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They’re already saying we’re going to lose

Ten years. Maybe more.\r\nThat’s how long unnamed “advocates” in DC are saying it will take to win full LGBTQ equality under the law. [1] While some national organizations are finally ready to talk about a comprehensive equality bill, they’re already saying we”re going to lose.Waiting a decade is not an option for our community.Over the  Read More »

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Field Coordinators | Digital Coordinator | Communications CoordinatorFIELD COORDINATORSPosition Description: Eastern/Central/Western Region Field CoordinatorsFor the past four years, GetEQUAL has changed the landscape of LGBTQ organizing. Proudly occupying the “left flank” of the LGBTQ movement in our political analysis and utilizing direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience when needed to actualize that analysis, GetEQUAL is  Read More »

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President Obama, take action now!

President Obama has taken executive action to extend relief to millions of undocumented immigrants, but it is unclear to what extent LGBTQ undocumented immigrants will be included in that relief. While tonight”s action will change the lives of millions of people, we must continue the struggle to ensure that millions more included and that LGBTQ  Read More »

TODAY: Roundtable Discussion with Members of Congress and LGBTQ Leaders

MEDIA ADVISORY/AVAILABILITYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2014Media Contacts:Carlos Padilla, cpadilla@unitedwedream.org, 206-660-5065Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-491-7240TODAY 11/19: MEDIA ADVISORY — 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in CANNON 421ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LGBTQ LEADERS ON LGBTQ INCLUSION IN UPCOMING ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEFUndocumented LGBTQ Leaders and Advocates Meet with Members of Congress to Demand a Bold, Broad  Read More »

Liberty and justice for all* (some restrictions apply)

[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, heather@getequal.org, 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, mario@unitedwedream.org, 915-449-6463Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784Diego Ortiz, dortiz@immigrationequality.org, 201-572-5703Natalia Aristizabal, natalia.aristizabal@maketheroadny.org, 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, felipe@getequal.org, 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 »