Archive for January, 2011

State Lead Resources

Monday, January 31st, 2011

State Lead Resources Organizers Toolkit: http://getequal.org/organizers-toolkit/ State Lead Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/state-lead-google-group Sign-Up Sheet for Actions: https://www.box.net/shared/j0v8z0p6lu Liability Form and Release for Actions: https://www.box.net/shared/stqgvtroc0 Sample Press Release for MEUSA/GA V-Day Actions: http://www.box.net/shared/kd72cehjpo Images GetEQUAL Horizontal Logo: http://www.box.net/shared/4kjjbx7dpd GetEQUAL / Repeal DOMA Logo: http://www.box.net/shared/mbmat5hjgv GetEQUAL / Stop Hate Logo: http://www.box.net/shared/e32200h5r3

Background on “The Family”

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

(Information about the February 3 protest of the National Prayer Breakfast is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196390670376539.) While its organizers would have you believe the National Prayer Breakfast is an ecumenical gathering absent a policy agenda, it is in fact the signature event of the year for the clandestine operation “The Family.” This fringe group uses the visibility  Read More »

After Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, transgender servicemembers face uphill battle

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Last April, Autumn Sandeen traveled from San Diego to Washington, D.C., donned her Naval uniform, and handcuffed herself to the White House fence. Eight months later, the civil disobedience paid off: On Dec. 22, President Obama signed a repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” into law, allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the  Read More »

Obama’s Civil Rights Moment

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

When a small group of street activists started talking a year ago about creating an entity that would push — urgently and unceasingly — for full equality to be extended to all LGBT Americans, we weren’t sure what would happen. We weren’t sure whether anyone would show up for meetings. We weren’t sure if those  Read More »

You’re a GIANT!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

2010 was a remarkable year. We’ve been humbled by the incredible passion for full equality we’ve encountered across the country. When we started less than a year ago, we knew there were people who were ready to demand equal rights without delay. What we’ve seen is tens of thousands of people who are unwilling to  Read More »

National LGBT organization forms Ga. chapter as several groups plan Jan. 10 event

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Written by Dyana Bagby Monday, January 03 2011 14:07 Paul Schappaugh, an Atlanta LGBT activist, has taken the helm of the newly formed GetEQUAL GA chapter. His first day as state coordinator was Jan. 1. “We have our work cut out for us here in Georgia,” Schappaugh said. “We have a thriving diverse LGBTQ community  Read More »