Archive for June, 2010

Press Release: Statement from GetEQUAL on Tonight’s White House LGBT Pride Reception

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 Brad Luna: 202/812.8140 (cell) or luna.brad@gmail.com Statement from GetEQUAL on Tonight’s White House LGBT Pride Reception Guests Should Use Attendance to Hold President Accountable on Promise to be “An Ally and a Champion and a President Who Fights with You and For You” WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL —  Read More »

Missouri constituents deliver signatures and soldier’s letter to Rep. Ike Skelton

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

This morning, a group of Missouri residents delivered more than 3,500 signatures from GetEQUAL to Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), demanding he apologize for recent homophobic comments. They also delivered a letter from a Missourian soldier currently serving in Iraq who is being discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Read the letter from the Missouri soldier  Read More »

GetEQUAL, Missouri advocates launch national campaign demanding Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) apologize for homophobic “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” remarks

Monday, June 14th, 2010

U.S. House Armed Services Chairman has Until End of Day to Publicly Apologize or Face Further Actions by a Growing Number of National and local, Missouri Advocates and Veterans WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL — a direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization — and local Missouri LGBT rights organizations announced the  Read More »

GetEQUAL, Missouri Advocates Launch National Campaign Demanding Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) Apologize

Monday, June 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL — a direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization — and local Missouri LGBT rights organizations announced the launch of a national campaign demanding Representative Ike Skelton (D-MO) apologize for the homophobic remarks he made last week when speaking about the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  Read More »

Activists Demand Apology from Skelton

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Advocates from GetEQUAL and Missouri gay rights organizations have launched a campaign to demand that Rep. Ike Skelton apologize for saying that he would prefer not to repeal “don’t tell, don’t tell” in order to avoid forcing parents to discuss homosexuality with their children. According to a news release, “GetEQUAL’s national campaign targeting Rep. Skelton  Read More »

GetEQUAL & Show Me No Hate take on Rep. Ike Skelton, demand apology

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Last week, the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Ike Skelton, made an ass of himself with some bizarre homophobic comments. Unfortunately, Skelton still plays a pivotal role in the ongoing effort to pass the compromise DADT legislation. He’ll be a key player in the House-Senate conference on the Defense authorization bill. This week,  Read More »

On agendas, loyalties, cult of personality and an end of the old dichotomy in the LGBT community

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

In the LGBT community we have an addiction. An addiction to boxes. Who am I? I’m a spiritual progressive HIV- white middle-class educated bisexual non-poly cis-gender queer male blogger and LGBT rights organizer & activist. What does that mean? That means you have some ideas about what I’m like before you even meet me. See  Read More »

Progressive Activism: What Works

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

While progressives have had some successes around the edges, it’s largely been Sherman’s March to the Sea for the corporate agenda during the Clinton-Bush-Obama years. Nothing progressives have achieved can compare to NAFTA, the lucrative wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush tax cuts, and the bank/insurance industry/PhRMA bailouts. Now Congress is preparing to dismantle  Read More »

The Rise of GetEQUAL

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Even civil disobedience sometimes requires a dress rehearsal. On an April night before the new direct action group GetEqual staged one of its attention-grabbing protests, a small number of activists practiced handcuffing themselves to a backyard canopy outside a large red brick home in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Three of them had done this  Read More »