Citizen Non-Citizen

Advocacy, Film
The NYCLU, in collaboration with the LGBT Community Center and the Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, looks at discrimination against LGBT families in our immigration system and the ongoing efforts to reform the system in Congress through the Uniting American Families Act and comprehensive immigration reform. Citizen/Non-Citizen highlights the heart wrenching story of Britta and Carla, a married same-sex binational couple living in New York City fighting to stay together in the United States. To find out more about the NYCLUs work in support of comprehensive immigration reform and to take action, visit http://www.nyclu.org/immigrationreform. Related articles by Zemanta Lesbian Spouses Torn Apart - Fight for Bi-national Immigration Equality (oblogdeeoblogda.wordpress.com) UAFA: Binational couple protections move forward (pinkbananaworld.com) Local City Councils Stand Up for LGBT Binational Families (pinkbananaworld.com) The Dems' Immigration Reform…
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Uniting American Families Act

Advocacy
From the SF LGBT Center What is happening in Arizona both with the passing of the unjust state immigration law and the signature of a bill aimed at ending Ethnic Studies in Tucson schools is simply unconscionable. These laws are about leaving people behind. They pit worker against worker, student against student and neighbor against neighbor. Leaving people behind is not something that the San Francisco LGBT Community Center stands for. We stand for unity not division. Most frighteningly SB 1070, the Immigration Law, divides families. The LGBT community knows all too well what it means when families are denied legal status. The families of LGBT immigrants – just like my family and other non-immigrant families – need legal protection. That is why the Center recently directed a letter to…
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Show Your Support for Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative

Advocacy
San Francisco’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI) just received the news that our valuable and innovative program is being cut from the San Francisco budget. The TEEI collaborative partners -- who include the Transgender Law Center, the LGBT Community Center, Jewish Vocational Service and SF TEAM -- were shocked when we learned that TEEI was being eliminated due to budget cuts at the Human Services Agency. We need your voices to save this crucial program! Thursday morning April 22 the San Francisco Human Services Commission is holding a hearing on the proposed budget cuts. Please join us! We need people to attend the hearing to show the Commissioners how important TEEI is to our community. SAVE TEEI! Human Services Commission Hearing 9:30 am Thursday, April 22, 2010 Born Auditorium, 170…
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Justice for Clay Greene

Advocacy
Sonoma County, CA violated the rights of Clay Greene and Harold, an elderly same-gender couple, partners of 20 years, when the county separated the two men, terminated their lease, and auctioned off all of their belongings. Harold died without Clay. Read the following articles from The Bilerico Project to learn more: Original article: http://bit.ly/a8OAKC More details: http://bit.ly/9hK5jY ================================= WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? (as reported by The Bilerico Project): - Clay Greene, 77, and Harold Scull, 88, were romantic partners for 20 years. - The couple had wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. - One evening, Harold fell down the front steps and was taken to the hospital. - Sonoma County and health care workers prohibited Clay from seeing Harold in the hospital. - Sonoma County…
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LGBT Leadership Town Hall

Advocacy, Calendar
The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall. With all the uncertainly about getting a passing vote in the House and Senate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- which has been put off since last summer -- and the signals that the White House doesn't want a vote on repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell this year, we're going to put the tough questions to Beltway LGBT leaders and some of the critics of their approach and of the White House and Congress, and open it up to discussion across the country in a panel discussion that I will moderate. The Panel: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey; Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese; National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling; Servicemembers Legal Defense…
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Volunteer with The Media Trackers – Bay Area

Advocacy, Calendar
Want to make a difference just by reading your morning newspaper? Be part of our efforts at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) by volunteering just a few hours per week to help monitor our local Bay Area media! By simply keeping up with the news, you can be on the front lines of our work to ensure the fair, accurate, and inclusive coverage of LGBT stories and people. Our volunteers partner with us to identify and respond to problematic coverage while thanking those media outlets that do a great job. With something as easy as reading your daily paper, you can be part of our work in making a difference. The Media Trackers-Bay Area is a team of 8-15 dedicated volunteers working to ensure media coverage of…
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2010 National Day of Silence

Advocacy, Calendar, Film
What are you going to do to end the silence? The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, and now hundreds of thousands of students participate to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Start organizing now! Go to http://www.DayofSilence.org for more information on how you can plan your own DOS event.
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Scholarships Available: ENDA Lobby Day in DC March 16

Advocacy
from Bilerico Project and PFLAG -------------------------------------------- On Tuesday, March 16, there will be a lobby day specifically for ENDA in Washington, D.C.. LGBT people and allies from around the country who support ENDA will be there. I will be there. Will you? It is particularly important to ENDA that people attend from the eight states in which Senators are on the fence. If you live in one of these states, you hold the fate of ENDA in your hands. If you are from one of these eight states, and you are a currently-unemployed LGBT person who is unemployed because of job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Bilerico Project would like to help you get there. Alaska Arkansas Florida Indiana North Carolina North Dakota> Ohio West Virginia…
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Maine LGBT Civil Rights March

Advocacy, Calendar, Politics
From May 28th to the 30th, kick off rallies will happen all over the great state of Maine, in the name of marriage equality for all. The marriage equality fight isn't about gay rights, it is about civil rights. The right to marry a person someone loves is the basic freedom every person should have. We want kickoff rallies in every corner of the state. Fort Kent to Kittery. Bar Harbor to Jackman. Lewiston to Monticello. We want YOU to be involved and make this the best event it can be. http://www.civilrightsmarch2010.org
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What Planet Am I On?

Advocacy, Film
Rock for Equality - We are all funding Social Security Discrimination against LGBT Americans! Every day that we work, we are paying into a Social Security system that denies LGBT seniors vital benefits that are afforded to others. This is Unfair, Unequal, and Un-American. President Obama has declared that LGBT benefits equality is founded in the U.S. Constitution. It is clear, however, this equality will come only when WE DEMAND IT. It's time to change the law!
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