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Creating Change: The National Conference on LGBTQ Equality

Last week was Creating Change, a conference with more than 4,000 LGBTQ organizers and professionals, and I was there. This was the fourth time I had been to the conference, but there was something inherently different about this time: marriage equality was coming to...

Marriage Equality Celebrations in the Yellowhammer State

“We dared defend our rights.” As of Monday, February 9, same-sex couples in Alabama will legally enjoy the freedom to marry their partner, and all of the tangible and intangible benefits that come along with that oath. LGBTQ folks will be receiving...

Freedom to Marry Begins Alabama Ad Campaign

Freedom to Marry, “the campaign to win marriage nationwide,” this morning launched an ad campaign in Alabama. The ad comes just nine days after Judge Callie Granade ruled that the state’s anti-marriage equality law and constitutional amendment were...

List of LGBTQ-friendly Service Providers

In light of the recent federal decision overturning the Alabama law and constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, we’ve been asking folks to send our way the names of LGBTQ-friendly lawyers, counselors, financial planners, bakers, photographers or any...

No, the South Isn’t a ‘New Frontier’ for LGBT Rights

This essay was originally published in the Advocate on Oct. 27, 2014. Read it here. The South is not a “new frontier” to be explored and conquered by special interest groups, no matter how good the individuals’ intentions may be or how often this storyline is repeated...

The U.S. Has Two Americas, and it’s Ruining Us

Within the past month, two grand juries in Missouri and New York decided not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was killed in an altercation with Ferguson, Missouri police officer...

Alabama Cities Fall Short on HRC Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (aka, HRC) has released its 2014 Municipal Equality Index. HRC collected data and rated 353 cities across all 50 states, 60 more cities than were evaluated in the 2013 MEI. HRC’s Liz Halloran touts the survey’s findings,...

You Say You Want a Revolution

Democrats — the progressive* party du jour in American politics — just took a beating last night in the 2014 midterm elections. The response to this resounding GOP victory across these United States, at least in various media, has been a game of ping-pong, manically...

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