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White House releases “Progress For The LGBT Community” infographic

The White House just published an inforgraphic that overviews the progress of LGBT Americans. @BarackObama tweeted: “From safer schools to ending #DADT, take a look at three years of progress for LGBT Americans.”

From their post:

“Three years ago, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was the law of the land, and the words “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” appeared nowhere in the federal register.

Today, gay and lesbian men and women can serve their country without hiding who they are. The Obama administration has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and the President is working to make our schools safer for LGBT youth.

As we celebrate three years of progress for LGBT Americans under President Obama — and work toward another four — here’s a look at how far we’ve come since the President took office.”


View the full infographic

(Source: equaldex)

— 2 years ago with 663 notes
#barack obama  #dadt  #data  #equality  #gay  #infographic  #infographics  #lesbian  #lgbtq  #photos  #rights  #united states  #white house  #lgbt  #politics 
The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

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The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

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— 2 years ago with 417 notes
#queer  #rights  #individual rights  #natural rights  #equality  #opportunity  #happiness  #LGBTQ 
MI Republican Introduces Anti-Trans Prisoner Bill →

Representative Hooker’s bill is ill-conceived and is yet another attack on the gay and transgender population of Michigan by this Legislature. To the best of my knowledge, only one other state — Wisconsin — has ever passed such a bill and the federal courts struck it down as unconstitutional. Lawmakers should not be in the business of legislating medical care and should not be substituting its judgment for that of the medical profession in such matters. For Representative Hooker to dance to the tune played by Mr. Glenn, the head of an organization labeled as a hate group by the Southern Law Poverty Center is the very antithesis of the “common-sense” he purports to be exercising. I extend an offer to Mr. Hooker to meet with me and discuss this issue in greater detail.”


— 3 years ago with 7 notes
#trans  #transgender  #transsexual  #transphobia  #trans*  #mtf  #ftm  #queer  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #gender  #prisoners  #Michigan  #rights  #law 
We've added our name, why don't you? Tell President Obama that it is time to support same-sex marriage. →

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

In February, you made a powerful statement about the law.

Invoking guarantees enshrined in the Constitution, you and the Attorney General determined that federal discrimination against gay and lesbian couples in marriage is unconstitutional. Thank you for taking a principled stance and an important step toward equal protection under the law for all Americans.

Today we ask you to take the next step and join the majority of Americans who support allowing loving and committed gay and lesbian couples to legally marry.

Mr. President, marriage matters. In law, in love, in life, marriage says “we are family” in a way that nothing else does. Marriage is the coming together of two lives, marked by a public promise of love and responsibility in front of friends and family. And marriage brings not only public respect and personal significance, but also a safety net of legal protections, rights, and responsibilities for which there is no substitute.

Like so many Americans, you have spoken of your personal journey toward support for the freedom to marry. You have talked about the gay and lesbian people in your life, their commitment to each other and care for their kids, and their families that aren’t so different from any other family.

We ask you now for your leadership on ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, an exclusion that harms millions of Americans each day. Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before, and faces again today. With so many Americans talking it through in heartfelt conversations, it is a question that calls for clarity from the President.

You can offer hope to millions of young gay and lesbian Americans who are facing discrimination. You can tell them that their future is bright, that they, too, will be able to grow up and marry the person that they love, that the pursuit of happiness truly belongs to all of us. You can put government on the side of those seeking to care for their loved ones, instead of those standing in their way. You can affirm that for all of us, gay or non-gay, love is love and commitment counts— and that we Americans should treat others as we all want to be treated.

Mr. President, the time to end exclusion from marriage is now. We ask you to complete your journey and join us and the majority of Americans who support the freedom to marry.

