Archive for September, 2010

Gay and Lesbian Veterans, Discharged Servicemember and Advocates Visit Senator Webb’s Office

Friday, September 17th, 2010

For Immediate Release: September 17th, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna: (202) 812-8140 or Gay and Lesbian Veterans, Discharged Servicemember and Advocates Visit Senator Webb’s Office, Leave Their Combat Boots in Honor of Webb’s past Direct Action and those Serving Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Law GetEQUAL, The Sanctuary Project and H.E.R.O. Implore Senator to Support  Read More »

Gay-Rights Activists Give McCain the ‘Silent Treatment’

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

By Nathan Hodge A Senate hearing today was the scene of a “silent protest” by gay-rights activists concerned that Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) might move to block legislation that would pave the way for lifting the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. Activists from Human & Equal Rights Organizers,  Read More »

UPDATE: Senator John McCain Walks Out of Senate Armed Services Committee Meeting During Protest by Gay Activists Over DADT

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

9:49 am – Activists from GetEQUAL and the Arizona group H.E.R.O. have begun a demonstration targeting Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the Senate Armed Services Committee meeting. UPDATES BELOW… A press release from GetEQUAL: This morning, supporters of H.E.R.O. and GetEQUAL confronted Senator McCain with images of past civil rights movements and the people who  Read More »

Gay-rights groups target McCain

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

They interrupted a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Gay-rights activists interrupted a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning to protest Sen. John McCain. Five activists with GetEqual, which is known for such acts of civil disobedience, silently held up signs for more than one hour as witnesses continued to testify  Read More »

Activists Target McCain at Senate Hearing

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Activists from GetEqual and the Arizona group H.E.R.O. disrupted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday morning to demand that U.S. senator John McCain end his threat to filibuster an attempt to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. According to a news release around 10 a.m., “Members of the LGBT civil rights organizations stood  Read More »

Gay Advocates Take on McCain in D.C.

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Fearing a filibuster against DADT, Arizona group pickets senator at hearing. As a Senate vote looms on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the military’s ban on open service for gays and lesbians, gay advocates are increasingly worried that Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain, could derail years of effort. Earlier Thursday, activists from  Read More »

Reid, McCain Spar Over Immigration Add-On in Defense Bill

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. John McCain escalated a confrontation Thursday over the Democratic leader’s move to give some illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, with the nation’s military budget hanging in the balance. Reid announced this week that he would attach to the defense authorization bill a program to grant young people  Read More »

H.E.R.O., GetEQUAL Disrupt Senate Armed Services Hearing

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2010 Brad Luna:  202/812.8140 (cell) or H.E.R.O., GetEQUAL Disrupt Senate Armed Services Hearing, Call on McCain to End Threat to Filibuster Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Arizona Group & GetEQUAL Continue to Pressure McCain to Preserve His Legacy and to Stand Up for Right of All Patriotic Americans to  Read More »

Media Advisory: Rally at White House Today

Friday, September 10th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 10th, 2010 Brad Luna — 202/812.8140 (cell) or Media Advisory: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Advocates to Rally at 2pm (ET) TODAY Outside the White House GetEQUAL, Local DC Organizers Demand President Obama’s Dept. of Justice Not Appeal Federal Judge’s Ruling that Discriminatory Military Law is Unconstitutional WASHINGTON – Today  Read More »

GetEQUAL Shuts Down Castro & Market in SF

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 9, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna (202) 812-8140 or 2nd Time in a Week: GetEQUAL, LGBT Advocates Target House Leadership to Vote on Employment Protections NOW! GetEQUAL, One Struggle One Fight, Pride at Work Rally, Equality California and the SF LGBT Center Close Down Market and Castro St. Targeting House  Read More »