Category: GLAA

A toast for GLAA’s 46th
(Photo from 2016 GLAA anniversary by Michael Key/Washington Blade) Closing Toast Rick Rosendall, immediate past president GLAA 46th Anniversary Awards Reception Policy Restaurant and Lounge April 20, 2017 Good evening, [...]
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Jason Chaffetz announces retirement from House
Strike up the band! Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), one of the worst homophobes in the U.S. House of Representatives and a frequent meddler in D.C. affairs, announced today that he [...]
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Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC
Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC Earlier this month, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act became law in DC after completing its Congressional review period. The [...]
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Blade QUEERY: Rev. Cedric A. Harmon
(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) One of GLAA’s honorees for our reception on April 20, my esteemed friend Rev. Cedric Harmon of Many Voices, answers 20 gay questions for [...]
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DC Surrogacy legalization becomes law
At long last, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, legalizing and regulating surrogate parenting agreements in the District, took effect on April 7 after completion of its congressional review period. It [...]
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Council passes Councilmember Allen’s Emergency Legislation Protecting Women’s Health From Federal Threats
We applaud DC councilmembers advocating for women’s rights and proactively ensuring the healthcare quality for all women. Yesterday, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen introduced this legislation along with the 12 [...]
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Rep. Chaffetz plans to block D.C. Death with Dignity Act
Catholic me, recoils at ending life; Republican me, rejects big gvt meddling; human me wants right to die w/dignity. https://t.co/r8p0pgUOwd — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 10, 2017 Our usual congressional [...]
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Surrogacy bill, death certificate bill pass second reading at D.C. Council
Two bills passed their second and final readings Tuesday afternoon on the consent calendar at the D.C. Council’s legislative meeting: Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act of 2016, Bill 21-16 Death Certificate [...]
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D.C. surrogacy bill passes Judiciary, heads to full Council on Dec. 6
On Wednesday, November 30, the surrogacy parenting bill (currently known as the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act of 2016), which has been knocking around the Council since January 2013, passed the [...]
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Five years ago today: Frank Kameny dies
Late on Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011, after a GLAA meeting, I had the unhappy duty to report the death of gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny. It was National Coming [...]
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