VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT Issue Update: LGBTQ Provisions of S. 1925 Myths v. Facts VAWA is at the center of a national discussion and will soon move through Congress. In fact, S. 1925, the real VAWA has been filed as a … Continued
Authorities in St. Petersburg, Russia are considering legislation TODAY that would make it illegal to speak or act publicly in positive support of LGBTI peoples. Our voices can make a difference, but we must act quicky and today! Please … Continued
Now it’s time to turn up the heat. Passing the Respect for Marriage Act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, ensuring that same-sex married couples could enjoy the same federal benefits that all families do. Passing the Every Child … Continued
Uganda’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and trans-gender community today marked a year since the death of David Kato who was killed at his home last year. His killer has since been caught and jailed. Main celebrant Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo and a … Continued
You might be surprised to hear that Mike O’Neal, the Republican Speaker of the Kansas State House, is praying for President Obama.
Unfortunately, he’s praying for the president’s death. And he’s exploiting the Bible to do so, circulating an email that quotes Psalm 109: “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” O’Neal said of the violent Psalm “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president.”1
On November 19, 2011, Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school’s biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing; furthermore, the parents of Mr. Champion, a 26-year-old drum major in the university’s famed marching band, have recently revealed that Mr. Champion was gay. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s largest Black LGBT civil rights organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) and Civil Rights Division, in addition to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, to launch an immediate investigation into Mr. Champion’s death as a potential anti-gay hate crime.
We are all asked to sign a number of petitions each year in relation to various advocacy efforts. This petition for H.R. 998, the “Student Non-Discrimination Act, is extremely important for the welfare of LGBT youth across America. Please sign … Continued
Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director and Board Chair of the Global Justice Institute, a nonprofit international human rights group, on the Obama administration’s new and unprecedented efforts to address the on-the-ground reality of daily life for oppressed sexual minorities in many parts of the world. She is also Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of New York.
The New Hampshire legislature is set to vote any day now on a bill that would repeal the state’s popular marriage equality law.
Calvin Stowell is one of thousands who would lose the right to marry whomever he loves. But as a vote nears, his Republican brother Craig has taken a stand for equality – and his reason might surprise you.