Archive for October, 2010

Disappointed gays unlikely to shun Democrats at polls

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

By Nichola Groom WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters Life!) – Gay voters, disappointed with President Barack Obama’s failure to do away with a ban on gays in the military, have pared back funding for Democrats in the midterm elections but are unlikely to abandon them at the polls on Tuesday. One of the most vocal and  Read More »

GetEqual wins big in Indianapolis

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

GetEqual Indiana has pulled off a coup in Indianapolis. After meeting with the city this morning about sensitivity training for Indy police officers, the group not only walked out with the full support of the city for diversity training but also with the promise that tomorrow city leaders will announce the appointment of a police  Read More »

President Obama, You Can Make It Better!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Right now, as we all try to make sense of why our desire to serve is being tossed back and forth like a political football, I wanted to take a break from the madness and share this letter from Tammy Aaberg. Tammy is the mother of Justin Aaberg, who took his life way too early.  Read More »

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Monday, October 25th, 2010

Gay Voters Angry At Democrats Could Sway Election

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

[Note: This article was on the AP wire, so it was picked up by hundreds of outlets across the country -- this post at NPR is just one such post.] Gay Voters Angry At Democrats Could Sway Election by The Associated Press Associated Press In this Oct. 22, 2010 photo, Chris Ballesteros, 26, gestures during  Read More »

Media Advisory: GetEQUAL and Los Angeles Activists to Protest President Obama

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Brad Luna — 202/812.8140 (cell) or brad@lunamediastrategies.com Local/On-Site PR Contact: Michael McKeon – Local Organizer 310/433.5915 p8vment@aol.com Media Advisory: GetEQUAL and Los Angeles Activists to Protest President Obama TOMORROW Obama’s DOJ Files Immediate Injunction to Continue DADT: Activists Respond to Continued Broken Promises LOS ANGELES, CA – Tomorrow, GetEQUAL  Read More »

Statement on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporary Stay Against DADT Injunction

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For Immediate Release: October 20th, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna: (202) 812-8140 or brad@lunamediagroup.com GetEQUAL’s Statement on Today’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporary Stay Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Injunction WASHINGTON – Today, Robin McGehee, co-founder and director of GetEQUAL — a national, direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization — issued  Read More »

Gay recruits allowed to enlist — for now

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have begun accepting openly gay recruits into the armed services for the first time ever, a victory for gay rights groups that’s largely symbolic and could be erased within days. On Tuesday, Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said recruiters had been given top-level instructions to accept applicants who say they are  Read More »

Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling Refusing To Stay DADT Injunction

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For Immediate Release: October 19th, 2010 Contact: Brad Luna: (202) 812-8140 or brad@lunamediagroup.com GetEQUAL’s Statement on Today’s U.S. District Court Ruling Refusing To Stay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Injunction Judge Phillips Rules Against President Obama’s Dept. of Justice Request for Stay of Ruling WASHINGTON – Today, Robin McGehee, co-founder and director of GetEQUAL — a  Read More »

I want to serve!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

My name is Omar Lopez. I am a proud Navy sailor who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” after honorably serving our country for five years. When I heard the news last week that a federal judge in California ruled that policy unconstitutional and that there was a worldwide injunction stopping enforcement of the  Read More »