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A Gleeful Thought About School Clubs

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 5:46pm
"My two gay dads have a very close relationship with our local branch of the ACLU!"

Why ENDA Matters: True Stories of Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination from the ACLU

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 10:45am

Why ENDA Matters: True Stories of Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination from the ACLU

(This post originally appeared on The Bilerico Project.)

To illustrate why Congress must pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA), a federal…

Taking On Web Censorship in Tennessee Schools

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 5:31pm

You may recall last month when the ACLU First Amendment Working Group, the ACLU LGBT Project, and the ACLU of Tennessee first started schooling some school districts in Tennessee for using web filtering software that illegally blocked dozens of LGBT…

Tell Three: Because Coming Out Is Not Enough

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 5:14pm

For those of us who work for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, it’s been clear for years now that we are slowly but surely getting closer and closer to attaining equality. Thanks to the Lawrence v. Texas decision…

Rachel Maddow: Pride and the LGBT Landscape

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 4:21pm

In her contribution to the ACLU's online symposium in celebration of LGBT Pride, Rachel Maddow, Air America host and MSNBC commentator, talked to Chris Hampton, Public Education Associate for the ACLU's LGBT Project.

Happy Pride! What accomplishments…

Knocking on Doors, Talking Face-to-Face

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 7:30am
Phone bank volunteers for FAIR WisconsinWe had hoped to send in more blog posts from Wisconsin than we’ve been able to, but it turns out we’ve been WAY too busy Fair Wisconsin is amazingly organized. 600 people per week have been going out and knocking…

Keeping Wisconsin Fair

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 12:52pm
ACLU Paralegal Marissa Gonzalez at a Fair Wisconsin phone bank on Saturday

Greetings from beeyootiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which really is very, very cute actually -- I'd always imagined it to be a very industrial, depressing city and I'm pleased…

"Don't Filter Me" at Six Months

"Don't Filter Me" at Six Months

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project & Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 6:00pm

Last February, the ACLU LGBT Project launched the "Don't Filter Me" campaign to take on the problem of public schools censoring LGBT-friendly content on the web. Today — which just happens to also be Banned Websites Awareness Day…

Protecting LGBT Students Is a No-Brainer

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 3:09pm

With so much recent news coverage on suicides of LGBT youth, those of us who work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender safe schools issues have a lot on our plate. We're trying to figure out how best to respond to the needs of LGBT youth,…

Haunted by Claims that Churches Will Be Required to Perform Same-Sex Weddings? Don't Be.

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 4:39pm

Jim Nieves and Lisa Panensky of Elmsford, New York, had been planning a costumed Halloween theme wedding at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow for over a year. But when they recently contacted the church to request that the organist play music…

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