NOM's obvious (and growing) desperation will alienate far more than their new shotgun approach to the marriage fight could ever hope to recruit.
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association wrapped up their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, this last weekend. The organization, founded in 1990, has been a gathering point for journalists, media professionals, educators, and students to work within the news industry to increase fair and accurate reporting on LGBT people.
NOM's recent associations have demonstrated just how little NOM's top brass cares about seeming mainstream or actually "winning" much beyond their next paychecks. It also strengthens my hypothesis that this organization is now run by a covert pro-LGBT mole in socially conservative drag.
Anti-LGBT activists, who are so obviously down on their luck in a landscape where their "wins" are now few and far between, are looking for any opportunity to capitalize on a conversation that is more prominent, newsworthy, or mainstream than their own personal crusade against basic fairness.
Earlier this year, anti-LGBT activist Matt Barber opened a conservative website called BarbWire.com. The site's title is an obvious play on Matt's surname, but it might as well refer to the insults and sneers (or "barbs") for which the nascent site has become known, with the majority (and the worst) of those directed to the LGBT community.
Tami Fitzgerald served as the head and chief mastermind of Amendment One, the campaign that placed a discriminatory marriage amendment into the Tar Heel State's constitution. While she masked the true animus that drove her to that line of work back when the bright lights of the campaign were on her, Ms. Fitzgerald is now coming out and admitting that hers is a cause that goes well beyond marriage and instead apples directly to LGBT people themselves.
Nine prominent former "ex-gay" activists, including Yvette Cantu Schneider, have issued a statement denouncing the practice and calling for a ban.
GLAAD's Jeremy Hooper gets into some of the nitty gritty of former "ex-gay" activist Yvette Cantu Schneider's work, her feelings toward the anti-LGBT movement, and what she has to say to those who she might have hurt.
Peter Sprigg is a man who, if his stated "logic" were allowed to play out the way he wants, would find LGBT people literally thrown in jail, perhaps on some remote non-American island somewhere, for simply being gay.
Change is possible: Former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider 'celebrates the worthiness and equality of all people'
Yvette Cantu Schneider has one of the most robust pedigrees of anyone who has ever worked in the so-called "ex-gay" movement. Yvette has reached out to GLAAD to share her story—one that will come as a shock to her former colleagues and allies.