Sincerely,

Brendon Ayanbadejo, Julian Bond, Helen Fabela Chavez, Ellen & Portia DeGeneres, Jack Dorsey, Melissa Etheridge, Scott Fujita, David Geffen, Anne Hathaway, Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge, Tony Kushner & Mark Harris, Jane Lynch & Lara Embry, Eric McCormack, Rev. Peter Morales, Mya, Sean Parker, Mark Pincus, Frank Selvaggi & Bill Shea, Martin Sheen, Rev. William Sinkford, Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner, Zach Wahls, Rufus Wainwright, Evan Wolfson,Bob Wright & Suzanne Wright, PinkPanthers…

— 3 years ago with 15 notes
#same-sex marriage  #lgbtq  #queer  #rights  #equality  #barack obama  #sean parker  #ellen  #portia  #anne hathaway 
The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights handouts.

The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights handouts.

— 3 years ago with 10 notes
#lgbtq  #queer  #rights  #equality  #protest 
Handing out The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

Handing out The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

— 3 years ago with 4 notes
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Administration Drops Defense of Discriminatory DOMA Law

February 23, 2011
Today the Obama Administration announced it won’t continue its  defense of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) in court.   DOMA denies federal recognition and benefits to legally married same-sex couples and purports to allow states to deny recognition to those couples as well.
“This is a monumental decision for the thousands of same-sex couples  and their families who want nothing more than the same rights and  dignity afforded to other married couples,” said HRC President Joe  Solmonese.  “As the President has stated previously, DOMA unfairly  discriminates against Americans and we applaud him for fulfilling his  oath to defend critical constitutional principles.”
(via: hrc.org) (photo courtesy of: change.org)

Administration Drops Defense of Discriminatory DOMA Law

February 23, 2011

Today the Obama Administration announced it won’t continue its defense of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) in court.  DOMA denies federal recognition and benefits to legally married same-sex couples and purports to allow states to deny recognition to those couples as well.

“This is a monumental decision for the thousands of same-sex couples and their families who want nothing more than the same rights and dignity afforded to other married couples,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “As the President has stated previously, DOMA unfairly discriminates against Americans and we applaud him for fulfilling his oath to defend critical constitutional principles.”

(via: hrc.org) (photo courtesy of: change.org)

— 3 years ago with 32 notes
#DOMA  #dicrimination  #Obama  #lgbtq  #queer  #rights  #gay rights  #marriage  #love 
The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights
If you haven’t already, reblog this and spread the word that, as an individual, you deserve these rights. Reblog, email, post to facebook, or print it out and hang it up for people to see. The sooner people realize that these rights cannot be denied to you, the sooner they will change themselves.
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The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

If you haven’t already, reblog this and spread the word that, as an individual, you deserve these rights. Reblog, email, post to facebook, or print it out and hang it up for people to see. The sooner people realize that these rights cannot be denied to you, the sooner they will change themselves.

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— 3 years ago with 417 notes
#queer  #rights  #individual rights  #natural rights  #equality  #opportunity  #happiness  #LGBTQ 
Gay rights don’t exist.

Many of us have heard it and some of us have said it; the line, “I’m just not into the whole fighting for gay rights thing.” Of course there are alternatives to how it is said, and gay is used interchangeably with lesbian, queer, lgbt, etc.

However, there is no such thing as “gay rights” or “queer rights” or “LGBT rights” because, rights do not belong to a group. A group cannot have rights. Individuals have rights. These things we fight for are not for a faceless, pulse-free, group. These things that we fight for are human rights, individual rights, personal rights, and people’s rights.

So the next time you want to say, “I’m just not into the whole gay rights thing.” You are actually saying that you aren’t concerned about your rights, your natural rights that exist apart from law and man. 

Join the fight. Not for LGBTQ rights, but for your rights because, you have a name, a pulse, and a heart that deserves more.

— 3 years ago with 19 notes
#lgbt  #gay  #rights  #individual  #human rights  #fight  #LGBTQ 
The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

The Universal Declaration of Queer Rights

— 3 years ago with 417 notes
#human rights  #gay rights  #queer  #rights  #LGBTQ