Archive for August, 2010

“Make me do it.”

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

“When you are frustrated, you should speak out and hold our feet to the fire.” – Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement “We’re going to do everything in our power to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.” – Tim Kaine, Democratic National Committee Chairman “I want to do it, you convinced  Read More »

Press Release: ENDA Summer Campaign

Friday, August 20th, 2010

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna: (202) 812-8140 or GetEQUAL Launches “ENDA Summer” Campaign, Pressuring Congress to Keep 2010 Vote Promise Grassroots Campaign Will Target Representatives and Senators in Key States WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL — a national, direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization — announced  Read More »

It’s the ENDA Summer

Friday, August 20th, 2010

We’re heading into the end of summer, and there has been both an eerie silence from Congress and whispers of surrender from the White House about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Despite these challenges from our elected leaders, GetEQUAL is determined to pull out all the stops to get ENDA passed in 2010. We’ve heard  Read More »

The Big Commit

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Post courtesy of Pam’s House Blend NOTE FROM PAM: More photos and video will be added to this diary as they come in…BTW, guess who didn’t show up to her own Big Bus Tour finale… [O]ne person was noticeably missing: Maggie Gallagher. Even though NOM’s website lists its chairman, Gallagher, as one of the  Read More »

Yesterday’s Victory in DC

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Yesterday was a real triumph for the LGBTQ movement. Hundreds of people turned out for “The Big Commit,” an effort spearheaded by local DC organizers to fight back against the hatred and fear that the National Organization for Marriage has been spewing all summer. We, along with Kate Clinton, asked you for your sign suggestions,  Read More »

Kate Clinton takes on Maggie Gallagher

Friday, August 13th, 2010

I know you’ve heard that the National Organization for Marriage is heading to DC on Sunday to bring their unique blend of hatred and fear to our nation’s capital. And GetEQUAL is partnering with local DC organizers of “The Big Commit” to be there in all our splendor to roll out the pink carpet for  Read More »

The gay agenda: 1. Equality. 2. See above.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We told you a few weeks ago about the National Organization for Marriage’s summer bus tour. NOM has been spreading their message of hatred and fear throughout the country — and it has been countered at every turn by messages of hope, love, and a desire for dignity by members of our community and our  Read More »

Press Conference Call

Friday, August 6th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 6, 2010 Contact:  Brad Luna — 202/812.8140 (cell) or GetEQUAL to Hold Press Conference Call in Advance of First Board Meeting Call to Preview Upcoming Board Meeting; Provide Organizational Update from Last Month’s Retreat WASHINGTON – Next week, GetEQUAL — a direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  Read More »

Thank you, Judge Walker!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

What an amazing feeling of justice! While we are by no means out of the woods in California or in other parts of the country, Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision yesterday that overturned Proposition 8 definitely offered renewed HOPE. Overturning Prop 8 doesn’t give us job protections, the right to serve, relational security for bi-national couples,  Read More »

Push for LGBT bills continues during recess

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

By Chris Johnson Advocacy groups are planning to take advantage of this month’s congressional recess by stepping up efforts with district offices to build support for pro-LGBT initiatives while lawmakers are at home. One joint effort between the Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, for example, is geared toward influencing senators to support  Read More »