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New "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Regulations called "Positive Step” Toward Repeal this Year PDF Print E-mail
Mar 25, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called the Department of Defense’s new “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” regulations “a positive step on the road to repeal this year."  The new regulations released by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will raise the bar for investigations and discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.

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Mar 23, 2010 at 06:58 PM

Frank Musgisha, the spokesperson for Uganda’s leading LGBT rights organization, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), will tour the United States this month to speak about the human rights crisis currently facing queer Ugandans, and the role conservative religious forces from the United States have played in that crisis.

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Human Rights Campaign, Emmy Award Winning Entertainer Kathy Griffin and Veterans to Hold Grassroots Rally to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” PDF Print E-mail
Mar 17, 2010 at 01:53 PM

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, two-time Emmy award winning entertainer, Kathy Griffin, and Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans will hold a public rally at noon on Thursday, March 18th at Freedom Plaza (on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 13th and 14th streets) in Washington, DC.  The rally is part of an on-going campaign to build a grassroots army of advocates speaking out in the effort to repeal the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law this year.

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Anti-Homosexual Bill In Uganda Causes Global Uproar PDF Print E-mail
Mar 11, 2010 at 09:52 AM

Standing onstage in black velvet robes, despite the stifling heat in the open-air church, Pastor Martin Ssempa's face is a mask of disgust.
"Anal licking!," he shouts, directing the crowd's attention to the images of hardcore gay pornography that he's projecting via his laptop. "That is what they are doing in the privacy of their bedrooms."
"Everything having to do with eating of poop…heterosexuals do not eat poop," Ssempa said. "And if they do, they are misguided, they are not real heterosexuals. We don't practice, that's an abomination. It's like sex with a dog, sex with a cow; it's evil."

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EndTheLies.org: Unfounded, Anti-LGBT Scare Tactics on ENDA Become Latest Addition to Interactive Wall PDF Print E-mail
Mar 10, 2010 at 04:58 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today added the Traditional Values Coalition’s salacious attack against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the EndtheLies.org website. EndtheLies.org, a website confronting lies and distortions repeatedly used to defeat LGBT equality measures, now features TVC’s recent action alert to its members where they claimed that ENDA would mean children will be taught by “men dressed as women” and forced "to learn about bizarre sexual practices.”

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Lieberman Introduces Legislation in U.S. Senate to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” PDF Print E-mail
Mar 03, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today lauded the introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 in the U.S. Senate.  The bill, sponsored by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), would repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law, which prohibits lesbians and gays from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), an Iraq War veteran and a former paratrooper in the U.S. Army's elite 82nd Airborne Division, is the lead sponsor of similar legislation in the U.S House of Representatives.

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GLAAD Calls on CBS to Address Apparent Bias in Super Bowl Advertising Decisions PDF Print E-mail
Jan 30, 2010 at 05:46 PM

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, called on CBS to publicly explain its advertising standards following its decision to exclude an ad with gay content from the Super Bowl broadcast.

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Promoting Murder is not a “Cultural Perspective” Says Coalition Calling for Action During Grammy Telecast PDF Print E-mail
Jan 29, 2010 at 01:29 PM

In a full page ad in today’s special Grammy-edition ofVariety, more than 20 progressive organizations, lead by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, have called on the head of The Recording Academy to use Sunday night’s Grammy telecast to denounce music that promotes or celebrates violence against any group of people and the artists who perform such music.

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