Posts Tagged ‘equality roundup’

Equality Roundup: Post-Turkey Tidbits

November 26, 2012 By Josh Steichmann

Still feeling fat and happy after Thanksgiving? Ate so much you had to undo the buckle on your hat? Here are a couple weeks worth of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news and links, all roundup ready.

Cathleen Galgiani wins tight election. Galgiani, proudly out, won a squeaker in the San Joaquin Valley over Bill Berryhill, who now is off to answer campaign finance questions.

I Am: Trans People Speak Up is a wonderful collection of videos from trans folk that’s growing all the time.

Arts critic Alex Ross reflects on the changes to the LGBT community’s political progress.

Slate says marriage rout bigger than popularly reported. Michelangelo Signorile called it a landslide, and the NY Times called it a big leap. Frank Rich is less optimistic.

Gallup and The Williams Institute look at how the LGBT vote was crucial for broad wins.

The Lawyers, Guns and Money blog points out that liberals are finally winning the culture war.

Time Magazine also looked at the marriage wins.

A nice interview with National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendall.

Equality Roundup: North Carolina Votes, Biden Speaks, Pro-Gay Hip-Hop Makes Us Cry and More

May 8, 2012 By Josh Steichmann

biden ammendment oneToday North Carolina votes on Amendment 1, which wouldn’t ban same-sex marriage (it’s already illegal in NC, natch), but rather domestic partnerships, civil unions and really any of the other legally-recognized romantic relationships that give stability to children and support families. (Unfortunately, not enough voters know that; support falls drastically when they find out.)

You can see some of the people affected here. They’re just like us: families who want to love as they please, partners with deep commitments, and children who love their parents.

Also worth seeing is the press conference run by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber where he rebukes the North Carolina media for not asking the right questions. Preach it, Rev.

Over the weekend, there was that thing that happened: Biden said to Meet The Press that he was “absolutely comfortable” with the freedom to marry.. Then Obama advisor David Axelrod tried to walk back Biden’s statements, which might have just been a trial balloon anyway. Whether you think Obama’s unnecessarily dragging his feet over politics or wisely biding his time in order to have a better shot at reelection, every single person who commented on this story declared that they were right all along (including us). Read the rest of this entry »