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The frightening truth about Same-Sex Marriage in America

June 6th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Editorials

Every LGBT person in America should understand where we stand on Same-Sex Marriage, because we’re not as close to full equality as most assume. The genesis of this post was the assumption by someone on Twitter who said that “Obama should just legalize gay marriage!” So, let’s get this out of the way first: Obama […]

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Grassroots vs. Institutional Paradigms

May 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Editorials

Grassroots activists remain uneducated in the ways of leadership, and generally refuse to work collectively to gather resources. Institutional Organizations expect that, when they call, the grassroots will respond with money and manpower. Somewhere in the middle is a powerful new paradigm that will create success: a coordinated campaign that not only fires the enthusiasm […]

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Are trans activists “showing up” enough?

April 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Editorials

I just finished reading “Marriage equality or bust?“, an editorial by a trans writer asking if the marriage equality agenda is basically another change for major LGBT orgs to push trans equality to a later date. A number of questions come to mind as I read this: Is the fact that LGB activists are actually […]

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Our civil rights

March 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Editorials

Don’t ever let someone tell you that we haven’t “paid” for our civil rights, or that we haven’t “suffered enough.” Those who believe such things don’t know our history. They don’t know that we have been an oppressed people in cultures all over the world, in some way or another, since the dawn of Christianity. […]

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Further analysis on DOMA repeal

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Editorials

Yesterday’s editorial on this blog, “Respect for Marriage Act” only goes half-way, discussed the issues with a movement that relies on legislators’ whims to introduce legislation that works in our favor. A commenter on that article ascertained that we were wrong about the Respect for Marriage Act and its reach, in that it does repeal […]

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“Respect for Marriage Act” only goes half-way

March 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Editorials

On Wednesday, March 16th, members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate introduced bills called the “Respect for Marriage Act” that would allegedly “repeal the Defense of Marriage Act” (“DOMA”). This is the discriminatory law, put into place during the Clinton administration, which bars the federal government from recognizing state-level same-sex marriage […]

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