Archive for November, 2011

Op-ed: Equality for us Means Equality for Everyone

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Organizers with GetEQUAL Texas answer a question they’ve been getting: Why should LGBT people care about immigration reform? By Tiffani Bishop, Issac Brown, Iana DiBona, and Michael Diviesti, op-ed contributors Last week, the four of us – organizers with GetEQUAL Texas – took action at a local job fair, asking direct questions of a company  Read More »

Protestors Picket Police and Prosecutors

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Transgender Day of Action activists deliver complaints and demands to D.C. authorities More than 30 local activists representing a coalition of LGBT organizations protested in front of Metropolitan Police Department headquarters and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia today to demand fair treatment of transgender individuals by police and increased efforts in  Read More »

Conflict Over Immigration Breaks Out Between Corrections Corporations of America and GetEQUAL TX at Austin Job Fair

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

For immediate release: November 15, 2011 Media Contact: Iana Di Bona, iana@getequaltx.org or (718) 309-8598 Conflict Over Immigration Breaks Out Between Corrections Corporations of America and GetEQUAL TX at Austin Job Fair Austin, TX – A conflict broke out this afternoon at a Crowne Plaza Hotel job fair over Corrections Corporations of America (CCA)’s practice of housing people  Read More »

Coalition of LGBT Organizations Delivers Demands to District Officials on Transgender Day of Action, November 17

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 MEDIA CONTACTS: Miguel Tuason, glaastuasmig@gmail.com, 571-218-7505 Alison Gardner, alison@venusplusx.org, 202-290-7077 **MEDIA ADVISORY** Coalition of LGBT Organizations Delivers Demands to District Officials on Transgender Day of Action, November 17 WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 17 at 1 p.m., a broad coalition of organizations and concerned Washington, D.C. residents will be hand-delivering written goals,  Read More »

Gay Alumnus Partners With GetEQUAL Ohio to Fight School’s “Erasure” of His Existence

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2011 Media Contact: Tom Morgan, 614-736-0757, tb614@aol.com **MEDIA ADVISORY** Gay Alumnus Partners With GetEQUAL Ohio to Fight School’s “Erasure” of His Existence Organization Holds “Teach OUT” at School to Stand for LGBT Students, Encourage Educators to Nurture Culture of Acceptance DELAWARE, OHIO — School bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  Read More »

Rallying for rights

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Through a sea of rainbow flags, one young girl proudly held aloft the American Stars and Stripes as a crowd of Cincinnatians marched through the streets of their city. The crowd of more than 460 protestors joined hands as they chanted the Pledge of Allegiance, with particular emphasis placed on its final words: “With liberty,  Read More »