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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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UGANDA'S LEADING LGBT ACTIVIST, FRANK MUSGISHA, TOURING U.S. TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST UGANDAN ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW BACKED BY U.S. RIGHT PDF Print E-mail
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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U.S. Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Headed to Trial in June 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Mar 04, 2010 at 12:52 PM

The highly contentious policy banning openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals from serving in the U.S. military (“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”) has been extensively debated since it was first enacted in December 1993. Since that time, many challenges to the policy have been made, but the case now garnering the most attention is one filed by the Log Cabin Republicans, which is scheduled for trial in June 2010 in Federal Court in Southern California. Log Cabin Republicans, a nonprofit group, initially filed its challenge to the constitutionality of the policy in 2004. Specifically, the lawsuit seeks a ruling that the policy violates constitutional protections of due process and freedom of speech.

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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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Calling Mormons To Task For Prop 8 PDF Print E-mail
Feb 17, 2010 at 02:22 PM

In the aftermath of the Proposition 8 campaign in California are shattered lives and broken hearts of many non-traditional families who, for a brief moment tasted the sweet reality of marriage. As the dust settled and the facts came to light it became evident that a shadow organization manipulated the electorate in the state through a concentrated fear and disinformation strategy aimed at misleading the voters and muddying the waters of debate. This shadow group was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the ExcommunicateTheChurch.com protest has taken aim at their very heart.

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