Author Archives: David Mariner

Join the Age-Friendly Pride Movement

Join the Age-Friendly Pride Movement

SAGE has created this checklist of age-friendly practices for Pride celebrations.   The framework is based on the World Health Organization’s domains of Age-Friendly Communities.  However, age is just one part of a larger commitment to embracing the diversity of our community. Outdoor Spaces and Structures There is a broad range of characteristics of the urban landscape and the built environment […]

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Trans United Endorses Alexandra Chandler

Trans United for Alexandra Chandler

Alexandra Chandler has earned the endorsement of Trans United Fund in her run to be the next Congresswoman representing the third District in Massachusetts. From their endorsement by their Board Co-Chair, Hayden Mora stated: “Trans United Fund is proud to endorse Alexandra Chandler for U.S. Congress. Alexandra has a progressive vision for her district where trans people – and all […]

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Age-Friendly Pride Initiative

Age Friendly Pride Initiative

CenterLink (The National Association of LGBT Community Centers) is partnering with The Center for Black Equity, InterPride, and SAGE on an age-friendly* Pride initiative. The goal of this initiative is to encourage the inclusion of older LGBT individuals in all aspects of Pride parades, marches, and festivals and we need your help! Below is a link to two surveys that […]

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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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