Topics :: GLBT equality advocates

EQCA Expands to National Work

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

By Chuck Colbert | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

By Justin Snow | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Victory Fund Head Chuck Wolfe to Step Down

By Justin Snow | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
Chuck Wolfe will step down as the head of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund at the end of this year, Metro Weekly has learned.

Justice Department Official, Defender of Marriage Equality, Leaving Post

Thursday Sep 4, 2014
The third-ranking official at the Justice Department is leaving his job this month. Associate Attorney General Tony West plans to leave the department Sept. 15.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

By Wilson Ring | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

Stuart Milk :: Taking on Global GLBT Rights

By Thom Senzee | Sunday Aug 10, 2014
Building on Harvey Milk's legacy with tireless efforts to improve the plights of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender people around the globe is Milk's nephew and Milk Foundation President, Stuart Milk.

SMYAL Taps Sultan Shakir

By John Riley | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
The Board of Directors of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders announced early Thursday morning that it has named Sultan Shakir as its new executive director.

Dolly Parton Talks Lady Gaga, New Album

By Michael Cook | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Not many performers can be called a true icon; Dolly Parton is the exception to that rule. From movies to music to Dollywood, Parton has managed to stay relevant and adored throughout her career.

LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation

By Chuck Colbert | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement.