Archive for May, 2011

Activists plan rally on marriage next week

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Pro-equality rally seeks to bring attention to anti-gay amendment by Matt Comer RALEIGH, N.C. — Grassroots activists across North Carolina are planning to converge in the state capital in June to rally against an anti-gay constitutional amendment that could ban marriage and other public and private relationships for same-sex couples. The North Carolina chapter of  Read More »

Activists Protest ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill At Uganda Embassy

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Activists protested against the proposed Ugandan ‘Anti-Homosexuality’ bill on Tuesday. (Blade photo by Michael Key) A small group of LGBT activists protested against the proposed Ugandan ‘Anti-Homosexuality’ bill in front of the Embassy of Uganda in D.C. on Tuesday. The Ugandan Parliament convened a committee hearing Monday to discuss a bill that would institute the  Read More »

All Eyes on Uganda

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The world attempts a final rally cry, as the Ugandan Parliament prepares for a likely vote Wednesday on the fate of its “Kill the Gays” bill. As activists from gay rights group Get Equal protest in front of the Ugandan embassy Tuesday evening, activists and governments around the world are urging the African country’s legislature  Read More »

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: White House Fence Protestors Have Day In Court

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Remember the “White House 13?” The thirteen GetEQUAL protestors — many of them military veterans — who on November 15, 2010, chained themselves to the White House fence? Today, all thirteen had their day in federal court. Here’s what happened — but let’s take a moment to remember that today marks the 139th day since President Obama signed into law the bill  Read More »

Press Release: GetEQUAL Protests Ugandan Embassy Over “Kill the Gays” Bill

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 10th, 2010 CONTACT: Robb Friedlander 913-636-0099 or Media Advisory GetEQUAL Protests Ugandan Embassy Over “Kill The Gays Bill” Set For Possible Vote This Week Dial-In Campaign and Protest by National LGBT Organization Aimed at Stopping the Ugandan “Anti-Homosexuality” Bill Washington, DC — Today, GetEQUAL, a national, direct action, lesbian, gay,  Read More »

DADT Activists Appear in Court

Monday, May 9th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2011 CONTACT: Michael Talon 202.631.9830 or “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Activists Appear in Court Defend Right to Protest Unequal Treatment of the LGBT Community Activists Make Joint and Personal Pleas Regarding Charges of Chaining Themselves to White House Fence In November WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, 13  Read More »

Gay Bi-national Couple Celebrates Temporary Reprieve in Deportation Hearing

Friday, May 6th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2011 MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Talon, 202-631-9830, Gay Bi-national Couple Celebrates Temporary Reprieve in Deportation Hearing Venezuelan Man Married to an American Wins a Few More Months With Husband WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 6, an immigration judge in Newark, NJ, issued a ruling on the deportation of Henry Velandia, a  Read More »

GetEqual planning action against Chicago Chick-fil-A May 6

Friday, May 6th, 2011

by Yasmin Nair, Windy City Times Local Chicago activists will be hosting a protest on May 6, starting at 12 noon, at 30 E. Chicago, the site of the first Chicago franchise of the national fried chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A. As reported previously in Windy City Times, gay and lesbian activists, especially on college campuses,  Read More »

Josh and Henry’s Fate?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Two well-known faces of the gay immigration rights movement are set to appear before a New Jersey judge Friday for a deportation hearing, one that may be positively influenced by a recent surprise order from the Obama administration in a separate case. Henry Velandia, a 27-year-old Venezuelan citizen who married his American spouse, Josh Vandiver,  Read More »

LGBT Organizations Urge Obama to Stop Deporting LGBT Spouses

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2011 Contact: Michael Talon, or 202-631-9830 LGBT Organizations Urge Obama to Stop Deporting LGBT Spouses LGBT Community Rallies In Support Of Gay Bi-National Couple Facing Separation Due To Deportation NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, LGBT organizations from across the country will rally behind a gay bi-national couple who will endure deportation  Read More »