“Gay Rights Groups Map Common Agenda,” by Evelyn Nieves, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14261-2005Jan16.html, 17 January 2005.
“Wow, there really IS a gay agenda,” by “BR_Parkway,” Democratic Underground, http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×1157717, 17 January 2005.
At first this didn’t strike me as particularly newsworthy
To underscore their determination, 22 LGBT organizations, representing a spectrum of political goals and strategies, have, for the first time, released a joint list of priorities. They include pushing for equal employment opportunities; adding sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate crimes law; fighting for protections for children of LGBT couples; overturning military restrictions on gay soldiers; opposing anti-gay state and federal legislation; and fighting for the freedom to marry.
“We plan on working in a coordinated fashion,” said Winnie Stachelberg, political director of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay advocacy organization. “The moment that we’re in now in our civil rights movement is acknowledging that we play different instruments and have different strengths, but we want to hear from that orchestra together.”
Until a plucky poster at DU showed me the truth
Wow, there really IS a gay agenda.
Yup. I’m surprised.