Israel, the gays and Equality Forum

by Mark Segal The last couple of years have seen progressive LGBT people taking on issues other than equality, as well as bringing the debate into the community. Israel and the Palestinian cause has been a flashpoint. With Equality Forum in Philadelphia poised to honor Israel this May, several progressive blogs have denounced the organization and[…]

A Day in Hand

Same-sex hand holding (Sshh): Our silent revolution.     A Day In Hand (Same-sex hand holding) Sshh! Saturday Saturday 31st September 2009 Halloween   A Day In Hand announces the second ever international same-sex hand holding (Sshh!) Saturday on October 31st 2009.  On this day, same-sex couples and friends all over the world are[…]

How did we tell the Kids?

We started making “Gay Family Values” videos as a response to prop 8 here in Ca. These videos have been a huge hit. We have come to understand that the reason these videos are so popular is that people don’t get to see what it means to be a gay couple in a long term[…]

National Equality March

Official Website: On October 10-11, 2009, we will gather in Washington DC from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT people. We will gather. We will march. And we will leave energized and empowered to do the work that needs to[…]

Time to Go Away

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has stunned the nation and the online community with its breathtakingly stupid ads, its boob-slipping mascots (Ms. California), and its obnoxious spokespeople (Maggie Gallagher). They spew the same points over and over again, appealing only to fear and ignorance in people. They disregard Constitutional rights, they disregard the fact that[…]

NO on H8 NO H8 Campaign equality prop shanna moakler perez hilton brook lee tila tequila adam bouska jeff parshley calpernia addams b. scott kevin stea joe miale chris hayden day of decision psa jeffrey prang matt palozzolo marriage equality equal rights silent protest

Never Give Up!

Dear Love Warriors. Today was not a good day for equality.  In listening to the oral arguments on Proposition 8 today, it appears that the California Supreme Court will uphold the validity of Proposition 8 and, in so doing, enshrine discrimination in the California Constitution.  This does not mean that the Court has abandoned its[…]

It sure was a nice day to get married . . .

The sun was shining, a friendly crowd had gathered at City Hall and inside magic was happening. Today was the first full day of same sex marriages in California and San Francisco was a great place to experience it. I’ve lived in SF now for 8 years and the nice thing about going a LGBT[…]

California Approves Gay Marriage. Again.

For the second time, today the California legislature approved same-sex marriage. And Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto the gay marriage bill as he did in 2005. He has until October 14th to sign or veto. California presently permits same-sex couples to register as domestic partners. Schwarzenegger claims to represent a new kind of[…]

Do you think Larry Kramer reads our blog?

Last week I talked about the lack of support from the Democratic Candidates. I Voted for Hillary . . . In Kramer’s opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times – Why do straights hate gays? he notes ‘there is not one candidate running for public office anywhere who dares to come right out, unequivocally, and[…]