Archive for May, 2010

Guest Post: If You Haven’t Heard Of GetEQUAL You Will Soon

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

If you haven’t heard of GetEQUAL, you will soon. Distraught by recent delays, LGBT activists turn to civil disobedience to encourage the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination and repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. Thumbnail link: Trans-Ponder Internet Radio with Mila Ponder and Jayna PonderGroups like GetEQUAL are making their voices known though direct  Read More »

Civil Disobedience and the LGBT Community

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

With news breaking of Kip Williams of GetEQUAL mounting yet another civilly disobedient action to keep pressure on the issue of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, I thought it’d be a good time to share this. I had an occasion to mention an action from the 1980s, by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT  Read More »

Exxon Shareholders Protest Pictures & Photos

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

C.D. Kirven, left, screams into a megaphone with Michael Robinson at her side as members of the group GetEQUAL protest outside the annual ExxonMobile shareholders’ meeting Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy) See photo.

To Nancy Pelosi, from one of the DC ENDA 4

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This letter was written to Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Samantha Ames, a DC law student and GetEQUAL activist. Samantha was also one of the four arrested in DC (and six in San Francisco) on March 18th for occupying the Speaker’s office in an attempt to bring a floor vote for a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act  Read More »

Protesters take to Hill to demand ENDA passage

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Local activists seeking an end to job discrimination against LGBT people held a protest on Thursday before the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to take action on the issue. Wielding signs reading “I can still be fired for being me” and “1 in 7 LGBTQ face job discrimination,” around a dozen protesters marched up and  Read More »

Every Voice Counts for ENDA

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Yesterday, I joined the GetEqual picket for ENDA on Capitol Hill. About 20 of us met on the corner just across the street from the Library of Congress and the Cannon House office building. For about an hour, we marched around the block, watched by cops and protected by organizers and a legal observer. We  Read More »

GetEQUAL, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Activists to Congress: The Time for Talking is Over, Vote NOW on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2010 Brad Luna, PR contact, (202) 812-8140 or luna.brad@gmail.com MEDIA ADVISORY: Capitol Hill Protest TOMORROW GetEQUAL, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Activists to Congress: The Time for Talking is Over, Vote NOW on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Capitol Hill Protest Part of Week-Long Effort to Hold Democratic Leaders in  Read More »

A Letter to Nancy Pelosi, from one of the DC ENDA 4

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

This letter was written to Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Samantha Ames, a DC law student and GetEQUAL activist. Samantha was also one of the four arrested in DC (and six in San Francisco) on March 18th for occupying the Speaker’s office in an attempt to bring a floor vote for a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act  Read More »

Not Just an Empty Promise

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

This story comes from Michelle Wright, GetEQUAL Campaign Associate and activist. I, along with several other GetEQUAL staff and volunteers, had the opportunity to join dozens gathered Tuesday May 18th outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco, CA office. We rallied in an effort to raise awareness on a legislative bill stuck in legal limbo affecting  Read More »

San Francisco queers support hotel worker boycott

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

On a bustling Saturday afternoon at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel, there was a strange disturbance at the check-in counter. A seemingly innocuous gay couple had approached the front desk to inquire about checking in to the hotel. After speaking with the receptionist for moment, one of the women suddenly shouted frantically to her  Read More »