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Nadler, Honda present at LGBT Immigration Forum

Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY-8) and Mike Honda (D-CA-15) spoke along with a member of a binational gay couple at a Q Street luncheon on LGBT immigration today in Washington, DC. The event was moderated by Julie Kruse of Immigration Equality.

Maryland could recognize out of state marriages, like California

It’s unfortunate that states like Maryland, New York and California do not currently allow same-sex couples to actually get married within their borders, but it’s a good sign that they uphold their obligations to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.

Gay soldier dies in Afghanistan

A gay American soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, and his death was acknowledged Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

Military brass musters support to repeal DADT

The highest-ranking leaders of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines appeared before Congress this week and testified in support of the strategy to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.

One family's story, embroidered in the Loving Quilt

The Loving Quilt, a new project that highlights LGBT families and the obstacles they face to be together, kicked off in February with volunteers beginning to “put together the pieces” of a moving, hand-sewn quilt that will eventually travel the country.

Honor over all

As a Naval Academy graduate, I have always believed that DADT has been a cancer to those values and has harmed my Navy and our national defense. I was pleased to hear Admiral Mullen voice that same conviction.

Legal Commentary: Blogging helps the GLBT equality fight

Wanting to focus on each individual as well as the GLBT group, I began my talk by introducing myself. Moments into this introduction, however, I was interrupted by a question wanting to know what my PGP is. I had never heard of this before.

SLDN hails Lieberman as quarterback of DADT Senate bill

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network applauds Sen. Joe Lieberman’s historic announcement today that he intends to introduce a bill next week repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.

UCSD teach-in to focus on issues of racism, bigotry

The University of California at San Diego will be sponsoring a teach-in for students, staff and faculty on Feb. 24 to explore incidents of racism and bigotry and to discuss the importance of mutual respect and civility on the campus.

Their flow charts

Washington is full of policy wonks who tout their flow charts and heavily researched policy papers that make your head spin. But the visuals from this week's press conference in Washington take the cake.