Why Family Definitions Matter

Written by Sean Thomas-BReitfeld As Pride month came to a close this year, LGBTQ people were reminded that the struggle continues to have our lives and loves be valued equal to straight people. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same sex couple. […]

New Report Cites Racial Discrimination As Primary Barrier for LGBTQ People

Systemic racial bias, compounded by anti-LGBTQ bias, prevents qualified LGBTQ staff of color from ascending to leadership positions in the nonprofit sector Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Today, the Building Movement Project released a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, analyzing the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, […]

Are We All Intersectional Now?

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Frances wrote earlier this year about our struggles to tease out “intersectionality” the buzzword from intersectionality as an analytic approach that moves beyond single-issue organizing and advocacy. The release of our latest report The New Now  is based on interviews with organizers and activists in New Mexico and Ohio who are bringing an intersectional approach […]

Beyond the Wedding Cake: The Fight Continues

Written by Alex Nguyen In its monumental decision this past Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is a legal right protected by the Constitution. The Obergefell v. Hodges ruling effectively reverses bans on same-sex marriages in states where these laws have been enacted while also fully legalizing these unions throughout […]

Intersectionality: Beyond the Hype

Written by Frances Kunreuther Sean and I have been grappling with how to talk about the (frequently overused) concept of intersectionality. For years, we have admired the pioneering work of Kimberlé Crenshaw, who is credited with coining the term, and of Cathy Cohen, who helped apply the idea of intersectionality to the LGBT community. But it has […]

One Step Forward for Equality, But Long Road Ahead

Written by Caitlin Endyke Last summer, we released our report At the Crossroads: The Future of the LGBT Movement the same week that the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and Proposition 8. While we celebrated these momentous victories for the LGBT Movement, we also reminded folks of the long road ahead before LGBT Americans gain full equality.  […]

Why Creating Change is So Different

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld What do Laverne Cox, Rinku Sen, Nona Hendryk, and Tarso Luis Ramos have in common?  It’s Creating Change 2014!  Frances and I spent last weekend at the 26th annual Creating Change conference in Houston, Texas put on by the National Lesbian and Gay Task Force. And I can say once again, this conference is a force of nature. The […]

Kicking off 2014: Lessons from New Mexico

Written by Frances Kunreuther Starting a new year calls for optimism and hope.  Here in New York City we are looking forward to the work of our new Mayor, Bill de Blasio who promises to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. But we have also been learning what it takes to fulfill the promise […]

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