Archive for April, 2010

Discharged and Active Gay Servicemembers to Protest in Front of White House on Sunday (April 29, 2010)

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Media Advisory April 29, 2010 Contact:            Alan Bounville, 407.484.6671 or alanbounville@gmail.com Robin McGehee, 559.287.9670 or robin@getequal.org Discharged and Active Gay Servicemembers to Protest in Front of White House on Sunday They Demand Obama Show Leadership and Immediately Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as Promised WASHINGTON – On May 2nd at 12:00 noon (EDT), GetEQUAL, Queer  Read More »

GetEQUAL Co-Founder Kip Williams Talks Strategy on Austin’s OutCast Radio

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Kip Williams, co-founder of GetEQUAL and co-chair of last October’s National Equality March, talks about how GetEQUAL uses acts of civil disobedience to gain national exposure for the movement for equal rights; Ellen Ratner, author, news analyst for FOX News and out lesbian talks about several topics. Listen to the interview here.

Discharged Gay Vet Arrested at Sen. McCain’s Office Today After Refusing To Leave (April 26, 2010)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2010 Contact:   Rev. Brad Wishon, 623.570.6166 or revwishon@aol.com Discharged Gay Vet Arrested at Sen. McCain’s Office Today After Refusing To Leave First Class Petty Officer Lonnie Allen Howard-Stidham and four activists were there to demand the Sen. support repeal of DADT PHOENIX, AZ — Earlier today First Class Petty Officer  Read More »

President Obama: A Transgender Veteran Is Not An ”Impersonator,” ”It,” Or ”Shim”

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Dear President Barack Obama, My name is Autumn Sandeen, I’m a retired, disabled Fire Controlman, First Class Petty Officer; I retired in 2000 from the U.S. Navy after twenty years of service. Thumbnail link: FC1 Autumn Sandeen, USN (Ret.)You may know my name already, as I was one of the six military veterans who handcuffed  Read More »

Gay Activists v. the White House: The Inside Story

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

For 17 years, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy has grabbed thousands of gay soldiers by their collars and thrown them out of the military. By this time next year, that policy will be gone. (Update: I should have written “most likely.” I can’t predict the future.) Gay people will be openly serving in the United States Armed Forces. You might be forgiven for disbelieving that prediction, especially given the angry broadsides that gay rights activists are directing at the White House.

The Week in Gay: We’re Fucked!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

This has been a long ass week and I’m drowning in mucous and overmedicated and there is a shit-storm of stories to cover this week and frankly all I can say is that the gays are fucked. Let’s begin with some statistics released on Thursday. Servicemembers United released a report stating that in 2009 there  Read More »

Gay Activists v. the White House: The Inside Story

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

For 17 years, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy has grabbed thousands of gay soldiers by their collars and thrown them out of the military. By this time next year, that policy will be gone. (Update: I should have written “most likely.” I can’t predict the future.) Gay people will be openly serving in the  Read More »

Veterans Arrested During White House “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Protest to be Released this Afternoon (April 22, 2010)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Media Advisory Contact:  Joel Silberman, 917.287.3816 or joelsilberman@mac.com Please note location of arraignment after 2:00 pm this afternoon:   DC Superior Court, Courtroom 115, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington DC Veterans Arrested During White House “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Protest to be Released this Afternoon Veterans Held Overnight in DC Central Cellblock Begin Arraignment at 2pm  Read More »

“Get Equal” Gets Active!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This week begins another round of marches, rallies and protests launched by or with the assistance of the new powerhouse organization – Get Equal. There is no question that some of the tactics and actions will inspire debate even among the LGBT community and its allies. So far this week, protesters interrupted President Obama at  Read More »

BREAKING: GetEQUAL Disrupts Congressional Hearing to Demand Action on Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (April 21, 2010)

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2010 Joel Silberman, 917.287.3816 joelsilberman@mac.com BREAKING: GetEQUAL Disrupts Congressional Hearing to Demand Action on Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) GetEQUAL Activists Call Out Democratic Majorities’ Lack of Leadership on Bill; Confront Committee Chairman Rep. George Miller (D-CA)to Demand Floor Vote WASHINGTON – Carrying markers for each member of the House Education  Read More »