Tag Archives: GetEQUAL

Netroots Dispatch: Direct Action vs. Insider Lobbying (There Is No Conflict)

At a superficial level, different strategies might be perceived as conflicting strategies, but there is a synergistic potential waiting to be realized.

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Taking a Step Back: The Past and Future of LGBT Equality Collide

When the historians look back on the LGBT Equality movement, what will they say about our opponents, and what will they say about how we pushed forward?

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 29 – Bouncing Back from a Bloodbath

The magic word of the day is “resilience.” How do we stay strong and move on when the going gets tough? Whether it’s extended unemployment, a shattered wrist, or a sea of red across the election map, misfortune comes in many forms and we all have to find ways to be resilient. Join Zack and […]

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Powerless: All or Nothing LGBT Support of Democrats

In the lead-up to next week’s election, leaders in the LGBT movement have offered a choice: “Vote Democratic or you’re responsible for the Republicans taking over and persecuting us all!”

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UPDATE: Photos from Chris Carney Sit-In ARREST

Update: Audrey was arrested for criminal trespassing; cited and released. Before arrest, the officer threatened to use a taser on her if she did not leave, even though she was not resisting arrest. Ultimately, a taser was not used. As predicted, the protesters from the ENDA sit-in I reported on earlier today have been arrested […]

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Exclusive: Photos from Chris Carney Sit-in and Phone Swarm

Here is an exclusive update with pictures from the sit-in underway to urge Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA) to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)!

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A Brief Word on President Obama’s Responsibility for Persisting LGBT Discrimination

Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo remind us the importance of holding President Obama accountable.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 2 – GetEQUAL, Leaving Catholicism, Gaypril, and Glee

We’re back and we have theme music! Peterson and Zack return with some pretty serious conversations this week! We discuss the latest GetEQUAL direct action, the process by which someone formally leaves the Catholic Church (and why you’d bother), the phenomenon of Gaypril on college campuses, and we also have some debate about whether Glee […]

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The Game-Changing Importance of GetEQUAL’s Direct Action Campaign

As you may have already heard, GetEQUAL has stepped up its direct action campaign. Yesterday, protesters interrupted President Obama’s speech at a Barbara Boxer fundraiser, calling for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Today, six LGBT veterans chained themselves to the White House fence and have just been arrested. Here is the GetEQUAL press […]

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Dan Choi, HRC, The “Schism,” and Mixed Messages

[Update: Joe Solmonese answered some questions today from the DC Agenda and said… nothing remarkable. John Aravosis and Pam Spaulding are writing on this issue today as well.] I had the pleasure of meeting Lt. Dan Choi last night at a speaking engagement at Susquehanna University. As always, he spoke quite strongly and definitely ruffled […]

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