Tag Archives: National Equality March

Make Today The Day It Gets Better (NCOD)

The first step a person can take to making their life better? Come out.

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The Problem Isn’t Just People Against Gay Adoption; It’s People Against Adoption

I was adopted. Are you surprised? A lot of people are when I reveal this super intimate detail. “Oh,  I didn’t know,” they say. To answer your other questions: I’ve always known, and I have no interest in meeting my genetic parents. My parents are my parents and I love them very much. Oh, and […]

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Faces For Equality: Tanner Efinger

Name: Tanner Efinger Age: 26 Hometown: West Hollywood, CA Occupation: Supervisor of Communications and Social Media, MZA Events Why I Found Him at Creating Change: Tanner explains that he “accidentally” fell into activism after the passage of Proposition 8, though that might be a humble interpretation of his efforts since. Before then, being gay had […]

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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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Judy Shepard, An Ally of Strength and Grace

Last night, I had the opportunity to see Judy Shepard speak. What was even more meaningful is I took my own mother with me. The story of Matthew Shepard’s death is familiar and yet no less meaningful. The woman who continues to tell it and to advocate for our community on his behalf is short […]

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The Social Justice Ally Refresher We All Need

Check out this awesome video! Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones gives 6 rules for allies (cross race/gender/sexuality/nationality/religion etc) in her keynote speech given 2/19/10 at a luncheon sponsored by Abriendo Brecha Vll Conference and The Seventeenth Annual Emerging Scholarship In Women’s and Gender Studies Conference UT Austin (hat tip: Sharon Bridgforth): Being an ally is a […]

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[Update: Click here to view video of this speech!] Yesterday, Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, presented her “State of the Movement” address here at Creating Change. Jeremy Hooper has the full text of the speech over on Good As You (I was sitting next to him as he […]

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Revisiting The Dallas Principles in Dallas

One of the things I’m looking forward to this week at Creating Change is meeting with some of those who helped last May to develop The Dallas Principles, a list of ideals for LGBT equality. I wrote about the principles in June to try to help raise awareness. I also wrote about The Yogyakarta Principles […]

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If You Could Be At Creating Change This Week, What Would You Attend?

(Note: I do not write on behalf of the NGLTF; I am an independent participant in the conference.) Whoo! I am super excited!! There are a lot of great things about Creating Change… being in a totally queer environment, meeting amazing people with strong voices… (hopefully I don’t embarrass myself like I did at the […]

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HRC DADT Email Reminds Us How Irrelevant They Are

During the evening before the speech, I predicted that Obama’s mention of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the State of the Union would be unremarkable. And I was right. He didn’t say anything new. And the look on the faces of the Joint Chiefs wasn’t pretty. It was the same old spiel from the […]

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