Archive for March, 2012

The LGBT Faction Of Occupy Los Angeles Protested Lloyd Blankfein’s Support Of Gay Marriage This Weekend

Monday, March 19th, 2012

When Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein became the first national corporate spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)—an advocacy group that promotes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people—it was expected that there would be many who wouldn’t see eye-to-eye with the executive. But we didn’t expect this—a faction of Occupy Los Angeles called the  Read More »

Theron’s a Hoot, Matthews Praises Solmonese and Griffin’s a Hit at HRC Gala in LA (Updated)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

DC’s newst gay power couple – Chad Griffin and Jerome Fallon (Photo by Karen Ocamb) UPDATES: There was not one Get Equal or Occupy LA protester in sight outside the Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott at LA LIVE near downtown Los Angeles Saturday night, March 17, demonstrating against the Human Rights Campaign for associating with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd  Read More »

Happy Birthday GetEQUAL!

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

They marched forward, dignified and determined, willing to put it all on the line for equality. “I am somebody!” The crowd around them full of supporters and media. The flash of cameras blinded people nearby as police moved forward to get rid of the nuisance. Almost since its inception, I was privileged to work as  Read More »

Pics from the GetEqual Protest against HRC & Goldman Sachs in Los Angeles

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

With my broke back, I went downtown to watch the GetEqual protest. They were after the HRC for their collaboration with Goldman Sachs. There were many messages during the rally, but one was consistent. They wanted Full Federal Equality. I asked a few of them what does that mean? I was told that we must  Read More »

GetEQUAL L.A., Out & Occupy and Occupy L.A. Queer Affinity Group Protest HRC and Goldman Sachs

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2012 Out and Occupy and Occupy Los Angeles Queer Affinity Group Media Contact– John Waiblinger,, 213.793-0320 GetEQUAL Los Angeles Media Contact – Dan Fotou,, 646.245.1706 HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC) IS HAZARDOUS TO EQUALITY Goldman Sachs Does NOT Equal Equality LOS ANGELES – The Occupy Los Angeles Queer Affinity Group — a group  Read More »

TOMORROW: Activists To Protest HRC Fundraiser In Los Angeles

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Tomorrow’s HRC fundraiser in Los Angeles will be jointly protested by GetEQUAL and Occupy Wall Street. Via press release: [We] will protest the HRC’s Los Angeles fundraising gala in response to their selection of Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, as the national corporate spokesperson for marriage equality and for honoring Sachs with the HRC Corporate  Read More »

More Woes for Goldman’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein: A Same-Sex Marriage Spat

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Been quite a week for Lloyd Blankfein. “When the history books are written about Goldman Sachs,” wrote Greg Smith in his very public resignation, “they may reflect that the current chief executive officer, Lloyd C. Blankfein, and the president, Gary D. Cohn, lost hold of the firm’s culture on their watch.” Factions on Wall Street and  Read More »

Obama told Houston GLBT Political Caucus ‘yes’ on contractor nondiscrimination requirement

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Obama campaigns in Houston in February 2008 Metro Weekly reports that in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama told the Houston GLBT Political Caucus that as president he would support requiring companies doing business with the government to implement non-discrimination policies that would protect LGBT people. Obama, as a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to run for  Read More »

Gay activists will raise Ohio marriage issue with mass ‘wedding’ in Cleveland on March 24

Friday, March 9th, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Gay rights organizers hope to stage what they describe as the “largest illegal mass wedding ever held,” on March 24 in Cleveland. That’s “illegal” as in same-sex marriage, which is not legally recognized in Ohio. The Support Gay Marriage event is being supported by a coalition of groups including Equality Ohio and  Read More »

Marriage Equality Momentum Inspires LGBT Activists To March In Mississippi

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A planned Jackson, Mississippi march for LGBT equality was stopped short yesterday by police permit issues, but that didn’t prevent the 50+ gathered activists from rallying on the steps of the state Capitol. Organized by 18-year-old Bob Gilchrist with support from GetEQUAL, the protest sought to raise awareness for LGBT protections in a state that has none  Read More »