Notre Dame Students demand GSA!

Being one of the top schools in the country, I had just assumed Notre Dame would have a Gay Straight Alliance. However that’s not the case, this top tier school also doesn’t have a LGBT non-discrimination policy. Students have taken note of this and have since created the 4 to 5 Movement. The 4-5 Movement highlights being an LGBTQ ally on the Notre Dame campus makes you apart of the majority, not the minority. 4-5 released a video earlier today titled, “It Needs to Get Better — A Message from the 4 to 5 Movement.”, calling for Notre Dame to officially recognize its gay-straight alliance student club and to add ‘sexual orientation’ into its non-discrimination policy.

Video after the jump…

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UUA convinces Verizon to add transgender protections!

Another victory for transgender rights, Verizon has agreed to include “gender identity or expression” to its non-discrimination policy after much urging from the Unitarian Universalist Association.

For the past five years, the UUA has filed shareholder resolutions with Verizon Communications asking for them to include protections for transgendered workers.

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We are Greater Than AIDS

I’ve been meaning to show some love to the Greater Than campaign for a while…I’m going to add their link to Poz page today too!

The Greater Than AIDS movement responds to the AIDS crisis in the United States, in particular the severe and disproportionate epidemic among Black Americans. Through a national media campaign and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS aims to elevate the public’s knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and confront the stigma surrounding the disease. Although national in scope, the effort is targeting communities most heavily affected, based on HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence data.

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Is homosexuality a choice?

Not according to Mr. Gary Lynn!  Gary says being gay is neither a choice or a sin and that straights and gays live under the same God-given rules.  What is the basis for these beliefs?  You can read all about those and about his life story at his website.  Click on the Gary’s high school picture below to make the jump to his site!

Californians now support the freedom to marry

This just in from our friends at Marriage Equality USA

NEW FIELD POLL SHOWS 59% OF CALIFORNIANS SUPPORT FREEDOM TO MARRY Poll Shows Californians Now Favor Marriage Equality by 25% Margin

San Francisco • 29 February 2012 ― Marriage Equality USA is thrilled that Californians now support the freedom to marry for lesbian and gay couples by a 59% – 34% margin, according to a new California Field Poll released today. “Today’s poll results mark a turning point in public opinion in favor of the freedom to marry for all loving, committed same-sex couples in California,” said John Lewis, Marriage Equality USA’s Legal Director. “Coupled with the Ninth Circuit’s opinion striking down Proposition 8 earlier this month and legislative victories in the states of Washington, New Jersey, and Maryland, the momentum in favor of marriage equality has never been stronger,” said Lewis.

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Archie Comics punches back

Sometimes even a business has to push back against hate and bigotry.  Go Archie!  This is just a quick follow-up post to Nate’s original blog yesterday.

Archie Comics has fired back at the American Family Association after its affiliate “One Million Moms” called out retailer Toys R Us for selling an Archie comic book that features a “just married” same-sex marriage.

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