Tag Archives: National Equality March

MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail 2.0 (Three Excerpts)

You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Washington. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations. I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social analysis that deals merely with effects and […]

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Thoughts To Consider Regarding Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the Prop 8 Case

Hopefully, many of you already know that today is the first day of trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a federal proceeding to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which could end up opening marriage to same-sex couples across the nation. This could easily be the Loving v. Virginia of our time, where SCOTUS has the final word […]

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Top 10 Christian “Victims” of 2009… They’re Hurting!

One of my first posts of 2009 was making fun of the “Christian Bashing” list from 2008. This year, our good friends at the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission have again put out their list. The language is a bit more refined this time around—no “bashing”—but the list is still as pathetic. Let’s take a look at […]

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The ZackFord Blogs Top 10 of 2009

Wow, what an interesting year it has been! Next week I’ll celebrate ZackFord Blog’s first birthday, probably by writing a long reflection about that first year of blogging (because reflecting is what we student affairs professionals do). For now, I thought I’d highlight posts from the past year that I hope are still worth reading! […]

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Two New Cool LGBT Projects You Should Check Out

Normally I don’t like to blatantly promote certain blogs because there are so many great blogs down in the blogroll. In this case, there are two projects that go beyond just blogging that I think deserve some special attention. They are relatively new, and so I want to help them out because I think the […]

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It’s Time to Hold Democrats Accountable for LGBT Rights

Harvey Milk said 30 years ago that it was not enough to support Democrats who spoke in support of gay rights. He saw then what we see now: pandering. As long as the Democrats said that they would support the gay community, the gay community would give them money, just as we do today. But […]

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Will History Be Made or Will an Ugly Precedent Prevail?

No matter what happens today, November 3, 2009 will be an important day in the history of the queer equality movement. No matter what happens today, we will push harder for our equality, but it will be either because we have to or because we can. If Question 1 in Maine passes, it will be […]

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Reflections on the Faces For Equality Project


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Over the past three weeks, I’ve been posting vignettes of folks I met at the National Equality March. I collected 20 profiles in total, featuring 22 individuals with their friends, family, and loved ones at the March. I called this project Faces For Equality. My original goal was to put a more human face on […]

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Faces For Equality: Dana Strickler

Name: Dana Strickler Age: 63 Hometown: Kingsport, TN Occupation: Retired Kindergarten Teacher Why I Found Her at The NEM: “It’s time, it’s very much time.” That was Dana’s mantra at the March, which she attended to support LGBT people. “It’s time.” Dana is part of the Unitarian Universalist church back in Tennessee, a religious organization […]

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Faces For Equality: Rebecca Geller

Name: Rebecca Geller (Pictured above on the right with members of her family) Age: 29 Hometown: Fairfax, VA Occupation: Lawyer Why I Found Her at The NEM: Rebecca spoke with concision as only a lawyer could. Her reasons for being at the March were simple: her cousin and her best friend are gay, and if […]

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