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Blogging Equality Forum 2011

April 25th, 2011 No comments

Equality Forum 2011 The Global LGBT Event

Starting very late tomorrow night, look for my blog posts — both here and over at 365gay.com — on this year’s Equality Forum. Here is the link to this year’s site. There will be a whole bunch of these posts, and it will probably take me a few days after the event to catch up.

I’m especially looking forward to the panels on LGBT rights in Latin America; the family panel; the TG panel; and the International Equality Forum dinner, where I’ll likely be interviewing Patrick Murphy (of DADT fame), Dan Choi (same, with a very different approach!), and Daniel Hernandez (the young man who probably saved Rep. Giffords’s life in Tucson, AZ).

Voices of Honor Tour

July 26th, 2009 No comments

Just a quick post to encourage anyone and everyone in the Philadelphia area to attend tomorrow evening’s Town Hall meeting on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The event is co-sponsored by the HRC and ServicemembersUnited.org. It’s at the WHYY building (6th and Arch) at 7 pm. There’s also a Veterans’ Roundtable discussion preceding it at 6 pm; this should interest both gay and straight vets.

Tomorrow’s event, kicked off by a press conference¬† at 11 am featuring local Congressman Patrick Murphy, is the first leg of the Voices of Honor tour. (Find details here.) Murphy has taken on a leadership role in the effort to have DADT repealed.

I’ll be at the 7 pm event — because the event is so important, but also to support my friend Alex Nicholson, who is a co-founder of ServicemembersUnited. Spend a few minutes talking with this interesting and dedicated fellow who was discharged under DADT and be further convinced of the lunacy of the policy. Let’s help make this event a success.