Archive for June, 2012

Obama rakes in campaign cash at Miami Beach fundraiser with Marc Anthony

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

President Barack Obama made a swing through Miami Beach on Tuesday evening to pursue two re-election campaign goals: raise money from well-heeled donors and lure Hispanic voters — on this night, with a little salsa music. Both efforts are crucial for Obama, whose campaign has spent the past few days warning that it might be  Read More »

Obama y Marc Anthony en Miami Beach

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

LGBT activists to protest Obama’s Miami fundraiser

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

President Barack Obama might have garnered the support of additional donors when he came out in support of gay marriage, but for some in the gay community, his lip service is not enough. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) activists and their allies plan to show their discontent with the president’s inaction on workplace discrimination against  Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protest at Obama Fundraiser Tomorrow

Monday, June 25th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 25, 2012 Media Contacts: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, GetEQUAL, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 Esteban Roncancio, Students Working for Equal Rights, estebanr@swer.org, 305-316-2385 **MEDIA ADVISORY** LGBT and Allied Groups Protest Obama Fundraiser Over Lack of Executive Action for Equality Miami, FL — As President Obama heads to Miami for a big fundraiser tomorrow evening, several local activist groups are  Read More »

Unsatisfied, gays demand more from Obama

Monday, June 25th, 2012

President Obama’s campaign website lists 41 achievements on behalf of gay voters–a White House record–making him the hero of the community. But for some that’s not enough as he is about to find out during a star-studded Miami fundraiser Tuesday featuring singer Marc Anthony. As donors gather at the Jackie Gleason Theater three blocks from  Read More »

Daniel Cates and C.d. Kirven: The Equalizers

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

In this week’s Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area’s most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue. In January, Mayor Mike Rawlings held a closed-door meeting with 25 LGBT leaders. It was his way of trying to quell a huge outcry  Read More »

Undocumented immigrant pushes back against GOPer who blamed children for immigrating to U.S.: ‘Our parents did what they had to do’

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Last week, President Obama announced that he’ll back off on deporting as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, made headlines this morning when he appeared to blame these undocumented children for emigrating to the United States with their families. “You’re also talking about people  Read More »

GetEQUAL Endorses “Silent March” Against Racial Profiling

Friday, June 15th, 2012

GetEQUAL is proud to announce our endorsement of the Silent March Against Racial Profiling being held in New York City, June 17th.  We join in solidarity with hundreds of progressive groups representing civil rights, faith, labor and local community groups who oppose New York City’s police department’s “stop and frisk” policy. As members of the  Read More »

GetEQUAL Applauds Obama for DREAM Action; Looks for LGBT Executive Order on Workplace Discrimination

Friday, June 15th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2012 Media Contact: Felipe Matos, National Field Director, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 GetEQUAL Praises Obama Administration Action to Stop Deportations LGBT Activists Look to President to Sign Workplace Non-Discrimination Executive Order on Day of “Pride Month” Reception WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, the White House announced that the Department of Homeland Security has issued  Read More »

President Obama bristles when he is the target of activist tactics he once used

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Video: President Barack Obama’s relationship with the liberal base, namely gays and immigrants, has shifted from one of great expectation to tense confrontations to pragmatic coexistence in his first term. But the Post’s Peter Wallsten says the president needs the support of these ‘key’ electorates for a successful re-election this fall. (Click photo above for  Read More »