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Meet The Anti-LGBTQ Extremists Leading The Assault On Equality In Texas

When Texas’ 85th legislative session officially kicks off, anti-LGBTQ extremists in the state will be well into their campaigns to pass a slew of laws attacking LGBTQ equality. A number of anti-LGBTQ extremists with high-level government connections are behind these and other regressive bills.

January 9, 2017

U.S. Appeals Court Makes First Ruling Against Gay Marriage

The fight for marriage equality may have hit a bump in the road, but it wages on.

November 7, 2014

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Drops Ban On Openly Gay Marchers

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, appeared to have bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year’s event. “NBCUniversal’s LGBT Employee […]

September 3, 2014

EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

From growing up on a sharecropper’s farm to helping lead the civil rights movement and serving 13 terms in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has lived an iconic American life. Now Lewis, along with co-author Andrew Aydin and award-winning artist Nate Powell, is retelling his journey through an epic graphic novel trilogy: March. In the following excerpt from […]

August 29, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Soldier Of Change: From The Closet To The Forefront Of The Gay Rights Movement’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement by Major Stephen Snyder-Hill, a leading LGBT activist and U.S. Army reservist who served two tours in Iraq. It was Snyder-Hill who infamously asked former senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) during a presidential debate if he would “circumvent the […]

August 9, 2014

Minorities Aren’t Well Represented In Environmental Groups, Study Says

By Marianne LeVine, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday. The report found that while people of color make up about 38 percent of the U.S. population, they represent […]

July 28, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, editor of The New York Times op-ed section. Bill of the Century details the arduous mission of civil rights leaders to pass a bill that granted equal rights to millions of Americans regardless of race, sex, or religion. […]

April 19, 2014

Ex-President George W. Bush Calls For Equal Education In Speech At LBJ Library

By Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—Former Texas governor and President George W. Bush wrapped up the three-day Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on Thursday with brief remarks arguing that equal education for all is a civil right and that progress toward that goal is an advancement of Lyndon B. Johnson’s agenda. Speaking […]

April 11, 2014

Jimmy Carter: ‘We Must Accommodate Changing Times But Cling To Principles That Never Change’

Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—Former President Jimmy Carter said that although much progress has been made on human rights in the United States and around the world, much still needs to be done. Speaking to LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove at the Civil Rights Summit, the 39th president said women’s issues — including wage disparity, […]

April 9, 2014

EXCERPT: ‘We Do! American Leaders Who Believe In Marriage Equality’

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The National Memo brings you an excerpt from We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality, edited by Jennifer Baumgardner and former governor of Vermont, Madeleine M. Kunin. From Harvey Milk to President Bill Clinton, Baumgardner and Kunin highlight political leaders — the historic speeches they have made and actions […]

February 14, 2014

Elections Matter: Terry McAuliffe Launches Governorship With New LGBT Protections

Immediately after his inauguration as the 72nd governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe made protecting LGBT workers from discrimination the first official action of his new administration. On Saturday afternoon, Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 1, which “specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political […]

January 13, 2014

Gay Marriage Backers See New York As Just The Beginning

Andrew Cuomo ran as a relatively moderate Democrat when he won a landslide victory in the New York governor’s race last year, and he followed it up by deploying his significant political capital to austerity measures and balancing the budget. Until he tacked in a more progressive direction. On Friday night, the New York State […]

June 27, 2011