Postedon May 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
The last Story Leads to Action screening of spring will be "The Campaign," a feature documentary-in-progress that rides the daily emotional rollercoaster of the community of people-turned-activists who worked to defeat Proposition 8 in California.
Filmmaker Christie Herring was granted exclusive access to the "No on 8" campaign headquarters in San Francisco. Christie will be flying in from San Francisco to screen her work-in-progress for advocates, educators and activists who care about these issues in NYC and the Tri-State area. A discussion panel will include Freedom to Marry's Director of New Media, Michael Crawford.
Postedon May 14, 2010 at 11:30 am
At Freedom to Marry, we believe in the importance of supporting new and diverse voices in the fight to win marriage nationwide. That’s why we’re offering scholarships to three up and coming bloggers/online activists to attend Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas. If you’ve got something to say about marriage and want to develop the skills to help you say it better, enter the Blog 4 Equality contest.
Postedon May 14, 2010 at 08:34 am
Adding a classical music voice to the politically-charged issue of marriage and civil partnerships, the Empire City Men’s Chorus has commissioned a new men’s choral work, “Prothalamia”, comprising songs and odes exploring marriage equality.
The world premiere of the piece will be presented at the chorus’s upcoming spring concerts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Postedon May 12, 2010 at 07:05 am
Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage nationwide, today announced a partnership with renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. The 98 year-old artist has created an exclusive art edition for Freedom to Marry entitled "I do, 2010," an abstract depiction of two flowers joined on a single stem created with archival dyes on cloth with embroidery.
An edition of 300 prints of this exceptional piece will be sold for $1,000 each to support the work of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Apr 18, 2010 at 02:44 pm
Freedom to Marry salutes Camryn Manheim as a Voice for Equality!
Ms. Manheim is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's The Practice and Delia Banks on CBS's Ghost Whisperer and as Elvis Presley's mother in the 2005 mini-series Elvis. In 1983 she made a brief appearance as a girl in an elevator in Sudden Impact alongside Clint Eastwood in the post-courtroom scene at the beginning. In 1998, Manheim collected an Emmy for her work on The Practice and exclaimed that "This is for all the fat girls!" She followed up on this statement with a one-woman show entitled Wake Up, I'm Fat! followed by her autobiography with the same name.
Postedon Apr 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Spring has arrived in the Big Apple over the last couple of weeks, and what better way to get ready for the warm weather ahead than to check out a newly-renovated health club and spa while also supporting the freedom to marry!
Complete Body and Spa will be holding a Grand Opening and Fundraiser on Monday, April 19th, with all proceeds from a raffle and a percentage of sales made during the event going to Marriage Equality New York (MENY) and their Political Action Committee (MENY PAC).
Postedon Apr 13, 2010 at 02:30 pm
Join the stars this Sunday for an anti-Prop 8 scavenger hunt to support the freedom to marry and The Williams Institute.
Postedon Apr 05, 2010 at 12:58 pm
A year after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be legal in Iowa, a rally in Omaha called for Nebraska to follow suit.
Gay and lesbian couples and supporters from Nebraska and Iowa marched to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and met in the middle with a message.
Postedon Apr 01, 2010 at 07:21 pm
Evan Wolfson: "We applaud One Iowa and the level-headed lawmakers who rebuffed attempts throughout the year to amend Iowa's constitution and strip away the freedom to marry. The legislature adjourned last week heeding what every poll reported: that Iowans had no interest in taking away the newfound joy and security of same-sex couples and their families. Fairness won out, and Iowa continues to inspire America to follow its heartland to marriage equality."
Postedon Mar 31, 2010 at 01:27 pm
Marriage equality advocates have reached their goal, but one year after an Iowa Supreme Court decision legalized the freedom to marry in Iowa, they must continue to tell their stories.