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Gay Agenda

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On Our Radar – Chirlane McCray – New York’s LGBT First Lady

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:20 AM March 16, 2014
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Today, Chirlane McCray, New York City’s first openly bisexual first lady, is On Our Radar.

Gay Agenda

Ohio Gays Go On Offense – But Freedom Ohio Is Not On Board

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:28 PM September 9, 2013
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A coalition of marriage equality groups kicked off a new campaigned today called Why Marriage Matters Ohio – but there’s one major player who is not on board.

Analysis

American Observances Of IDAHO Focus Inward

by Clinton Fein ● 12:34 PM May 18, 2013
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From NYC to San Francisco, America’s LGBT community marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in a far different fashion than our international brothers and sisters.

Gay Agenda

Seattle Gay Groups Ask Space Needle Owners To Fly The Pride Flag Every June

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 5:41 PM April 25, 2013
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In a cause that is near and dear to our hearts at The New Civil Rights Movement, 10 LGBT groups from the Seattle area have asked The Space Needle Corporation to once again fly the Pride Flag to mark Pride Month this June – and every June thereafter.

Coming Out

Former Focus The On Family Spokesman Apologizes For Advocating Ex-Gay Therapy

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:48 PM April 25, 2013
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Former Focus On The Family Spokesman, John Paulk apologizes, acknowledging that he hurt people while championing the ex-gay movement.

Gay Agenda

On Our Radar – LGBT Legal Groups Sacrifice Three-Year-Old Jacob For A More Favorable Venue

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:09 AM March 10, 2013
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As the special needs son of a lesbian couple, three-year-old Jacob’s rights should have been championed by the LGBT legal organizations. Instead, they sabotaged the lawsuit that would have granted him two legal parents. Today, the decision to sacrifice Jacob in the hopes of a more favorable venue, is On Our Radar.

Gay Agenda

Marine Captain Is First Gay Man To Pop The Question In The White House

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:56 AM December 20, 2012
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Capt. Matthew Phelps popped the question, and Ben Schock said “Yes!” That officially makes them the first gay couple to become engaged at the White House.

Elections

They Tried, But They Could Not Stop Us. We Went To Court. We Stood In Line. We Voted! And We Won!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:45 PM November 7, 2012
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They tried to take our voice from us, but we would not let them. We stood in line. We endured their slings and arrows. We braved their threats and insults. And then, we voted…

Gay Agenda

Exclusive: GetEQUAL’s New Chair Discusses 2012 Focus – ‘We Can’t Wait!’

by Tanya Domi ● 4:31 PM May 1, 2012
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Tanya Domi, new Chair of GetEQUAL, discusses her focus during the important 2012 election campaign, and beyond, and pays tribute to outgoing Chair Dr. Jillian Weiss.

Analysis

On Our Radar – Out On The Street: LGBT Friends In High Places.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:25 PM April 29, 2012
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Out On The Street may be the most important LGBT professional organization you have never heard of.

Gay Agenda

Obama Campaign Publishes ‘Progress For The LGBT Community’ Timeline

by David Badash ● 12:22 PM April 20, 2012
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Today the Obama For America campaign published a “Progress For The LGBT Community” timeline detailing all of Obama’s actions and achievements for the LGBT community.

Elections

On Our Radar – The Rise Of Brian Sims

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:40 PM April 1, 2012
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In Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary, five Democratic candidates will make their bid to be the first openly gay legislator in the state. Here’s a look at Brian Sims.

culture

“I’m From Driftwood” Wins GLAAD Praise For Black Community Spotlight

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 9:00 AM February 19, 2012
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From Monday, February 6, to Friday February 10, I’m From Driftwood (IFD) ran their first ever Community Spotlight, highlighting nine stories from black LGBTQ people.