Out & Equal Workplace Advocates calls attention to lack of workplace protections for LGBT employees (VIDEO)

Out & Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to workplace equality for LGBT employees, has produced a public service announcement to highlight the fact that employees can still be fired in over half the country for being LGBT. Employees lack job protections across the country on the basis of sexual orientation and/or [...]

Commentary: Liberation not incarceration – why the LGBTQ community should support Prop 47


Did you know that while the United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, we house a staggering 25 percent of the world’s prison population? And according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly half of all state prisoners are serving time for non-violent offenses. The racial and gender identities of these [...]

Crowdfunding campaign launched for 2017 World OutGames Miami

World Out Games

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.– World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. “The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000,” said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee, the Miami Beach-Miami [...]

Spilt Milk: The Journey of Harvey Milk’s American Diner

Harvey Milk's American Diner

Many in the community were shocked and saddened by the sudden shuttering of Harvey Milk’s American Diner. Part of the Hillcrest dining scene for one short year, the closing has drawn the inevitable question “what happened”? Let’s start at the beginning. The concept of Harvey Milk’s was the brainchild of Mike Phillips and Frank Lechner. [...]

Gravitas Ventures acquires Marina Rice Bader’s lesbian-themed drama ‘Anatomy of a Love Seen’ for natiowide distribution

Anatomy of a Love Seen --

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Distribution powerhouse Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Anatomy of a Love Seen, the hugely popular lesbian-themed drama directed by Marina Rice Bader. The film will be available nation-wide on multiple VOD platforms as of Nov. 4. The film is already available for pre-sale on iTunes – [...]

Gay evangelical helps straight couple raise $150K from losses incurred by refusing service to a lesbian couple

Matt Stolhandske

MATT Humility and compassion appear to be the driving forces behind the efforts of Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, a coalition of Christians who support same-sex marriage, who recently launched an online campaign to raise money in hopes of covering a fine incurred by a straight couple that refused to [...]

Campaign for ‘USS Harvey Milk’ stalled?

Sean Sala supports efforts to name a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk. (Photo courtesy Thom Senzee)

Organizers insist that a national campaign to persuade the United States Navy to christen “the next appropriate ship” the USS Harvey Milk in honor of the slain civil rights leader and naval veteran, launched nearly two years ago, is still on course. But they confess that achieving their goal is far from a sure thing, [...]

Lambda Literary enters partnership with San Diego Unified School District

LGBT Writers in Schools

Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature, is proud to announce an historic partnership with the San Diego Unified School District to make its LGBT Writers in Schools Program available to the city’s high school students. Approved by the San Diego Board of Education last week, Lambda Literary [...]

Jason Collins: ‘Common ground and conversation’

Jason Collins

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog, Jason Collins discusses how sports can be used as a vehicle to bring people together and deal with adversity, in a safe environment.  He also discusses the importance of volunteering and giving back to those that are less fortunate. The post follows: I feel that we can all [...]

HRC: 10 facts you should know about NOM


WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has suffered a great many defeats recently.  The group was founded in 2007 to help pass Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. However, now that the issue of marriage appears to be on a one-way path toward nationwide equality in America, NOM has expanded its war [...]

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