Tag: veterans

HB2 strips veterans of nondiscrimination protection

Almost all of the criticism of HB2, North Carolina’s discrimination law that was rushed through the legislature and signed into law in one day, focuses on its anti-LGBT intent. One provision of the law cancels all local nondiscrimination ordinances that cover anything other than federally protected categories.

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Bella and Darla tonight at Sue Ellen’s

Hump day soundtrack Sue Ellen’s has made the smart move to go with the artist-in-residence bit on Wednesdays. With a weekly performance by a local artist(s) or band, we either get to know someone new or rediscover some...

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‘Perform or provide’

DADT repeal gives progressive chaplains a chance to counter evangelical clergy in the military DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer [email protected] When a soldier recently came to Chaplain Chris Antal, a lieutenant in the Army...

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From screen to stage

Q Cinema veterans tackle live theater with the guerrilla-like QLive! CURTAIN UP! | Producing partners Todd Camp and Kyle Trentham have theater backgrounds, but QLive! is a departure from the movie-focused work their...

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Virginia Veterans Speak Out for Repeal

The following is from HRC Field Organizer Sarah Showalter: On Wednesday, Virginia veterans called on Senators Webb and Warner to vote in favor of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal at a community forum at the Five Points Community...

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Ohio Veterans Meet with Senator Voinovich’s Staff

For the past two weeks, gay and straight veterans in Ohio have been meeting with Senator Voinovich’s senior district staff to tell their stories of serving under the discriminatory regime of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and to urge the...

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Meeting with Indiana Veterans Who Support Repeal

This weekend, with all of the events honoring our nation’s veterans, we were out in full force, urging people to tell Senator Lugar to pass the National Defense Authorization Act and honor all of our veterans. In addition to...

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Standing With Veterans in Maine for DADT Repeal

The following post comes from HRC Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir: Yesterday, I met with Maine veterans about the critical importance of letting Senators Snowe and Collins know about the need to pass the National Defense...

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Veterans Day Reflections and a Call To Action

Today is never easy for me. On the day when we are supposed to honor our veterans, those still with us and those who have gone before, my head is always filled with memories. For over ten years I was part of a family that only...

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