Rea Carey lays out agenda at Creating Change

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Rea Carey

National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey spoke today (Friday, Feb. 6), at Creating Change in Denver, setting out an agenda as the movement achieves one goal: marriage equality.

Among the top items on the agenda is to secure nondiscrimination protections that protect our lives without broad religious exemptions.

“I don’t become less of a human if your humanity is recognized,” Carey said.

Ending policies that criminalize our lives, such as criminalizing people with HIV or using condoms as evidence that a trans person is a sex worker, is another Task Force goal.

Carey also called racial profiling an LGBTQ issue that must be stopped. She spoke about Ty Underwood, the trans woman killed in Tyler, and called hate against the trans community an epidemic.

—  David Taffet

WATCH: Tim Tebow looks a little gay here

Most every gay guy who follows sports knows two things: 1. Tim Tebow is about the cutest athlete in America right now; 2. He’s a devout Christian.

Well, he seems … ahem… a little gay in this video.

Maybe that’s not fair to say — it’s a stereotype. But like that viral video of Taylor Lautner’s flouncy hand, look at Tebow’s flamboyant gestures in this video… and listen to his, well, list. It’s like listening to Rip Taylor talk about the shotgun formation. Enjoy!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Denver Post on how Obama and Senate FUBAR’d DADT

Editorial in the Denver Post:

In President Obama’s first year in office, gays and lesbiansand anyone else who cares about equality — were told to be patient.

We’ll repeal the injustice of “don’t ask, don’t tell” later, the theory went, because the administration had a lot on its plate and didn’t want to repeat President Clinton’s mistake of taking up this controversial matter so soon after inauguration day.

Then, Obama kicked the can way down the road to this year, even after two top military officials endorsed a repeal.

But this week, the Senate failed to pass the long-promised repeal of the military’s discrimination against gays and lesbians. It was the last chance Democrats had to act before they return to the campaign trail. And after the election, they likely won’t have the same sizeable majority they now enjoy.

This is the same Senate that had no trouble passing a health care bill larded with special-interest deals or taking over General Motors. But somehow it couldn’t find the fortitude to right an injustice when it comes to gays serving in the military. What a colossal failure of leadership.


—  John Wright

Denver LGBT Condemn Police Violence

DENVER LGBTQ SPEAK OUT X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMLGBT spokespeople gathered on Tuesday to speak out against the
actions of Denver police officers who were caught on tape using
excessive force on two gay men. Daily News

—  John Wright