Tag Archives: Julian Bond

Julian Bond Dies At Age 75 [VIDEO]

Longtime LGBT ally and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond has died at the age of 75. CNN reports: Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s. “Not only has the country lost a hero today, we’ve lost a great ...

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Julian Bond For Mississippi Marriage

“Mississippians know sexual orientation or gender identity shouldn’t matter when it comes to working hard and taking care of your neighbor. Mississippians know all children are valued, no matter who they are. And Mississippians know that above all, treating one another with dignity and respect is what counts. “The fight for basic civil rights is not a quest for superiority ...

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Julian Bond For Maryland Marriage

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Julian Bond: NOM Is Scary

(Via Good As You)

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Julian Bond On NOM’s Race-Baiting

“NOM’s underhanded attempts to divide will not succeed if Black Americans remember their own history of discrimination. Pitting bigotry’s victims against other victims is reprehensible; the defenders of justice must stand together.” – Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus, NAACP.

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Julian Bond For Marriage Equality

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NAACP Stages First-Ever Panel Discussion On Black LGBT Rights

Clip via No More Down Low TV. A partial clip description: The debate gets heated when the current NAACP president is asked how can the LGBT community take the NAACP seriously when its current board members are out saying that gay rights are not civil rights, referring to current NAACP board member Rev. Keith Ratliff recent statement: “Gay community, stop ...

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Celebs Pressure Obama On Marriage

A coalition of openly gay celebrities and their allies have issued a public letter to the president, asking that he complete his “evolution” and come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage. The letter reads, in part: Like so many Americans, you have spoken of your personal journey toward support for the freedom to marry. You have talked about the ...

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Julian Bond Endorses Equality March

NAACP chairman Julian Bond has joined the list of high-profile endorsements of the National Equality March. Via press release: Most notably, recent endorsements for the NEM have come from allies representing organizations not usually thought of as part of the immediate LGBT community. US Representative, Danny K. Davis, of Chicago, Illinois; Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the ...

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NAACP Head Julian Bond To HRC:
Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

It’s a longish speech, but there are some truly great moments. Julian Bond = hero.

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Julian Bond Speaks To LGBT Activists at NGLTF’s Creating Change Conference

NAACP head Julian Bond gave a rousing plenary speech yesterday at the 20th Annual Creating Change conference in Detroit. Creating Change is a yearly meeting of more than 2000 LGBT activists and is presented by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.

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Julian Bond Joins Florida’s
Marriage Equality Fight

NAACP head Julian Bond has joined the fight against Florida’s coming statewide ballot on marriage equality. Julian Bond, an icon in the civil rights movement for nearly 50 years and longtime national Chairman of the NAACP, has stepped into a leadership role with the Fairness for All Families Campaign the statewide coalition effort to defeat the deceptively named “Florida Marriage ...

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Friendly Voices: Julian Bond

“Gay and lesbian rights are not “special rights” in any way. It isn’t “special” to be free from discrimination – it is an ordinary, universal entitlement of citizenship. The right not to be discriminated against is a common-place claim we can expect to enjoy under our laws and our founding document, the Constitution. That many had to struggle to gain ...

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