The New Civil Rights Movement is an online news and opinion website focused on news, politics, and issues that affect the LGBT and progressive communities. Published regularly since November, 2008, The New Civil Rights Movement now has 20 contributing writers, and is one of the fastest-growing LGBT-focused news sites in the nation. The New Civil Rights Movement has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Blog category two years in a row.
Starting publication just days after Prop 8 passed, The New Civil Rights Movement has covered many of the issues impacting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, from marriage equality to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” from politics in general to the rise of the radical Right. And in positive response to problems that directly harm our community, we created “The Great Nationwide Kiss-In,” and “Out October.” In short, we’ve become what we set out to be: “A journal of news and opinion on gay rights and marriage equality.” And, we believe, so much more.
Today, we are a full-fledged news gathering and reporting organization covering general news and LGBT-related stories, and a voice for the LGBT community.
Our in-depth reporting on anti-gay bullying teen suicides motivated our readers — many of whom were personally affected by anti-gay bullying — to share their coming out stories in print. From local politics to international LGBTQ crises, we’ve worked hard to bring our readers important stories that affect the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and everyone interested in a better world that embraces full equality for all.
Where others give you clips, quotes, and quips, The New Civil Rights Movement gives you context. Perhaps because of that approach, we’ve earned a good-sized audience of loyal, intelligent, challenging readers, and have become possibly the fastest-growing major LGBT-focused political site online.
Today, The New Civil Rights Movement is a well-read and well-respected voice on politics and civil rights, offering breaking news well before the mainstream media, and insight and analysis you can find nowhere else. We go beyond the media’s cookie-cutter approach, and the blogosphere’s sensationalism, often interviewing those responsible for making the headlines, taking the time to give you the bigger picture.
In short, where others give you clips, quotes, and quips, The New Civil Rights Movement gives you context.
Perhaps because of that approach, we’ve earned a good-sized audience of loyal, intelligent, challenging readers, and have become possibly the fastest-growing major LGBT-focused political site online. We’re even indexed as a news source by Google News — something few blogs can boast!
The New Civil Rights Movement bridges the gap between LGBT blogs and mainstream news sites, which helps both LGBT and non-LGBT people see and understand our issues more clearly. The New Civil Rights Movement has been cited by Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Salon.com, and The Wall Street Journal, and repeatedly has been labeled “Best Opinion” by The Week, and recognized as “one of the smartest sites on the web” by the editor in chief of 365Gay.com, “a go-to blog for both reports and analysis of the most recent gay politics,” and “thoughtful, probing,” by Mediaite, and “very smart” by Joe.My.God., the 2010 winner of the GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Blog category.
From Politico to The Washington Post to The Washington Examiner, The New Civil Rights Movement has been quoted nationally and internationally. Some of our most-popular recent work includes an in-person interview with Dan Savage, an open letter about homosexuality to Herman Cain from a black, gay man, an analysis of the future of LGBT journalism, which included interviews with nine LGBT publishers and authors, and our highly-cited op-ed on why Kim Kardashian’s divorce is an excellent example of why same-sex marriage is not what threatens the institution of traditional marriage.
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