Archive for February, 2013

RELEASE: National LGBT Civil Rights Group Mourns the Loss of a Mississippi Pioneer

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 National LGBT Civil Rights Group Mourns the Loss of a Mississippi Pioneer Death of Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Marco McMillian is a Tragic Loss for the Whole Nation Jackson, MS — Today, GetEQUAL — a national civil rights organization fighting for full  Read More »

Special Fund Helps LGBT Dreamers Get Work Permits and Relief from Deportation

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 27 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 Special Fund Helps LGBT Dreamers Get Work Permits and Relief from Deportation LGBT Dreamers Helped So Far Share Their Stories San Francisco, CA — Nearly 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undocumented young people have either received or are in the process  Read More »

Am I An Activist? You Might Be One Too…

Monday, February 25th, 2013

By Zack Lyons A close friend of mine–an established and active progressive–recently asked me how it felt to be an activist. The question took me a little off guard because I did not view myself as one and I responded as much. Naturally it caused some introspection and reflection, and I determined that I’m just  Read More »

RELEASE: GetEQUAL Continues to Call on Obama to Sign Exec. Order

Friday, February 15th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 15, 2013 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, (202) 491-7240 GetEQUAL Continues to Call on President Obama to Sign Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination 37 U.S. Senators Add Their Voices to the Call for an Executive Order Ending Discrimination by Federal Contractors WASHINGTON, DC — After a year of pushing  Read More »

Blog Post: Am I Willing to Look Down the Nozzle of a Fire Hose?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Jen McGuire was one of the activists who was arrested on Valentine’s Day in San Francisco, protesting the discrimination that LGBT Americans face at the marriage counter. Below is her reflection from that day. Am I Willing to Look Down the Nozzle of a Fire Hose? By Jen McGuire Yesterday I was detained by the  Read More »

Valentine’s Day Protests

Friday, February 15th, 2013

We were thrilled to work with our friends at Marriage Equality USA on Valentine’s Day 2013 to challenge the unjust and immoral laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying in most states across the country. Below are just a few of the great press hits that resulted from those marriage counter actions, helping to tell  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: LGBT DREAMers Ask Senator Marco Rubio Not to Leave them Behind

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2013 Media Contact: Marco Antonio Quiroga, Marco.AboveStatus@gmail.com, (407) 557-5034 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** LGBT DREAMers Ask Senator Marco Rubio Not to Leave them Behind GetEQUAL Florida Calls on Congress to Include the LGBT Community in a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Orlando, FL — On this Valentine’s Day, LGBT immigrants with the group  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: Same-Sex Couples Across the Country Head to the Marriage Counter

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org LET OUR PEOPLE WED! Same-Sex Couples to Request Marriage Licenses on Valentine’s Day as Marriage Equality Heads to the U.S. Supreme Court New York/San Francisco ― On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, loving, committed same-sex couples, accompanied by their friends and supporters, will  Read More »

State of the Union Left Too Many Questions Unanswered

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Media Contacts: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org State of the Union Left Too Many Questions Unanswered In Speech, President Obama Does Not Acknowledge Plight of LGBT Workers and Continues to Push an Immigration Bill Full of Harsh Enforcement Measures Washington, DC — GetEQUAL — a national civil  Read More »

Mr. President, Sign ENDA Executive Order; Call on Congress to Pass ENDA

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

GetEQUAL LGBT activists have been pressuring President Obama to sign an executive order extending non-discrimination for LGBT workers employed by federal contracts, while hoping  Obama will call on Congress tonight to adopt ENDA On Sunday and the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress,GetEQUAL activists once again returned to direct action  Read More »