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Help "Atlanta Power Couple" Support All Our Troops

We often hear the words “we support our troops.” I just heard it on the radio this morning in an ad for a veteran-related charity. When I hear those words, I always wonder, “do you support all our troops—or do you support only those who are straight?”

Diversity Visa Lottery 2011 - Now Accepting Applications

It’s that time of year again. Each year the U.S. Department of State runs a “lottery” through which citizens of countries that are considered under-represented in the U.S. immigration system can apply through a lottery for an immigrant visa (”green card.”)

Inclusive Immigration Reform Tops Poll of LGBT Priorities

Earlier this week, we asked Immigration Equality supporters to weigh in, at Pam’s House Blend, on which issue you thought should be top priority for President Obama as he prepares to address the community this weekend at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner.

This morning, we have proof that your voice matters.

Ahead of National March, Activists Speak Out for Binational Families

As tens of thousands of advocates, activists and allies begin arriving in Washington for this weekend’s National Equality March, there are an increasing number of calls for elected leaders to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender binational families.

The Momentum Builds in the House of Representatives

"We should not be punishing patriotic Americans who have stepped forward to serve the country. We should be celebrating their willingness to step forward and show such courage ... especially when we are fighting two wars.”

"Salty, Blue Collar Guys"

Media coverage on DADT hasn’t let up since last weekend’s National Equality March. Andrew Sullivan is back at it with yet another piece on DADT.

Sullivan on Repeal

Andrew Sullivan is all over DADT, writing several posts on the issue. He examines the rift on the right over LGBT equality, but most compelling was his publishing a note from a Marine veteran, who wrote:

DADT on the House Floor

For the first time in a very long time, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was discussed on the floor of the House of Representatives here in Washington, D.C. Last night, eight members of Congress joined Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania for a late night "special order" to shed some light on the need to repeal DADT and lift the ban that is hurting our military.

A Humble Officer

Lt. Col. Fehrenbach continues to serve on active duty today. He goes to work each and every day and continues to serve his country - each day wondering if this will be the day when he receives his official notice of discharge.