of the radical right. In short, we’ve become what we set out to be: “A journal of news and opinion on gay rights and marriage equality.” And, now, we believe, so much more.
Today, we are a full-fledged news gathering and reporting organization covering progressive news and LGBT-related stories. We work to be a voice for the LGBT community, focusing on issues that often affect most the LGBT community, minorities, and women — those who are now being called “the Obama electorate” — and challenging daily the falsehoods promoted by the radical religious right.
Our in-depth reporting on anti-gay bullying teen suicides motivated our readers — many of whom were personally affected by anti-gay bullying — to share their coming out stories in print. From local politics to international LGBTQ crises, we’ve worked hard to bring our readers important stories that affect the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and everyone interested in a better world that embraces full equality for all.
Where others give you clips, quotes, and quips, The New Civil Rights Movement gives you context. Perhaps because of that approach, we’ve earned a good-sized audience of loyal, intelligent, challenging readers, and have become the fastest-growing major LGBT-focused political site online.
Today, The New Civil Rights Movement is a well-read and well-respected voice on politics and civil rights, offering breaking news well before the mainstream media, and insight and analysis you can find nowhere else. We go beyond the media’s cookie-cutter approach, and the blogosphere’s sensationalism, often interviewing those responsible for making the headlines, taking the time to give you the bigger picture.
In short, where others give you clips, quotes, and quips, The New Civil Rights Movement gives you context.
Perhaps because of that approach, we’ve earned a good-sized audience of loyal, intelligent, challenging readers, and have become possibly the fastest-growing major LGBT-focused political site online. We’re even indexed as a news source by Google News — something few blogs can boast!
From Politico to The Washington Post to The Washington Examiner, The New Civil Rights Movement has been quoted nationally and internationally because we bridge the gap between LGBT blogs and mainstream news sites, which helps both LGBT and non-LGBT people see and understand our issues more clearly. The New Civil Rights Movement has been cited by Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Salon.com, and The Wall Street Journal, and repeatedly has been labeled “Best Opinion” by The Week, and recognized as “one of the smartest sites on the web” by the editor in chief of 365Gay.com, “a go-to blog for both reports and analysis of the most recent gay politics,” and “thoughtful, probing,” by Mediaite, and “very smart” by Joe.My.God., the 2010 winner of the GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Blog category.
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