Posts Tagged as ‘lgbt’

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This just in from the Irish gov’t – NYC, make St. Patrick’s Day inclusive

On this, the 250th St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, we look at the symbolism of the holiday and its tremendous significance in current debates around immigration and civil rights in America. While the inclusiveness of the parade has come a long way since it first started, this year the New York City parade [...]

March 17, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: With the unfortunate murder of gay rights advocate David Kato, please stand with Brenda

A very important take action came to our attention. Right now, Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian in the UK, is facing deportation back to Uganda. She has said: “If I’m sent back I’ll be tortured … it’s very dangerous for me.” Especially with the tragic killing of Ugandan gay rights activist, David Kato, this is [...]

January 27, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND submissions show creativity, talent and sensitivity

As we approach the last day to submit on videos (midnight EST, tomorrow Jan 21st!) for I AM THIS LAND, our contest on diversity, we are overwhelmed with the creativity and thought behind the submissions. From a young girl challenging our tendency to categorize people, to an Indian-American man trying to come out to his [...]

January 20, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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: 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: 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

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough at Queens’ only Queer Film Series

Yesterday, Breakthrough came out for Queens’ only Queer Film Series – CINEMAROSA. Held at the Queens Museum, the event worked to highlight LGBT filmmakers’ work and work that touches on those issues. They screened Breakthrough’s film, “Esmeralda: A Transgender Detainee Speaks Out.“ In the film, we sat down with Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from [...]

June 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Madonna moves Malawi President to pardon gay couple

We’ve been keeping you posted on the Malawian couple  Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga who were sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment due to “unnatural acts and gross indecency.” Both celebrities and governments around the world were outraged, including Madonna herself, who recently adopted a little girl from the country. As a long-standing gay rights [...]

June 3, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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