Archive for December, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: VCU Investigation “Disappointing”

Friday, December 21st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, December 22, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 VCU Coach Terminated After Winning Season, Vows to Fight On University’s Investigation Problematic, Disappointing; Coach Looking Forward to Additional Options RICHMOND, VA — Late Thursday, Virginia Commonwealth University released a statement regarding its internal investigation into allegations that Coach James Finley was terminated from  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: VCU Coach Terminated After Winning Season

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 VCU Coach Terminated After Winning Season University Launches Investigation Into Whether Coach Was Let Go for Being Openly Gay RICHMOND, VA — Following a winning season with a 25-6 record, the women’s volleyball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University — Coach James Finley — was  Read More »

Op-Ed: Latinos Won’t be Duped on Immigration Reform

Monday, December 17th, 2012

By Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, Marco Antonio Quiroga Published December 17, 2012 DREAM Graduation 2012: Undocumented Youth March in Washington D.C. Just days after President Barack Obama announced his new immigration policy that promises to bring temporary relief to undocumented youth, hundreds of would be beneficiaries rallied in Washington D.C. Monday to remind the world they are not satisfied.  Read More »

Our Story: Eleanor and Fumiko

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Fumiko and I met in New York way back in 1986. At the time, I was a 46 year old American woman working as a computer programmer, while Fumiko was a 37 year old Japanese woman studying as a weaver. Fumiko had planned to be in New York for just six months, on her way  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: American Grandmother Awaits SCOTUS While Living in Exile

Friday, December 7th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 7, 2012 Media Contacts: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 Amos Lim, amos@out4immigration.org, 347-OUT-4IMM American Grandmother Forced to Live in Exile in Canada While Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Marriage Case TORONTO, CANADA — As the Supreme Court considers today whether to hear several cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), binational  Read More »

Protest Shines on Ugandan Embassy

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Light Brigade, GetEqual, GLAA protest Uganda anti-gay bill at country’s U.S. embassy By John Riley Groups of local activists joined Saturday evening, Dec. 1, to protest the renewed push in the Ugandan Parliament for a bill that would further criminalize homosexuality and administer severe punishments, such as life imprisonment or possibly the death penalty. Rallying  Read More »

Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill Can Be Stopped By U.S. Politicians

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 GetEQUAL Condemns Pending Vote in Ugandan Parliament to Execute LGBT Ugandans Calls on U.S. Senators to Publicly Condemn the Bill WASHINGTON, DC — GetEQUAL — a national civil rights organization pushing for the full federal equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender  Read More »

Our Story: Judy and Karin

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

In 2005, Karin and I met via an online dating site. I hadn’t had much luck with online dating before, but a friend convinced me to try one more time. I gave it my best shot — a long, thoughtful profile and several photos. One day, I saw that someone had clicked on my profile,  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Citizen Turning 65 Appeals to Senator Dianne Feinstein for Help

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Media Contacts: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 Amos Lim, amos@out4immigration.org, 347-OUT-4IMM U.S. Citizen Turning 65 Appeals to Senator Dianne Feinstein for Help Binational Same-Sex Couples to Congress: “Enact LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform!” SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As Americans across the country celebrate the holiday season with family, some Americans are  Read More »