Topics :: GLBT equality advocates

1 thru 10 of 57 Stories

Frank Kameny Inducted Into Labor Department's Hall of Honor

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 28
Frank Kameny, the longtime LGBT rights activist credited with spearheading the fight that eventually allowed LGBT people to work for the federal government, was inducted into the Labor Department's Hall of Honor on June 23.

New Coalitions for Some? Or for All?

NATIONAL | By Caleb Rainey | Jun 14
When men like Griffin and the people who belong to this "new coalition" attain their marriage equality rights, will they still be in the fight? Or will we see them and their funding disappear as so many of us still struggle?

Murray, Israel Introduce Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 16
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in credit and lending.

Judy Shepard Carries Her Son's Torch

NATIONAL | By Norm Kent | May 2
In a unique and milestone event designed to unite the South Florida LGBT community. Stuart Milk will present the Harvey Milk Honors Medal to Judy Shepard.

Black History: Black Leaders Who Support Us

CELEBRITIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 28
The African American community has often been accused of not supporting LGBT equality. These claims may have been greatly exaggerated. Many leaders and celebrities from with the Black community have in fact been staunch LGBT allies.

Going Local, Changing Attitudes in the Deep South

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 7
Mary Jane Kennedy, a conservative, Christian woman living in Mississippi, has become the first face of the Human Rights Campaign's series of commercials in its Project One America campaign.

Obama Pressed to Appoint State Department Envoy for LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 18
President Barack Obama is being urged to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the State Department who would serve as the principal advisor on LGBT issues to the secretary of State.

Eric Holder's LGBT Rights Legacy

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 5
When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general after nearly six years as the nation's top lawyer, he will leave behind a legacy on LGBT-rights that is unmatched.

EQCA Expands to National Work

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 28
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

NATIONAL | By Chuck Colbert | Sep 16
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

1 thru 10 of 57 Stories