PALM SPRINGS, CA - More than 15,000 women from all over the world are once again expected to gather in Palm Springs, CA, to attend the biggest lesbian event of its kind in the world, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend - the original Dinah Shore Weekend - slated for April 2 to April 6, 2014 (www.thedinah.com).
Next November, referendums on gay marriage will start in 4 states: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. HRC just says that it will invest $1 million divided between the 4 states.
After its support for gay marriage in Washington, Starbucks from now on is boycotted by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an anti-gay organization.
Two days ago, I spoke about Val Burke who could not visit her partner hopitalized whereas a law authorizes it. It ended well as she can from now on visit her. The chief executive officer of Rolling Hills Hospital in Franklin plans to meet Val in order to apologize.
In order to make the state of Utah more gay-friendly, Human Rights Campaign decided to organize a tour in 17 cities.
President Obama gave one of the 13 Presidential Citizens Medal to Janice Langbehn, a woman who, despite having an advanced healthcare directive, was kept from visiting her dying partner.
North Carolina Senator decided to push a federal legislation to bar anti-LGBT employment discrimination.
Hawaii is about to offer the civil unions for gays and lesbians. The Senate passed the bill.
Yesterday, the new law concerning the partners visits in hospitals went into effect in United-States.
In order to achieve full federal equality, we need the best organizations utilizing resources in the most effective way. There are thousands of LGBTQ centered organizations across the country, the most recognized being the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Founded in 1980 to raise money for candidates for public office who supported equality, HRC became a well known and powerful organization. Their square blue logo with the yellow equal sign would soon adorn LGBTQ owned vehicles in every city in every state in America. It became a calling card of sorts of the LGBTQ community, a statement of belonging, a symbol of equality and unity. HRC not only became a common name in households all over the nation, the organization would also become well known in Washington, DC and well connected in the Obama White House. However, HRC has many critics and skeptics in the LGBTQ community, many who claim HRC is an ineffective and lackluster organization bilking the LGBTQ community and profiting from our inequality. Why is the most powerful and well connected LGBTQ rights organization in the world coming under such intense scrutiny from the people the organization exists to represent?