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[A few months ago, GetEQUAL co-director Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez joined the team at United We Dream, and we underwent a search for a new co-director. I’m thrilled to announce that Angela Peoples has joined our team in that role. Please read the email from her below, and join us in the struggle for *full* LGBTQ equality!  -Heather]  Read More »

ADVISORY: As Obama Holds LGBT Pride Reception, Activists Call for Full LGBT Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014Media Contact: Heather Cronk,, 202-491-7240As President Obama Hosts LGBT Pride Reception at White House, Activists Call for President’s Leadership to Win Full EqualityWASHINGTON, DC — While President Obama and LGBTQ constituents celebrate the end of Pride Month by enjoying shrimp and cocktails at the White House, members of GetEQUAL  Read More »

LGBTQ and Immigrant Protesters Risk Arrest Outside DNC’s LGBT Fundraiser in New York City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 17, 2014Media Contacts:Mario Carrillo,, 915-449-6463Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784Diego Ortiz,, 201-572-5703Natalia Aristizabal,, 917-754-3081LGBTQ and Immigrant Protesters Risk Arrest Outside DNC’s LGBT Fundraiser in New York CityNYPD Refuses to Arrest Protesters Who Blocked Street as Presidential Motorcade Passed ByNEW YORK, NY — Today outside Gotham Hall, where the Democratic  Read More »

BREAKING: President Obama will soon pick up his pen!

Friend, For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked tirelessly for the most basic protections we can ask from our government, and we are about to finally see a historic day for the LGBTQ community — President Obama will soon sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against  Read More »

ADVISORY: Rally Today at Stonewall Inn Demanding Full Federal LGBTQ Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 30, 2014Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784Rally Outside Stonewall Inn Today to Demand Roadmap to Full LGBTQ Equality From the White HouseNew York, NY – As the White House announces a planned study of LGBTQ history at the Stonewall Inn this morning with comments by Secretary of the Interior Sally  Read More »

STATEMENT: GetEQUAL Congratulates Florida Youth Immigration Movement on In-State Tuition Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2 May 2014Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784National LGBTQ Organization Congratulates Florida and Its Immigrant Rights Movement for the Passage of Tuition EquityTallahassee, FL — Today HB851, a bill that allows undocumented youth who grew up in Florida to pay in-state tuition rates, passed the Florida House after passing the Florida Senate  Read More »

May Day Reflections: Our Common Struggle

Last month, President Obama delivered the keynote speech at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library on the University of Texas campus. Intended to be a celebration of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the irony was not lost on those pushing for immigration reform that the president was delivering a  Read More »

ADVISORY: LGBTQ Legal Townhall with Nevada AG Catherine Cortez Masto on May 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Media Contact: Derek Washington,, 702-576-4978 LGBTQ Legal Townhall with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to Take Place May 28 Event will be a chance for Nevada AG to interact with the local LGBTQ community LAS VEGAS, NV — On May 28, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez  Read More »

Statement on the Passing of Fred Phelps, Sr.

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2014 Media Contact: Heather Cronk,, 202-491-7240 GetEQUAL Statement on Passing of Fred Phelps, Sr. WASHINGTON, DC — Early this morning, Fred Phelps Sr., founder of Westboro Baptist Church, died in hospice care. GetEQUAL — a national social justice organization working toward the full equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,  Read More »

GetEQUAL Issues Statement on Brewer’s Veto; Good Decision in Long Line of Very Bad Decisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 26 February 2014 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784 Statement on Governor Brewer’s Veto of SB 1062 WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of SB 1062, Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, co-director of GetEQUAL, issued the following statement: “Governor Jan Brewer stood on the right of history today by vetoing SB  Read More »