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Return the ring, Senator Reid

Join me in demanding the repeal of DADT this year.

Demand the right to work!

Countless LGBT people have lost their livelihoods because our government has failed to take swift action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. In 29 states, it’s still legal to fire a worker for being lesbian, gay or bisexual and in 38 states, a person can be fired just for being transgender.

VIDEO: Open letter from Cyndi Lauper on Give a Damn Campaign

As a mom, I struggle to understand why anyone would want to keep a responsible person who wants to raise a child from being able to do so. Also, I wonder why families headed by gay parents aren’t offered the same protections that families headed by straight parents receive?

Shirley Sherrod and the Right: A day that will live in infamy

The entire Shirley Sherrod affair is so disgusting, such a stomach-churning episode of right-wing lies, propagandists posing as “journalists,” and craven political cowardice and gullibility, that it’s hard to know who to be most enraged at.

"Stonewalled" in San Diego: A shocking story about gay mistreatment in 1966

Forty-four years ago, nine women were "Stonewalled" in San Diego. This is their shocking story of being dragged out of a bar, arrested and jailed, then humiliated in court. Let's not forget why we celebrate Pride, so that LGBT people today don't have to experience what these women did in 1966.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SAME responds to commentary by Arlon Jay Staggs

For the record, SAME is an open democratic organization that has members with a diversity of views. We welcome everyone - Democrats, Greens, Independents, Socialists or Republicans – who want to work with us to build a grass-roots movement for marriage equality and full LGBT rights from the bottom up.