JOIN THE MOVEMENT: Protect NYC’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth!

Dear Friends: As the movement to protect New York City’s LGBTQI homeless youth continues to gain momentum, there are three more ways you can help protect the futures of thousands of LGBTQI homeless youth: – Sign the international petition to Save New York City LGBTQI Youth Shelters! The petition has gained support from allies from …

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Love Makes a Family retires

Today, Love Makes a Family – the organization that has been instrumental in obtaining same-sex marriage in Connecticut – announced that it would be closing its doors. Their letter to members stated that the organization will be closing its doors on December 31, 2009. Having accomplished our core mission, Love Makes a Family has begun …

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Rally at City Hall to Tell NYC that Homeless Youth Matter!

Homeless Youth Rally at City Hall to Tell NYC that Homeless Youth Matter! City Hall Park Tuesday, March 31st 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM We’ll meet at the north side of City Hall Park at 3:45 PM. Make noise! Bring signs! Tell the City that the futures of homeless youth matter! FIND OUT MORE Visit …

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NYC LGBTQ Youth Shelters Face Threat of Closure Following DYCD Funding Refusal

The following is an action alert that I received from Sylvia’s Place homeless shelter at which I volunteer. Essentially, they just lost *ALL* of their operating funding for next year. So did most of the other LGBT specific programs in NYC. Please take a moment, read the below, and call one of the city council …

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Despite the title, the LA Times article below is well worth a read. It touches upon one of the issues that has arisen after the Prop 8 loss in California*: the silencing of the opposition. Personally, I feel that Prop 8 was an immense miscarriage of justice. However, it is very important to remember that …

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Join the Impact Rallies/Protest TOMORROW Nov 15th

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you just a got an event invitation for a series of rallies that occurring all over the nation tomorrow. I usually don’t spam everyone I know with political events since I hate it when people do so to me. This time though, I’m making an exception. Enough is …

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End of an era: Prairie Flame

I learned today that the Prairie Flame has stopped publication for good. The Flame was a newspaper for the GLBT community in downstate Illinois that ran for more than 12 years. Beyond news coverage, the Flame also included a insert that listed area resources and organizations. (I still have several copies scattered around.) This listing …

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Iraqi gays – the unnoticed victims

Since the invasion of Iraq six years ago, the treatment of Iraqi gays has steadily diminished. Under Hussein, gay men were largely ignored. While they didn’t have many rights, they also weren’t hunted down and killed as is happening today. With the religious extremism that has been brought forth by the civil war in Iraq, …

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Article: Belief in God, Parenthood Prompt Gay Partners to Make Commitment

Thought I’d go ahead and share this article from UIUC’s ACES News. According to a study done by an assistant professor there – Ramona Faith Oswald – legal recognition of same sex relationships is most often sought by parents and people of religious faith. While not exactly a surprise, it sure contradicts the messaging of …

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