Author Archives: David Mariner

Follow Friday: Bisexual Activists

Bisexual Activists

In honor of #BiWeek, this #FollowFriday features eight amazing bisexual activists you should be following on twitter. Heron Greenesmith twitter.com/herong Heron Greenesmith is a policy attorney and researcher for LGBT folks, and an advocate for bi-visibility. Heron is currently a senior policy analyst at the Movement Advancement Project.  They have written about employment discrimination and the legal invisibility of bisexuality. […]

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David J. Johns Named Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition

David J. Johns Named Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition

Washington, DC—The leadership of the National Black Justice Coalition announced today that David J. Johns has assumed the role of Executive Director as of September 1, 2017. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with […]

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GetEQUAL Announces New Staff Leadership

Get Equal

Over the last few months, GetEQUAL’s Board of Directors and Staff have gone through a process of self-reflections, strategic evaluation, and connecting with leaders across intersecting movements. The goal was to identify individuals with the talent, vision, passion, and skill to lead GetEQUAL into the future of this current political moment. With the culmination of this process, the GetEQUAL family is excited […]

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National Mentoring Campaign for Black Male Students

In an effort to strengthen a community and build up a new generation of achievers; the Black, Gifted and Whole Foundation aims to inspire social change with the launch of their HBCU Scholarship Ambassador Program, where selected students will receive financial support and mentoring throughout their college matriculation. The goal of this program is to create a structure equipped with […]

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Follow Friday: LGBTQ Disability Advocates

LGBTQ Disability Advocates

This Follow Friday features eight amazing LGBTQ individuals who are powerful advocates for People with Disabilities.  This eclectic group includes activists, poets, speakers, and writers.  Most of these folks however, inhabit several of these roles. Tyler Vile twitter.com/tylervile Tyler Vile is the author of Never Coming Home (Topside Press, 2015), a novel-in-verse. Also a spoken word poet and a disability […]

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Follow Friday: Transgender Veterans and Service Members

Trans Service Members

An estimated 15,000 Transgender Americans are Veterans or Active Service Members in the U.S. Armed Forces (Williams Institute).  This Follow Friday is an opportunity to meet just a few of them.   Follow these committed and brave activists and share their stories with your friends.  It’s important to put some names and faces to the conversations that are currently happening […]

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The Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

Issues Facing LGBTQ Older Adults

It is estimated that there are approximately 2.7 million LGBT adults aged 50 and older in the United States, 1.1 million of whom are 65 and older. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults provides an overview of their unique needs and experiences so that service providers, advocates, the aging network, and policymakers can consider these factors when serving this population […]

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The Shower of Stoles Project

Shower of Stoles Project

The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in […]

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Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bias in adjudication, and mistreatment and abuse in confinement facilities. LGBTQ youth also lack supportive services when leaving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, often forcing them back into negative interactions with law enforcement. Given that nearly […]

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