Tag Archives: blog swarm

FDA Hearings On Dropping Ban On Gay Blood Donors Begin Today

The FDA begins hearings today on whether to drop the decades-long ban on gay men donating blood. Numerous LGBT and progressive sites are participating in a blog-swarm, asking their readers to submit comments. Dr. Jerry Holmberg is the Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee, and is tasked with accepting formal public comments from both organizations and individuals. He has made ...

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BLOG SWARM: Contact Nancy Pelosi And Demand ENDA’s Passage

LGBT bloggers and allies are today coordinating a national blog swarm, asking readers to contact their members of Congress and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to demand the passage of ENDA. The Bilerico Project’s Dr. Jillian Weiss is leading today’s charge. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, first introduced in 1994, would prohibit job discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Tuesday’s blog swarm prompted many of you to suggest that calling one’s own representatives personally would be more effective than “lobbying readers to lobby the HRC to lobby the president to lobby Congress about DADT,” as one reader put it. I don’t disagree, but participated mostly because I was so curious as to how the HRC would react to such ...

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Palm Center: DADT Repeal In Grave Peril

The Palm Center’s Nathaniel Frank today says that the repeal of DADT is in “grave peril” and that LGBT rights groups must step up the pressure on the president. Bloggers this week called for the President to take the lead, but also focused their attention on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the most powerful gay rights group in the world, ...

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Blog Swarm: Ask HRC To Demand Obama Work To Repeal DADT This Year

UPDATE: Today’s blog swarm has been picked up by FireDogLake, Mediaite, the Advocate, and numerous gay and gay-friendly blogs. Thus far, HRC’s official blog has remained silent, although its Palm Springs affiliate basically said it is a waste to time to contact HRC on this issue. I happen to think that’s true, but not entirely for the reasons given. —— ...

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