Why Bathrooms Are a Civil Rights Issue

September 8, 2010

by Carlos A. Ball | Huffington Post

Although it is not frequently acknowledged, bathrooms have been contested civil rights sites for several decades now. The civil rights movement during the 1950s fought to end the prevailing practice in some parts of the country of prohibiting African Americans from using so-called “white” bathrooms.

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Help Pass ENDA! Take This Quick Survey

August 3, 2010

As part of United ENDA, a coalition effort of nearly 400 organizations committed to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), we’re continuing to work on passing long overdue employment protections needed by our community. We need your help to make sure that our demands for ENDA are heard. We need to hear your stories!

Have you been discriminated against or harassed at work because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) or because your boss or coworkers thought you were? Or have you hidden your sexual orientation or gender identity because you feared you might be fired?

Members of Congress need to know how much discrimination LGBT people face on a day to day basis. Take this short survey and help end employment discrimination. We’ll keep your information confidential, but you can also choose to help us fight for ENDA by letting us share your story with members of Congress and the media.

Speak out for ENDA! It is up to all who care about equality to pass this bill.

In solidarity,


Pelosi: No ENDA Vote until after ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal

June 11, 2010

by Chris Johnson | Washington Blade

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday said that a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act wouldn’t take place until Congress completes legislative action on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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Pressure Mounts to Pass ENDA

May 20, 2010

by Matt Baume | Bay Area Reporter

It’s been 16 years since the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was first introduced in Congress, and according to organizers of a Tuesday rally at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco office, it’s closer than ever to being finally passed.

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Pelosi Promises Votes on Both DADT and ENDA This Year

May 19, 2010

by Lisa Keen | Bay Windows

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reassured representatives of several LGBT organizations this week that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and a measure to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) will get votes this year.

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Watch Video of Kate Kendell from the San Francisco ENDA Rally

May 19, 2010

San Francisco — Help Move ENDA Forward!

May 17, 2010

ENDA is stuck — and ONLY YOU can help get it moving again. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is our champion, but she needs us to help her move ENDA. We need as many people as possible to show up in front of Speaker Pelosi’s office — will you come? Will you bring friends, family, and fellow supporters of LGBT equality to stand with us?

San Francisco — Help Move ENDA Forward
Tuesday, May 18
4:30 – 6:30 pm
7th & Mission Streets
San Francisco Federal Building

We know that Speaker Pelosi supports ENDA. We want her to know that this legislation is a community priority — and we support her efforts to move this bill through Congress. She needs to hear from her constituents. She needs our support, and ENDA needs a vote in Congress.

We are ready. We have the support. We must have a vote on ENDA now.

If we don’t get a vote in the House very soon, we will not have time to get ENDA passed in the Senate. If this doesn’t happen now, it could be years before we have another chance to enact this most basic civil rights law. The President will sign ENDA into law — but only if it passes Congress.

Please stand with us on Tuesday, as we join local and national LGBT and civil rights groups in a week of action in honor of LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. Let’s get ENDA to a vote!

Together, we can push ENDA forward. Will you join us?

See you there,


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