Thursday, December 23, 2010

New LGBT advocacy site: Equality Matters

Equality matters is a new "communications war room for gay equality" from Media Matters featuring heavy hitters like Kerry Eleveld (Washington DC correspondent for the Advocate) and Richard Soccarides (former Clinton advisor and LGBT activist)

They also have a blog, which is frequently updated and keeping track of the media. Particularly the "free pass" given anti-gay talking heads by main stream venues like the WaPo. There's also commentary:
The key issue President Obama and other policymakers face now is gay marriage. In the civil rights community, it has become a litmus test of sorts on whether one supports full equality. …While some policymakers still exist in both parties who think that support for marriage equality is too much to ask, positions on this issue are changing rapidly as the culture of the country progresses. ….Supporting full equal rights is no longer out of the political mainstream, nor should we let our elected officials fail to seize this moment in history to embrace the dignity of each and every human being. Anyone who misses the opportunity will undoubtedly find themselves on the wrong side of history.

I've added them to the advocacy links on the sidebar. Putthem in your reader--you want to keep up with them.

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