Freedom to Marry’s Michael Crawford among nominees for NOI’s ‘‘Most Valuable Organizer’’ award

The New Organizing Institute will hold its Roots Camp conference, in Washington DC on Dec. 11th and 12th.

The three nominees who have received the highest number of online votes for "Most Valuable Organizer" will then be voted on by attendees to select a winner.

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Freedom to Marry and other gay rights orgs double up

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and his partner, Freedom to Marry political director Sean Eldridge, have a made a huge commitment to the nonprofit push for marriage equality nationwide.

The couple will match donations made to Freedom to Marry, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and Equality Maryland for the rest of this year.

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Thanksgiving Apart: LGBT families face separation and exile

Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in relationships with partners from abroad will be forced to spend Thanksgiving alone... or packing their bags so they can keep their families together.

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Voice for Equality: Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a dance music singer and actress. She is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical "Rent."

In the fall of 2010, Ms. Rubin-Vega participated in HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality project by appearing in a video in support of the freedom to marry.

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Get Busy Winning

Gill Action Fund deputy executive director Bill Smith: "For those who have been panicking about this month’s election returns, take a deep breath. Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated."

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Finnish state church creates a ‘prayer moment’ for marriages of same-sex couples

After years of debate, Finland's state church took a step towards accepting gay relationships with an announcement Friday it would create a "prayer moment" for registered partnerships.

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Vermont couple fights for federal recognition of their marriage

Thirty-three years after first meeting, Raquel Ardin and Lynda Deforge have reluctantly stepped into the spotlight as advocates for gay rights.

The Hartland couple is among a group of lesbians and gay men suing the federal government, challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Chafee’s election renews hope for R.I. marriage equality movement

Following the recent gubernatorial election of self-proclaimed gay-rights champion Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, the 2011 political stage is finally set for the passage of a freedom to marry bill in Rhode Island.

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COMMENTARY: The Athletic Supporter ponders a pro-athlete’s support

Roman Jimenez: "I’d like to thank Antonio Cromartie for his courageous support of a cause I didn’t even know he supported. I want to thank him for being brave enough to stand up for something some of his fellow teammates may well disagree with."

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Radio: Rosie O’Donnell on Evan Wolfson and the freedom to marry

Rosie O'Donnell called in to Michaelangelo Signorile's radio show yesterday as part of a discussion on why marriage is important for the LGBT community.

She mentioned a meeting with Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and a personal legal experience from her past as experiences that opened her eyes to the importance of marriage equality.

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