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b-activists: Video Dispatch from All Out, a new global LGBT campaign

Cross posted from A WITNESS blog This post was written by Joseph Huff-Hannon a campaign manager with All Out. All Out is a new international campaigning organization dedicated to building a movement to accelerate full equality for LGBT people. – At no other time have global LGBT issues been making headline news so frequently—from the [...]

January 12, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: In response to the Tea Party’s 2nd place spot, see our Picks for “Person of the Year”

While we know that Time magazine’s selection for “Person of the Year” can often times be controversial, it’s always surprising when the official announcement is made and the winner or runner-up draws some degree of criticism. Such has been the case with today’s announcement that one of the runners-up to 2010 winner, Facebook founder Mark [...]

December 15, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Young people across the country get involved with The DREAM Act

Following years of discussion surrounding The DREAM Act (The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,) lawmakers are finally facing a vote on the issue in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The DREAM Act, legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats, would give smart, motivated and passionate students, who were brought to [...]

December 3, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Subversive artist JR uplifts stories of despair by putting them out there

An elusive French artist known to the world as “JR” has come to be synonymous with larger than life street art that makes bold statements about freedom and identity in cities around the world. His work, which has been called “pervasive art,” comprises of  enormous black-and-white photographs of people who are surviving abuse, conflict, violence [...]

October 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: On International Day of Democracy, winners of Democracy Challenge are announced

If you haven’t heard, it’s the the International Day of Democracy!  As the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, “Let us recognize that democratic governance is a yearning shared and voiced by people the world over.  Democracy is a goal in its own right, and an indispensable means for achieving development for all humankind.” We have [...]

September 15, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: The judge that outlaws Prop H8 rules

We praise Judge Vaugn Walker’s ruling which overturned Prop 8 Wednesday because gay and lesbians have the constitutional right to get married. The laws are finally catching up with a popular culture that’s been celebrating for years what prop8 proponents would consider a “bad romance.” Lady Gaga tweeted, “At the moments notice of PROP 8 [...]

August 6, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Geena Davis helps us see so that women can see a world free of violence

We’ve kept you updated about Mel Gibson’s acts of sexism and domestic violence. While he is barred from coming near Oksana Grigorieva or her daughter due to a domestic violence restraining order, we wonder what role Hollywood has played in all this. Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis, has founded a non-profit (Geena Davis Institute on Gender [...]

July 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Second Annual Nelson Mandela Day celebrated around the world

Original post by Causecast Associate Editor, Erica Liepmann On Sunday, July 18, people around the world honored the legacy of South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. The date was selected because it is Mandela’s birthday — and has been celebrated as the official “Nelson Mandela Day” for two years. In addition [...]

July 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: M.I.A. and tons of other artists draw new borders on immigration

As our nation’s immigration issue as a result of Arizona’s law rises to a juicy debate, artists mull over the fact that messy politics is prolonging the injustices innocent people must face. Some major artists decides to draw borders in a ban of Arizona, and others are trying to draw people in to Arizona for [...]

July 14, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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