Do you get Equality? You know, HRC’s quarterly magazine. You can read the entire magazine online at www.hrc.org/magazine.
Here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll find inside the new issue of the nation’s largest-circulation LGBT magazine:
A cover story that shines a light on the shady secrets of the National Organization for Marriage. As you’ve read on the HRC Back Story blog, the new interactive NOM Exposed website finally reveals the full picture about the leaders, allies and questionable activities of the country’s No. 1 opponent of marriage equality.
A Q&A with Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., who was the lead sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Murphy, a veteran of the Iraq war and a straight ally, talks about his experience in Baghdad, his words for LGBT service members who are still serving under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and being on the right side of history.
An article about outspoken bigot Christine O’Donnell, the Delaware Republican who has her eyes set on the U.S. Senate. Equality examines O’Donnell’s long history of extremist views on everything from abortion rights to HIV/AIDS and highlights some of her most divisive statements, including, “Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.”
A photo essay about LGBT Ugandans, who are often the targets of violence, blackmail and more, in part because homosexuality is illegal in their country. These Ugandans share their stories but hide their faces from the camera — for fear of being targeted by anti-LGBT extremists.
Plus, an insider’s look at HRC’s work to advance equality for the LGBT community.