Resources Related to African-Americans

Census 2010: More Gay Parents Raising Children in South

UCLA demographers analyzing 2010 Census Bureau data have found that same-sex couples raising children are more common in the South than in any other region in the United States.

Testimony: Nancy F. Cott Defends Equal Marriage Rights

An article adapted from Harvard Professor Nancy F. Cott’s expert report submitted in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Black Voices News: African Americans Attitudes on Freedom to Marry

A comprehensive analysis of African Americans views on gay people and the freedom to marry.

Love is Strong Medicine

A brochure on the push for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

AT THE CROSSROADS African American Same Gender Loving Families and the Freedom to Marry

African American attitudes about the freedom to marry

At The Intersection: Race, Sexuality and Gender

A report on the experiences of intersectionality among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color.

NAACP national calls for Prop 8 to be overturned

Letters from national NAACP leaders urging invalidation of Prop. 8.

Analysis of What Drove Vote on Prop 8

Debunks the myth that African American voters were responsible for the passage of Proposition 8 in California's 2008 election.

Obama to Blame? Minority Surge Voters and the Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

Debunking the myth that minority voters in Florida's 2008 election led to the passage of Amendment 2

Obama to Blame? Minority Surge Voters and the Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

An analysis of minority voting patterns in the Florida 2008 election

Public Education Campaign Materials

Print ads, banner ads, radio ads, and talking points to help educate Californians about why marriage matters.

Communications Toolkit: Talking About Marriage in African-American Communities

A toolkit on how to have a conversation.

Julian Bond on the freedom to marry

Julian Bond addressing the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force in support of the freedom to marry.

Jumping the Broom

Data, personal stories, and quotes in support of ending discrimination in marriage from African American leaders across the country.

We Are Family: Defeating the shame game in the fight for the freedom to marry

Samiya Bashir outlines the history and current issues involved in the freedom to marry for African Americans.

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