by Clarissa Filgioun - Equality California Board President
This is a vital moment. California legislation that would protect LGBT youth from a dangerous and scientifically discredited practice known to lead to depression and suicide has already cleared the California Senate and will soon be headed to the Assembly floor for a final vote.
Tony Perkins and his allies, seeing an opportunity to score points, are using the attack on their offices to pose a false equivalency between the SPLC’s criticisms of the Family Research Council and the FRC’s criticisms of LGBT people.
Kit-Bacon Gressitt's return to college proves to be an eye-opener: "Instead of plunging into a sanctuary of intellectual exploration, challenging concepts and collegial discourse, I had to battle a vortex of classism, homophobia and sexism to get through most of my classes."
What the hell do I know from prejudice, right? There’s racism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, ageism, a vast spectrum of “otherisms”— the dark side of the rainbow — all of them designating certain groups of people as “other.”
PFLAG members everywhere will continue to exercise their right to free speech and dialogue, sharing the truth about this situation: Chicken, speech, religion -- these are simply a distraction from the real issue: a well-funded campaign against equality for all people.
by Jordan Krueger - Campaign Manager, CREDO Action from Working Assets
"Southern California Edison is endangering the lives of millions for a power plant they don't need. The company needs to refocus efforts on renewable energy, and save Californians from a dangerous and aging nuclear power plant."