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Our mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way.

Recent Posts by getequal:

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[23 Jun 2011 | 10 Comments | ]

John Blake talks intersectionality, civil rights, and Barack Obama’s unfortunate mistake.

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[20 Jun 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Bachmann Glittered, Sparks Discussion About Non-Violent Protest

Does glittering qualify as violent? Ian Finkenbinder (OneAngryQueer) takes on the question…

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[7 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Open Letter to Equality NC

Following last week’s rally, action, arrests, and subsequent rebuke from Equality North Carolina, GetEQUAL NC responds to clear the air.

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[26 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
GetEQUAL NC meeting with US Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC)

A Democratic Congressman shows his true colors in a meeting with LGBT activists. Unsurprisingly, it’s not pretty.

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[23 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Game ON

Ian Finkenbinder reminisces about his birthday party, getting a sunburn, 80s night, and getting arrested…for the cause of equality, of course.

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[17 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Equality Caucus?

It’s happened again — we’ve been suckered into thinking that legislators who say they’re supportive of equality are actually supportive of LGBT equality.

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[16 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Texas’ Anti-Marriage Bill

In a state so well-known for promoting the Bush-era taglines of “family values” and “compassionate conservatism,” Texas is now actively seeking to pass legislation that would tear families apart. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but this really goes above and beyond what we’ve come to expect from a state whose Republican Party is seeking to re-criminalize homosexuality…

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[13 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
America’s Role in Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill

American evangelical bigots are fueling anti-gay hatred in Uganda, exporting their hatred in an effort to see what they can get away with under the guise of Christian missionary work. The bill that just won’t go away has been delayed again after a groundswell of international grassroots work — but how much longer will the U.S. government let this hatred run rampant?

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[11 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
OutLaugh Comedy Festival

Like LGBT folks? Like to laugh? The OutLaugh Comedy Festival might just be your cup of tea! And
this year’s festival is donating a portion of proceeds to GetEQUAL — you can laugh your ass off while you’re kicking ass for equality!

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[6 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Stop the Deportations!

On Friday, we heard the good news that the deportation hearing for Henry Velandia has been postponed until December, based on a surprising statement from Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday about a similar but unrelated case. Many thanks go to all the organizations that helped out with the process of drawing attention to Henry’s case — let us debrief a bit here about what happened.