Tag Archives: Stonewall Democrats

Stonewall Democrats Back Cuomo Over Cynthia Nixon

The New York Daily News reports: Citing his record on gay rights issues, a landmark LGBTQ Democrat club Wednesday night endorsed Gov. Cuomo’s re-election bid. The Stonewall Democratic Club backed Cuomo over Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, who is a lesbian. In choosing Cuomo, the Stonewall Democrats cited his successful push in 2011 to make New York the first large …

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NYC Stonewall Democrats Endorse Quinn

Via press release: The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, the city’s leading LGBT party organization, will back City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York City. The Speaker won the club’s endorsement in a landslide victory Wednesday evening, capturing 80% of the vote. The city’s oldest LGBT Democratic organization joins a growing list of supportive LGBT …

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The End Of Stonewall Democrats?

National Stonewall Democrats are going on an indefinite hiatus due to ongoing funding difficulties. Executive director Jerame Davis spoke today to David Taffet at the Dallas Voice. “A lot of decisions are being made,” Davis told the Voice. “It’s likely our office will be closed for most of this year.”  Davis continues to work as an unpaid volunteer and will …

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Stonewall Democrats Face Budget Crisis

Via email for the National Stonewall Democrats: For the second year in a row, our income has not met expectations. In 2011, we were able to offset the downturn by cutting costs – staff, services, programs; we cut everything to the bare essentials. We saw an uptick in funding at the beginning of 2012 as our renewed messaging and mission …

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Stonewall Democrats Denounce Log Cabin

“The Log Cabin Republicans have proven once and for all that they are not an organization aligned with the LGBT movement. They are a Republican front group bumbling their way into fooling LGBT voters that it’s OK to support a party that would legislate us back into the closet. Their endorsement of Mitt Romney isn’t just shameful – it’s insulting. …

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FLORIDA: Log Cabin Republicans Run Ad Exploiting Death Of US Ambassador

The Broward County chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans ran the above Pam Geller-esque ad this week in the Florida Agenda, drawing the fury of National Stonewall Democrats head Jerame Davis, who fired off the below press release. “The Broward Log Cabin Republican Club of Florida has cravenly disrespected the life and legacy of a United States civil servant with …

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Quote Of The Day – Jerame Davis

“Barney Frank is a distinguished and honorable public servant. He has faced nearly 40 years of unspeakable hatred and persecution for being the most prominent and outspoken openly gay elected official in the country. Regardless of what he has to say about Log Cabin Republicans, the notion that they would suggest a man as brave and upstanding as Congressman Frank …

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At Charlotte’s LGBT Welcome Party

Last night I attended Unity Charlotte, a rather swank welcoming party for the hundreds of LGBT delegates and activists attending the DNC. In the house were many boldface names such as former HRC head Joe Solmonese, former Empire State Pride Agenda executive director Brian Ellner, Clinton White House advisor Richard Socarides, New York Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Q Notes editor Matt …

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Stonewall Denounces Log Cabin

“Gay Republicans are touting new language in the GOP platform as being a step forward for LGBT equality and as evidence the Republican Party is moderating on LGBT issues. The specific text reads, ‘We embrace the principle that all Americans have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.’ The idea that this generic bit of meaningless rhetoric is …

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Stonewall Democrats To Log Cabin:
Don’t Endorse Anti-Gay Candidates

The National Stonewall Democrats have launched a petition campaign asking the Log Cabin Republicans to refrain from endorsing anti-LGBT candidates this year. Stonewall’s executive director Jerame Davis writes: In 2004, Log Cabin Republicans took a principled stand and refused to endorse George W. Bush for his support of a federal marriage amendment alone. These candidates have pledged to go farther …

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Stonewall Democrats Head Steps Down

National Stonewall Democrats executive director Michael Mitchell has announced his resignation. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: In an extended interview with Metro Weekly in his Massachusetts Avenue office, a space shared by several progressive LGBT organizations, Mitchell says that his commitment when he came to the organization was a two-year one. ”We’re at the end of that contract,” he …

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Minnesota Stonewall Head: Stop Making Fun Of Marcus Bachmann

“I don’t view saying that someone’s gay is a negative thing, but I believe that perceived sexuality was being used as an attack on Marcus Bachmann, and I find it unacceptable to use perceived sexuality as an attack on anybody. The message I see it sending is a bit hypocritical because we’re advocating for policies in schools to stop this …

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Stonewall Dems: Walmart Is Homophobic

As Walmart ramps up its media blitz against the New York City government, hoping to finally gain a foothold in the nation’s largest market, the Stonewall Democrats have issued a statement denouncing the company as homophobic. “Walmart represents a culture of intolerance and insensitivity towards LGBT employees and issues that is unwelcome in New York. Just last year more than …

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DADT Survey Reactions

Senators Gillibrand, Udall, and Liebermann “The Pentagon report makes it unambiguously clear that the risk of repeal on military effectiveness is minimal, that any risks can be addressed by implementing the report’s recommendations, and that a clear majority of active duty servicemen and women have no problem with repeal. The military has spoken and now is the time to repeal …

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PODCAST: Same Sex Sunday

Same Sex Sunday is a weekly LGBT news and activism podcast hosted by Phil Reese and Joe Mirabella. This week’s guests: Christian Berle: Deputy Director, Log Cabin RepublicansChristopher Massicotte: Treasurer, Stonewall DemocratsShawn Werner: Director of Campaign Services, Victory FundMichael J Wilson: Director, Americans for Democratic Action Today’s topics: “After Tuesday’s election, the political landscape clearly changed for the gay, lesbian, …

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DADT Cloture Vote Reactions

Stonewall Democrats “Senate Republicans have tragically blocked the National Defense Authorization Act because it contains language to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” showing themselves to be far outside of the American mainstream. Their actions today are just more obstructionism and willful disregard of what 8 in 10 Americans want. It is a sad the lengths the GOP will go to …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Mitchell

“While I’m glad that Governor Crist has changed his position on a number of issues regarding LGBT equality, it’s simply too little, too late from a politician who has spent his life using the LGBT community as a political football. Kendrick Meek, Crist’s Democratic opponent, has an outstanding track record of fully supporting our community, whereas Charlie Crist has spent …

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DADT Ruling Reactions

Human Rights Campaign “Today a federal judge affirmed what the vast majority of the American people know to be true – that it’s time for the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law to be sent to the dustbin of history. With this legal victory in hand, Congress is right now in a perfect position to strengthen our national security by …

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Reactions To Lifting Of Prop 8 Stay

Equality California Monumental! U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has denied Yes on 8 proponents their request that he stay his decision which declared that Prop 8 unconstitutional, paving the way for couples to get married. This is an incredibly joyful moment in our history, not only for all of the committed couples who will finally be able to …

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NEW YORK: Activists Attack Senate Leader Over Support For Anti-Gay Dems

New York Senate leader John Sampson met with the Stonewall Democratic Club in Brooklyn this weekend where activists ripped him a new one over his support for Sen. Ruben Diaz and Sen. Shirley Huntley, both of whom vigorously oppose marriage equality. Things got so heated at the meeting that Sampson threatened to walk out. Sampson has angered gay advocates with …

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