Archive for December, 2010

Top 10 LGBT News Stories of 2010

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Filed by: Bil Browning December 31, 2010 5:00 PM Every December, Alex and I get together and pick our top ten stories of the past twelve months. This year’s list sticks mostly to the political with only two stories standing out as non-governmental. 2010 stands out as a year where government started working for our  Read More »

Newsmakers of the Year

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

By Editors Robin McGehee and Kip Williams Some bristle at their tactics; others revel in them. One thing’s for sure: When GetEqual’s Kip Williams and Robin McGehee (pictured center, along with backers Paul Yandura, left, and Jonathan Lewis, right) launched the direct action group this spring, they did it with a bang — organizing  Read More »

2010: The Year in Pictures

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters – Cpl. Evelyn Thomas was among 13 veterans and advocates arrested on Nov. 15 after they handcuffed themselves to a fence at the White House to protest the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, which prevents openly gay men and women from serving.

Echo’s Man and Woman of the Year

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

For 2010, Jimmy Gruender and Meg Sneed are recognized as local activists who risk arrest while making a national impact for equal rights By Glenn Gullickson When the leaders of the local grassroots LGBT organization Human & Equal Rights Organizers were assembling a video featuring their top actions for 2010 they had a difficult time  Read More »

Advocacy Gets a Shot of Organized – and Organizational – Chaos

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Get Equal, HRC, GOProud, Log Cabin Republicans and more by Chris Geidner Published on December 23, 2010, 3:05am When then-Lt. Dan Choi and former Army infantryman James Pietrangelo II took a group of attendees at a Human Rights Campaign rally for the repeal of ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” away from the rally’s location on Freedom  Read More »

WATCH: GetEQUAL Texas calls out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for vote against DADT repeal

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Transgender woman Chris Tina Foxx Bruce holds a sign conveying the message of today’s rally outside Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Dallas office. About 10 people gathered outside Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Dallas office this afternoon to protest her vote on Saturday against the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The protest was organized by  Read More »

Jane Hamsher Lauds GetEQUAL on MSNBC

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

At about the 5:10 mark, Jane Hamsher goes into a few lessons that we can learn from the lame-duck session, including the value of groups like GetEQUAL using urgent activism to ensure that progressive issues and values move forward.

Political, Cultural Fights Remain

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

By NATHAN HODGE Proponents of ending the military’s ban on gays serving openly in uniform are cheering a Senate vote Saturday in favor of repealing the policy, known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But the policy remains in force, and implementation promises more political fights. For gay-rights advocates who mobilized in support of passage, the  Read More »

Thank you, activists!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

On December 18, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” After decades of work and thousands of military discharges, the United States is one step closer to allowing lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans to openly and honestly serve in the military. (Transgender Americans are still not covered by repeal, and work continues  Read More »

Press Release: Statement on Repeal of DADT

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, December 18th, 2010 Brad Luna — 202/812.8140 (cell) or GetEQUAL Issues Statement on Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Director Robin McGhee issues statement-applauding Congress for ending the 17-year-old discriminatory law, though many steps remain for full equality WASHINGTON – Today, GetEQUAL — a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  Read More »