Postedon Mar 10, 2006 at 03:48 pm
The 2004 marriage initiatives and the subsequent Democratic gay-bashing had a salutary effect on LGBT organizations. People had a strategic epiphany that [victory] wasn't going to come in an avalanche, said Evan Wolfson, founding director of the national group Freedom to Marry. [Link]
Postedon Mar 10, 2006 at 12:20 pm
March 10, 2006
A long distance phone carrier and internet service provider uses an anti-gay scheme to to randomly telemarket homes through two conservative nonprofits. Making the automated calls on behalf of the charities keeps company exempt from the national Do Not Call list.
Postedon Mar 01, 2006 at 03:34 pm
March 1, 2006
Denying gay people the freedom to marry causes harms, including toll on psychological well-being, according to a policy paper from the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. [Link]
Read the Executive Summary here.
Postedon Feb 24, 2006 at 11:44 am
February 24, 2006
The series of events that took place in observance of Freedom to Marry week could benefit those who are depressed because of last year's approval of Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. [link]
Postedon Feb 23, 2006 at 03:50 pm
Clergy members and gay and lesbian leaders exchanged ideas on how to influence the religious middle on marriage equality and organize opposition to the proposed federal constitutional gay marriage ban during a forum held at San Francisco's LGBT Community Center. [Link]
Postedon Feb 22, 2006 at 01:37 pm
February 22, 2006
"With the whole staff eavesdropping—and not so subtly—we explained about the rights we are denied and that this is a matter of civil rights. We also told them about Freedom to Marry week, which they were unaware of." McMillan and Szalkowski were more than civil; they were downright personable. "We [ even ] brought the office a box of candy, which was well-received," they stated. [Link]
Postedon Feb 16, 2006 at 03:44 pm
Advocates led by Marriage Equality, Metropolitan Community Church converged in downtown New York. Evan Wolfson said about the event, We have an opportunity to have a much greater impact by going out and engaging opinion makers and groups of New Yorkers on this issue. The next several months are crucial because we have to create a climate that shows New Yorkers are ready for it.
Postedon Feb 12, 2006 at 01:19 pm
February 12, 2006
Freedom to Marry Communication Director Samiya Bashir joins RAINBOW RADIO in South Carolina for their Freedom to Marry Week program to discuss the importance of marriage equality. [link]
Postedon Feb 10, 2006 at 03:41 pm
"In addition to the wedding ceremony and demonstration at the clerk's office, foundation officials will sponsor a three-part discussion series..." [Link]