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President Obama today announced his continued support for marriage equality by endorsing the four key marriage races: Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
Just about any time an anti-gay group or individual is caught saying something that is obviously out-of-touch with mainstream America, the spin machine hops into overdrive and the messenger-shooting begins. Always, the claim is that the comments were taken "out of context."
Pastor Brad Brandon is far from the only active anti-gay operative to have said vile and inflammatory things about the LGBT community. He’s just one of the few who’ve been reported on as such.
Pastor Brad Brandon's comparison of marriage equality supporters to Nazis has earned him a place on GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project.
As November 6 approaches, advocates for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are working hard to ensure that ballot questions that would legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples pass, while supporters in Minnesota work hard to ensure that inequality is not enshrined in their state constitution in the form of a ban on marriage equality. Social media is playing a major role in the campaigns in the four states, with several ads being produced. However, videos are also being shared across social media platforms to motivate supporters and voters. We’ll list a sampling of them
African-American LGBT and ally clergy to host the GO Vote: A Memo to Black America summit tonight at Grace Congregational Church of Harlem. Noted economist and civil rights activists Dr. Julliane Malveaux will be the guest speaker. Find out how you can make sure you're rights to vote are protected.
On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.
Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.