“No Excuses. No Delays.” Do We Really Mean It?

June 4, 2009

by Nadine Smith | The Bilerico Project

At a recent speaking engagement, I asked a group of people what the world would be like if from the day they were born prejudice had never touched their lives.

No homophobic bullying in school. Supportive families at homes No trans-bashing humor on TV.
No workplace discrimination. Equal treatment of all families regardless or orientation or gender identity.
No closet, ever, because you had never, ever needed one.

Most of the people responded by talking about new laws that would be in effect but they struggled to name the deeper, more personal impact on the texture of their daily lives.

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Prop 8 Ours to Lose? Nope – It Was Always an Uphill Climb

January 22, 2009

By Matt Foreman

A lot of people have been saying that Prop 8 was our side’s to lose and that missteps by the No on 8 Campaign snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Those analyses ignore hard core obstacles and fundamentals underlying the contest, including how hard it is to hold and move opinions on marriage in the narrow confines of a campaign.

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