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Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)
The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.
7/28-30 Washington, DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)
Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!
Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)
analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk
Equality for California Transgendered Citizens! Governor Signs Bill Into Law (tags)
California Governor Gray Davis presented the gift of freedom to thousands of his fellow Californians on Saturday, August 2nd. In signing AB196, which clarifies the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act by including gender-identity and expression, Governor Davis brings California into a leadership position of a growing human rights struggle. California now becomes the most populous jurisdiction to enact equal rights for transgendered citizens.
Southland Hate Crime Count Rises (tags)
Five more alleged hate crimes against Americans who appear to be from the Middle East.