Posts tagged ‘Civil and political rights’

April 28, 2011

Equality Forum 2011

by Accidental Bear

The Organization

The MISSION:

Equality Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights through education.

Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum.

Equality Forum produces these innovative events in collaboration with learning institutions, professional associations, research centers, for profit companies and nonprofit organizations.

Equality Forum Programs and Initiatives Annual Equality Forum

The weeklong Annual Equality Forum has an international focus, top-tier panel discussions, parties, an annual art exhibit, International Equality Dinner, Sunday OUT! and more.

There is no registration fee and all substantive programs are free.

March 20, 2011

Gays hijacking the Civil Rights Movement

by Accidental Bear

Now wait one cotton pickin’ minute, what am I reading here (I could not resist, do not hang me). Homophobia exists within its own community, racism within its own race. So it is no surprise that one minority group slams another. Dear Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr, were you not held as a child or were you simply dropped on your head? I support you EVEN THOUGH we are different.

As a GAY, I am sorry for taking some of your spot light.

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Rev. Slams Civil Rights, Gay Rights Link

By Advocate.com Editors

KEITH RATLIFF X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

Breaking with several state- and national-level leaders of the NAACP, an Iowa-based preacher who heads a chapter of the country’s oldest civil rights organization said he is sick of gays and lesbians “hijacking the Civil Rights Movement.”

Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, added there is “no parallel” between the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement, and to draw such a correlation is “an insult,” according to the Des Moines Register.

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