January 2nd, 2013
LPAC is a Political Action Committee, formed by a group of committed activists and donors, to positively influence the current political and social landscape. After decades of being a small subset of players in women’s rights and LGBT rights political efforts, the women of LPAC are stepping up to get organized like never before, aiming to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the table. With significant resources behind us, LPAC plans to make a true impact for lesbians in the 2012 election cycle and beyond. LPAC will support candidates who champion a range of issues that impact lesbians and their families, these include: Ending discriminatory treatment of lesbian, [...]
June 22nd, 2012
On June 18, 2012, a cultural/political protest took place on the Michigan State Capitol Steps in Lansing featuring Eve Ensler, Michigan Senators and Representatives, local activists, and actors. The event was part of an organized response to the June 14th banning of Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown from publicly speaking in the House. Rep. Brown was banned by House Speaker Jase Bolger and House Republicans for using the word "vagina" during a debate on a bill that puts new restrictions on abortion providers.
December 6th, 2010
Reprinting a letter from Kelly Cogswell, Project Director on Lesbian Avengers Project December 6, 2010 Dear Friend: In 1992, six New York City dykes threw down the gauntlet: "LESBIANS! DYKES! GAY WOMEN!... We're wasting our lives being careful. Imagine what your life could be. Aren't you ready to make it happen?" By 1994, a multitude had responded, including me, a 24-year-old lesbian fresh from Kentucky. The fire-eating Lesbian Avengers mobilized twenty thousand dykes for a march on Washington, and almost as many for Dyke Marches in New York and San Francisco. More than fifty chapters spanned the globe, and periodicals from The New York Times to Newsweek had taken [...]
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August 28th, 2010
Below text is from the web site www.sourcewatch.org: The Financial Crisis Tracker gives a monthly snapshot of housing foreclosures, unemployment rates and the total cost of the Wall Street bailout. The Tracker is presented in the form of a widget that can be downloaded to your webpage. The Foreclosure number is generated monthly by RealtyTrac, a private data source used by newspapers across America. The RealtyTrac data is released in the second week of the month for the previous month. The Unemployment number is generated by the U.S. Department of Labor and released on the first Friday of the month for the previous month. The larger DOL data set is rich with information about [...]
August 23rd, 2010
This amazing clip from Chennai, India was made by photographer/videographer Mohan Das Vadakara last year, and offers a glimpse of a global LGBT activism than US based progressives rarely see. It is in English and Tamil but I find all parts understandable and inspiring. It was distributed by the Orinam.net group, which describs itself as follows "Initiated in October 2006, Orinam.net is a bilingual – Tamil and English – website with information on alternate sexualities and genders. We intend this space to speak to a wide range of people, including families and friends of those of us who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender." Chennai Rainbow Pride 2009 from Orinam webteam on
August 16th, 2010
This speech was given on October 11, 2009 at the National Equality March for LGBT Rights in Washington DC. Copyright 2009 U. Vaid Together on this day, from all across this country, we gather to claim the love that law cannot invalidate. We are here to insure the full civil, political and moral equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people becomes the law of this nation and a reality across the globe. Our gathering happens in a broader context, one that shapes the outcome of our struggle for LGBT human rights. It is a broader context of malevolence at the heights of power – embodied in the cruel destroyers of the last eight years, who slashed and shredded [...]
August 10th, 2010
ACT UP was there again in 1992. People forget today what a mass presence street protest was in our movement in the late 80's and 90's. We pushed really hard to get the response we secured from the government -- it did not just happen. This video captures the feel of the start of that March. But what it does not show is the police attacking the marchers later on in the march, after they had walked us into a cordoned parking area.
July 13th, 2010
NATIONAL MARRIAGE BOYCOTT - http://marriageboycott.ning.com/ Students at Stanford started a movement that is growing in which each of us (straight or LGBT) can participate. And it pleases my sense of the perverse. Let's boycott marriage to achieve it! Their web site states: "The National Marriage Boycott is a youth-led movement determined to usher in a national culture of acceptance by pledging not to marry until we achieve full federal marriage equality." A simple and laudable goal. I think this movement will grow. So go to their site, sign the pledge and join the Marriage movement by Boycotting Marriage.