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The New Civil Rights Movement Wins ‘Outstanding Blog’ at GLAAD Media Awards



The New Civil Rights Movement on Saturday won the “Outstanding Blog” award at the GLAAD Media Awards, held in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The GLAAD Media Awards “recognize and honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community that inspire change,” according to GLAAD. 

“We are extremely humbled to be honored by GLAAD with the award for ‘Outstanding Blog’ this year,” says David Badash, Founder and Managing Editor of The New Civil Rights Movement. “GLAAD is one of the nation’s most important and effective LGBT civil rights organizations.”

“The New Civil Rights Movement has worked hard for more than five years to help advance the civil rights of the LGBT community. As an influential and independent publisher, to have our work recognized as ‘outstanding’ by the good people at GLAAD is exceptionally rewarding to us,” Badash says.

Badash sees publishing as a “sacred trust” that must be earned. “Millions of people turn to us for our credible reporting, analysis, and opinion. We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards to help inform, educate, and rally the LGBT and progressive communities in our march toward advancing equality every day.”

Badash began The New Civil Rights Movement just days after Prop 8 was passed by California voters in 2008, out of frustration with what he saw as a lack of understanding about why people opposed marriage equality. The New Civil Rights Movement quickly grew into a highly cited media organization delivering news and opinion on politics and issues that affect LGBT people and the progressive community. The New Civil Rights Movement continues to be one of the fastest-growing news and opinion sites of its kind in the nation, frequently attracting nearly one million regular monthly visitors, often through its highly-trafficked Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. The New Civil Rights Movement has almost 140,000 Facebook fans and over 60,000 followers on Twitter.

The New Civil Rights Movement was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014, before winning this weekend.

Home to almost two dozen authors and editors reporting from across the U.S. and from around the world, The New Civil Rights Movement’s masthead includes award-winning writers, attorneys, university professors, and leaders of LGBT and civil rights organizations. It is a well-read and well-respected voice on politics and civil rights, offering breaking news often well before the mainstream press, along with unique insight and analysis of stories across a variety of topics.

The New Civil Rights Movement next month will launch a completely redesigned news site — including the new logo above — built on a new platform that will enable it to interact more intimately with its readers, offer more services — including helping people register to vote — send petitions to the nation’s political, social, and business leaders, and organize and unite more minority and under-served communities around securing and expanding civil rights for all.

“Your rights, your movement” will be its new rallying slogan.

The New Civil Rights Movement today is also announcing it is beginning a search for additional experienced freelance writers to expand its coverage of political and civil rights news at the state, national, and international levels, to continue its strong tradition of journalistic excellence.

For example, in 2013, The New Civil Rights Movement offered unprecedented coverage of the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. It published opinions and reports from legal LGBT notables from Georgetown University, Columbia Law School, the Anti-Defamation League, and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

It also published responses to the historic day’s rulings from others in the LGBT community, like LGBT activist and cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts; the plaintiffs in DeBoer v. Snyder – which may end Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage; and the owners of a North Carolina-based international china replacement outlet, who accidentally became LGBT activists by just raising a family and living their lives.

Overall, The New Civil Rights Movement works to bridge the gap between blogs and mainstream news sites, which helps both LGBT and non-LGBT people see and understand the LGBT community’s issues more clearly. 

For more about The New Civil Rights Movement, visit The New Civil Rights Movement online, visit our Media page, or contact publisher David Badash at editor at or by telephone: (646) 875-8547.

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Poll Finds Majority Oppose Impeachment Inquiry as House GOP Kicks Off Hearings Two Days Before Likely Shutdown



A just-released NBC News poll finds a solid majority of registered voters are opposed to House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, which kicks off Thursday morning, just two days before House Republicans are likely to shut down the federal government.

“56% of registered voters say Congress should not hold hearings to start the process of removing Biden from office, while 39% say it should,” NBC News reports. “The House Oversight Committee is gathering for its first hearing in the inquiry, which Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced two weeks ago to investigate Biden’s ties to his son Hunter’s business dealings, probing what McCarthy described as ‘allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption.'”

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s “own conference was divided over the impeachment inquiry, and so are voters — who are also, unsurprisingly, divided along party lines when it comes to proceedings aimed at removing Biden from office,” NBC News adds. “An overwhelming majority of Democrats (88%) oppose the hearings, while 73% of Republicans support them. Six in 10 independents oppose the hearings, and 29% say Congress should move forward with them.”

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The Congressional Integrity Project, a group of Democratic strategists, have published what it calls a “regularly updated rundown of Republican commentators, Members of Congress, and media personalities” who have indicated there is not sufficient evidence to initiate an impeachment inquiry against President Biden. It includes recent statements from Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Rep. French Hill (R-AR), Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), and Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY).

At midnight on Saturday the federal government will shut down, unless the House passes legislation to fund the government, the Senate passes the House’s legislation, and President Joe Biden signed it into law.

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The shutdown, which has yet to begin, may already have cost the American taxpayers possibly a billion dollars, well-known economist Justin Wolfers casually suggested:

“This week you and I are paying over a million federal employees over a billion dollars to put aside their regular work to plan for a pointless shutdown, and that shutdown will grind the government to a halt which will also cause untold disruption through the private sector.”

Earlier this week, House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said, “A MAGA shutdown drains billions of dollars from our economy. It says to our men and women in uniform — you’re not getting paid. To women and children depending on food assistance — you’re not eating. All 3 recent shutdowns were under REPUBLICAN House Speakers. Irresponsible.”

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‘I Feel a Little Bit Dumber for What You Say’: The Nine Worst Moments of the GOP Presidential Debate



The second Republican presidential debate was mired in in-fighting and personal attacks by the candidates,  a vow to wage physical war against Mexico, hate against LGBTQ people, an insistence the U.S. Constitution doesn’t actually mean what the words on the page say, and a fight over curtains.

Here are nine of the worst moments from Wednesday night’s debate.

The debate itself got off to a rough start right from the beginning.

Multiple times candidate cross-talk made it impossible for anyone to make a point, like this moment when nearly half the candidates talked over each other during a nearly two minute segment as the moderators struggled to take control.

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Vivek Ramasway got into a heated argument with Nikki Haley, leading the former Trump UN Ambassador to tell him, “Honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say.”

Ramaswamy launched an attack on transgender children.

Moments after Ramaswamy attacked transgender children, so did Mike Pence, calling supporting transgender children’s rights “crazy.”

He promised “a federal ban on transgender chemical or surgical surgery anywhere in the country,” and said: “We’ve got to protect our kids from this radical gender ideology agenda.”

Former New Jersey Governor Cris Christie described the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, who has dedicated her life to teaching, as the person President Biden is “sleeping with.”

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, as CNN’s Manu Raju noted were “one-time allies,” after “Haley appointed Scott to his Senate seat,” until they started “going at it at [the] debate.”

“Talk about someone who has never seen a federal dollar she doesn’t like,” Scott charged. “Bring it, Tim,” Haley replied before they got into a fight about curtains.

Senator Scott declared, “Black families survived slavery, we survived poll taxes and literacy tests, we survived discrimination being woven into the laws of our country. What was hard to survive was [President] Johnson’s Great Society, where they decided to take the Black father out of the household to get a check in the mail.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, currently leading over everyone on stage, said practically nothing for the first 15 minutes. He may have said the least of all the candidates on stage Wednesday night. But he denounced Donald Trump for being “missing in action.”

Watch all the videos above or at this link.




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‘I Don’t Think So’: As GOP Debate Kicks Off Trump Teases Out the Chances of Any Candidate Becoming His Running Mate



Donald Trump, again refusing to participate in a GOP debate, teased out the fate of every candidate on stage Wednesday night: he will choose none of them as his vice presidential running mate.

The ex-president who is facing 91 felony charges in four criminal cases across three jurisdictions and is now also facing the dissolution of his business empire, brought up the running mate question around the same time the debate on Fox News was kicking off.

“It’s all over television, this speech,” Trump falsely claimed, referring to his live remarks at a non-union shop one day after President Joe Biden stood on the picket line with UAW workers.

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“You know, we’re competing with the job candidates,” Trump said, mocking his fellow Republican presidential candidates after he scheduled an event opposite the debate he refused to attend.

“They’re all running for a job,” he continued, as the audience began to boo.

“They want to be in the, they’ll do anything,” he continued. “Secretary of something.”

“They even say VP, I don’t know,” Trump said. “Does anybody see any VP in the group? I don’t think so.”

Watch below or at this link.

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