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Watch: Jason Collins Tells Oprah Being Black ‘Adds Another Dimension’ To Coming Out As Gay

by David Badash ● 3:16 PM May 3, 2013
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Jason Collins tells Oprah that being an African-American “adds another dimension” to his coming out as gay, after she asked him if he knew “how big this was?”

Discrimination

Equality Forum: Transgender Panel Members ‘Still Have To Do These 101s’

by John Culhane ● 7:34 PM May 4, 2012
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Equality Forum’s transgender panel asked, Are gay and lesbian advocates the natural advocates of the trans-community?, and What is the teaching role of transpeople?

Arts

I’m From Driftwood Adds New Community Spotlights — And An NYC Fundraiser

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:30 AM March 28, 2012
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I’m From Driftwood’s next two Community Spotlight series will focus on elders and homeless youth, and they’re holding a fundraiser in NYC – read for details!

Civil Rights

Transgender Equality And Homelessness: “Lost And Forgotten In The Larger Reality”

by Michael Talon ● 12:04 PM March 10, 2012
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“The ability to find housing is a huge issue for the transgender community,” says an advocate. A look at how this problem affects real people, and what is being done.

culture

“I’m From Driftwood” Wins GLAAD Praise For Black Community Spotlight

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 9:00 AM February 19, 2012
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From Monday, February 6, to Friday February 10, I’m From Driftwood (IFD) ran their first ever Community Spotlight, highlighting nine stories from black LGBTQ people.

Gay Agenda

LGBT Rights And The Dallas Principles: Now, More Than Ever?

by Stuart Wilber ● 9:00 AM September 24, 2011
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Major changes within the LGBT community, including the resignation of HRC’s Joe Solmonese, remind us that now is a good time to re-examine The Dallas Principles.

Civil Rights

HRC Already Has The Perfect Candidate, So Why Aren’t They Considering Her?

by Tanya Domi ● 5:19 PM August 31, 2011
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Cathy Woolard, a true fierce advocate and role model for the LGBT community, was rumored to be the next President of HRC, until HRC denied it. Why won’t she be?

Advocacy: A Vision For The GLBT Community In The Heart Of Dixie

by Guest Author ● 1:50 PM July 5, 2011
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GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services provides support services and raises awareness about issues specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Bigotry Watch

NAACP Leader: “Gay Community Stop Hijacking The Civil Rights Movement”

by David Badash ● 11:52 AM March 17, 2011
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A leader of the NAACP, Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., demanded at an Iowa marriage rally that the “gay community stop hijacking the civil rights movement.”

Analysis

Analysis: Elections Affect LGBTs In Overnight Change To Lame Duck Session

by Tanya Domi ● 11:02 PM November 2, 2010
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Tonight Senator-elect Dan Coates of Indiana won election to return to the Senate.  He formerly held the junior senator seat from Indiana when Dan Quayle became Vice-President of the U.S. with George H.W. Bush in 1988.  Coates is a hostile opponent to LGBT rights and led the Republican effort in 1993 against the DADT “compromise” [...]

Why I’m Hanging Up My Bilerico Hat For Good

by David Badash ● 11:06 AM April 2, 2010

When I first started writing “The New Civil Rights Movement,” this blog on marriage equality, politics, and civil rights, I had a deep desire to make a positive impact for my community. Prop 8 had passed literally days before, and this blog was my response to the deep voice inside me that said at any [...]