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Freedom to Marry events planned Valentine's weekend

At marriage counters all over the U.S., same-sex couples will again request marriage licenses at their local County Clerk's Offices and engage in other public-education outreach efforts to help raise awareness of the harms and impact the inability to marry causes on their families.

60 members of Congress seek LGBT-inclusive immigration reform

In truth, no immigration reform bill can be called “comprehensive” unless it includes all Americans, including those who are LGBT. This is recognized in the Reuniting Families Act (HR 2709), which includes LGBT families in addressing the broader immigration problem of family unification.

LGBT community urged to create change now

If all of us, just at this conference, commit to this, we will have taken 72,000 actions to move forward the visibility of our lives, to engage and to advocate.

Immigration Equality to join congresswoman in protest of proposed Ugandan law

U.S. Rep. Maloney – a staunch LGBT supporter and co-sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act – has invited human rights advocates and members of the clergy to appear with her today to protest the proposed death penalty and other draconian criminal sanctions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Uganda and to demand a meeting with representatives of the Ugandan government.

What next on DADT?

Now that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Colin Powell are on board with the commander in chief in allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal advocates must take advantage of this new opening.

Thomas Saenz, president of MALDEF, speaks at Creating Change

In a show of solidarity between the immigration and LGBT movements, Tom Saenz, the president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) delivered the opening keynote address for the Creating Change conference in Dallas.

Telling a story: asking for support

The passing of DADT, and the subsequent media coverage and discussions around the dinner table, brought something very personal for me out into the open.