Tag Archives: activism

Peace Corps Seeks Gay Couples

The Peace Corps has issued a press release that invites same-sex couples to apply to serve overseas together. Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced that the agency will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas. Same-sex couples may begin the application process starting Monday, June 3.  “Service in the Peace ...

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NY1 On Yesterday’s Hate Crime March

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NEW YORK CITY: West Village Streets Closed For Massive Anti-Hate Crimes Rally
“Say His Name: MARK CARSON!”

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TODAY: West Village Protest Rally And March In Honor Of Mark Carson

From the New York City LGBT Community Center: On Monday evening we will gather on the steps of the Center, along with the Anti-Violence Project, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, community members, other elected officials, and LGBT community leaders and allies, and march to the site of Friday’s shooting to demand an end to hate crimes against our ...

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“For years, those who are anti-gay have been emboldened by the often hateful declarations of homophobic religious leaders and by the attacks by groups like the National Organization for Marriage, which have demeaned gays. After decades of struggle, we’re finally beating them back in the courts, in legislatures and even at the ballot box. And perhaps the frustration and anger ...

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China Arrests Gay Activist

Via the Associated Press: Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay pride march in a sign of the government’s nervousness over a growing civil society movement and demands for stronger individual rights. The man, identified only by his surname Xiang, was detained following the Friday event in the city of Changsha and ordered to serve ...

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Say His Name: MARK CARSON

Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers turned out tonight for a candlelight vigil held at the West Village corner where Mark Carson, 32, was murdered early yesterday morning. The event was organized by Adam Feldman and speakers included activists Eugene Lovendusky, Robert Pinter, and Brendan Fay. Among the local politicos in attendance were state Sen. Brad Hoylman, state Assemblyman Micah Kellner, ...

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New Yorkers Rally Against Hate Crimes Outside Madison Square Garden

Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers gathered outside Madison Square Garden last night in protest of the ongoing spree of violent anti-gay hate crimes, one of which occurred outside the famed sports venue. The protest was organized by Queer Rising and the LGBT Anti-Violence Project. Visit the Facebook page of Gay Marriage USA for many more photos and some of the ...

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CHILE: 50,000 March For LGBT Rights

Michael Lavers has the story at Washington Blade: An LGBT rights march in the Chilean capital on Saturday drew more than 50,000 people. Chilean folk singer Camila Moreno; presidential candidates Andrés Velasco, Tomás Jocelyn-Holt, Marco Enríquez-Ominami and Marcel Claude and Rafael Dochao, the European Union’s ambassador to Chile, took part in the Santiago event that also commemorated the International Day ...

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“For gay men over 40, it’s as if we’ve come back from a war that was far away and distant to most Americans even as it was happening — not unlike the actual wars we’ve experienced in this country in the past decade. All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the ...

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NEXT THURSDAY: Broadway Cares To Host Public Meeting On AIDS Survivorship

Last night I went to the Broadway Cares planning session for next week’s public forum on AIDS survivorship where I’ll be one of the panelists. In the left foreground of the above photo is Tony winner Stephen Spinella, who will be the evening’s host. On the right is famed activist and panelist Peter Staley. At the head of the table ...

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DELAWARE: Senate Committee Hears Marriage Equality Bill Today
UPDATE: The Bill Has PASSED 4-2

The Delaware Senate Executive Committee will hear its marriage equality bill today at 2:30pm at a special session where it’s the only item on the agenda. The bill is expected to pass 4-2 in committee, but faces a tight vote in the full chamber. Last week we got some good news when one state Senator flipped into the “yes” column, ...

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20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I joined hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans for the 1993 March On Washington, the event that changed me forever, turning me from a stereotypical early 30s clubbing-crazed party boy/casual activist into whatever it is I am today. While South Beach certainly had no shortage of gay mega-clubs at the time, I’d never been in such ...

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Gays And Allies Counter-Protest In Support Of Marriage

Clip recap: Thousands gathered on Sunday at the Plac de la Bastille in Paris to show their support for a new bill to legalise gay marriage. The gathering took place at the same time as opponents of the legislation marched towards the National Assembly. France’s LGBT community accuse those who oppose the law of being homophobic. They say a nation ...

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Columbia Law Review Students: D-O-M-A

The Village People classic meets activism in a parody that also teaches the Edie Windsor story. (Via Towleroad)

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Minnesota Marriage Lobby Day

Hundreds braved the rain and sleet in Minnesota today to appear at the state capitol building to lobby for same-sex marriage.  Compare that with NOM’s tens of supporters just days ago.  (Via JMG readers BK and Cosmas)

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NEW YORK CITY: Broadway Cares To Host Public Meeting On AIDS Survivorship

On May 9th in New York City, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will hold a public meeting to address the issues of the generation of gay men who survived the plague. The Medius Working Group presents a free community forum to assess what it’s like to be part of the “AIDS Generation,” to have lived through the epidemic in the 1980s ...

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Opera Supports Harlem’s Chipped Cup

Two weeks ago Harlem’s Chipped Cup coffee shop was in the news after a customer launched an internet campaign against them for placing a pro-gay message on their menu board during the Supreme Court hearings on marriage. That customer performs in local opera productions and tonight the Chipped Cup will see some love from more equality-minded members of the opera ...

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Lambda Legal Celebrates 40 Years

A beautiful recounting of 40 years of work.

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Amsterdam “Welcomes” Vladimir Putin

(Via JMG reader Lauren)

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