• Jamie Marks: Family

    There was a time when Jamie Marks didn’t see much further beyond HIV/AIDS. Like so many other gay men, he believed this disease was likely in his future. That wasn’t the case, and today Jamie no longer fears death but shares his joy of life with his partner and the two children they created together to make a family.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Eliza Byard: GLSEN: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Eliza Byard, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), provides a brief snapshot of GLSEN and the critical work they do as a leading advocate for safe and affirming schools. She shares her thoughts regarding GLSEN’s research on proven interventions to protect LGBT youth, as well as their network of partners and allies engaged in the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Safe Space Campaign.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Rachel Tiven: Immigration is an LGBT Issue

    Rachel Tiven is the Executive Director of Immigration Equality, an organization working to gain equal immigration rights for LGBT and HIV-positive people. Rachel shares a brief history of immigration reform and helps us understand the importance of immigration reform as an LGBT issue.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Jerry Newberry: Including LGBT Youth

    Jerry Newberry, Executive Director of the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA-HIN), talks about the unprecedented media coverage of LGBT youth suicides in 2010 and the history of the NEA’s work in support of LGBT youth. Jerry also explains why, in 1989, he had to wear a bullet-proof vest when determining what should be taught in sex-education classes.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Janet Murguía: Latino/LGBT Collaboration

    Janet Murguía is President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Using the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), Janet highlights what can happen when disenfranchised people work together and why it's important for the Latino and LGBT communities to continue collaborating.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Pam Spaulding: Life of a Blogger

    Pam has been blogging about LGBT issues for more than seven years. Here she shares an example of a single blogger influencing the outcome of a political race and how blogswarming ended an anti-trans campaign – both using nothing more than social media and blog posts.

    Posted 5.12.11
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