Category: GLAA

LGBT coalition protests “religious freedom” executive order
Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: A coalition of leaders from civil rights groups protested Wednesday in Lafayette Park in anticipation of President Trump signing a “religious freedom” executive order [...]
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GLAA anniversary event highlights ‘changing of guard’
Lou Chibbaro writes at the Washington Blade: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, City Council Chair Phil Mendelson and fellow Council members Jack Evans and Vincent Gray were among the nearly 100 [...]
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Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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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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