Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Bar in Texas Raided On 40 yr Anniversary of Stonewall

This blog was written by Eric Ross, a Join the Impact organizer in the East Bay of California. He is also the founder of Students for Equality, an organization dedicated to getting high school and college students more involved in LGBTQ Activism. He can be found on facebook and twitter as @LGBT_Activist In the early […]

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Obama defends DOMA, we defend our families

The following Op-Ed was written by Joe Mirabella. Joe Mirabella is a volunteer for Join the Impact as the Washington State Community Organizer.  Mirabella is a full time writer and content developer for an online retailer. He is engaged to marry his partner of 5 1/2 years in their home state of Iowa. The Obama […]

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Fairness Works – The American Dream In

Fairness does work.  Unfortunately millions are not protected from unfair job termination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Join the Impact hopes to change the landscape by helping pass three important pieces of legislation, the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), and the Employee Free Choice Act […]

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A Federal Office of LGBT Health can no longer wait

On the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we cannot help but be moved by the impact of discrimination on our communities,  11 gender non-conforming individuals killed in US alone this past year. It is imperative to speak up to eliminate discrimination; discussing the devastating effects of discrimination and violence on both the individual and […]

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A Federal Office of LGBT Health can no longer wait

On the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we cannot help but be moved by the impact of discrimination on our communities,  11 gender non-conforming individuals killed in US alone this past year. It is imperative to speak up to eliminate discrimination; discussing the devastating effects of discrimination and violence on both the individual and […]

Making an Impact in the State of Washington

Referendum 71 and Washington’s Domestic Partnership Rights The Washington State Legislature passed the Domestic Partnership expansion bill of 2009 and Governor Gregoire signed it into law.  This is the third element in a three year plan to deliver all the same state rights and obligations of marriage to same sex couples. The Domestic Partnership registry […]

President Obama: Don’t Flip Flop on DOMA!

OPERATION FLIP FLOP: Asking President Obama to keep his promise on DOMA MAIL A FLIP FLOP CARD TO THE WHITE HOUSE Mail Flip Flops to: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Join the Facebook Page The first ever federal lawsuit against Section 3 of DOMA (“Defense Of Marriage Act”) was filed on […]

Taking the battle where it’s hardest

The battle for equality has to be fought in small town America, such as Fresno, CA and not just gay-friendly cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York . The population of California ‘s Central Valley is far more reflective of national attitudes toward LGBT rights nationwide, such as Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas and […]

Project Classifieds: Equality Wanted!

Want to get the same-sex marriage issue back in the media in a positive way? Want to make a memorable statement in a way that’s never been done before? Join us in taking over statewide newspapers on Sunday, May 3rd! Imagine the look on people’s faces when they open the newspaper and turn to the […]

National Call In Days for Hate Crimes

The House is scheduled to vote TOMORROW on a Hate Crimes Bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, which if it passes will be the first ever piece of Federal Legislation to include our community! It is crucial that you call your Representatives TODAY, whether you think they’ll support us or not, and urge […]

Let’s get counted!

Action Alert – 48 hr window to call for LGBT health data collection! As of Fri, only 1 of 100 Senators signed on to support LGBT health data collection! Do you know the Census only has 14 questions but this federal health survey has hundreds? Wanna know what % of lesbians have breast cancer? What […]

Steve Colbert & The Gathering Storm

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA Name Contest

Evan Wolfson, You’re My Hero

Even Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry and aughor of Why Marriage Matters (great book if you haven’t read it), continues to impress me with his view of this movement as well as his views of those who oppose us. He wrote an article for the Huffington Post today entitled Winning the Freedom to […]