Human Rights Campaign

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Why OkCupid's CEO Donation to an Anti-Gay Candidate Is Different than Mozilla's

    Last week we told you about the uproar over Mozilla's newly appointed CEO Brendan Eich, who donated $1,000 to the Prop. 8 campaign that banned gay marriage. A few days later, Eich stepped down as CEO, thanks in part to the dating website OkCupid, which called for a boycott on Firefox, saying: "Mozil ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013
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    November 27, 2012

    San Francisco Gets Perfect Score When it Comes to Being Gay Friendly

    San Francisco might not be the gayest city in America anymore, but it sure is among one of the gayest-friendly cities in the nation -- and that's something to brag about. On the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk's death, the Human Rights Campaign released a national report that gives a snapshot of how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Berkeley School Board Learns That Superintendent Candidate Backed Prop. 8

    It seems like Berkeley school officials didn't do their homework. The Berkeley Unified School District seemed ready to hire Edmond Heatley as the district's new superintendent of schools. And why wouldn't they? He has a rather impressive résumé  including a stint as the head of Chino Val ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2012
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    June 30, 2011

    LGBT Equality: Bay Area Hospitals Are Leading the Country

    Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung stars in the video on LGBT healthcare equality. ​Here is some good news coming on the heels of Gay Pride: Hospitals in the Bay Area -- San Francisco in particular -- are way ahead of the curve when it comes to how they treat LGBT patients, according to a Hum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

    WWHD?​There's an emerging pattern in Gayville lately. It's not a new thing -- not new to the gays or the general population either for that matter -- but it's still disconcerting. It's called whorishness.Does everything good have to be sold out, watered down, or compromised? The Human Rights Campa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Year in Gay, 2010 Edition

    What a year it was​Who Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Human Rights Campaign To Move Into Harvey Milk's Camera Store

    Harvey Milk has been enlisted by the HRC​In what some grassroots gay activists are calling an "insult," the Human Rights Campaign is about to move into the location of Harvey Milk's old camera store at 575 Castro Street. It will be the new San Francisco "action center" providing information on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    A Kinder, Gentler - and Still Unconstitutional - DADT

    ​The developments in the ongoing saga that is Don't Ask Don't Tell - the ban on gays in the military - occurred faster than the depletion of Meg Whitman's bank balance this week.On Monday, Judge Virginia Philips heard from both sides on her decision from a week ago that DADT was unconstitutional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Target Targeted By Angry S.F. Supervisor Candidates

    Everyone loves the dog. Everyone hates his employer. ​When candidates running for the Board of Supervisors were asked what they thought about Target's plans to open a pair of San Francisco outlets, their opinions were like discount footwear at the big box store: plentiful, hard to miss -- and unco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Argentina! Clay Aiken! Toilet Water!

    In Argentina, homosexuals can now tango and marry​This week Argentina's senate voted 33 to 27 in support of marriage equality and now it's legal down there. Frankly, I don't know a lot about Argentina. Apparently, it's winter there now. Isn't that fascinating?

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    The Week in Gay - Vaughn Walker returns! Obama serves cocktails! Elton rims Rush!

    Lennon then Limbaugh -- why not?​ OK ok ok ok...Elton John didn't really perform anal-lingus on Rush Limbaugh - technically - but he was paid $1 million to sing at Limbaugh's 4th (FOURTH) wedding last weekend and as far as I'm concerned Elton's breath will always smell like Rush's ass from now o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    The Week in Gay: George Rekers, Another Secretly Queer Homophobe

    Rekers: I hired him to carry my luggage, not be my man-whore!​ Unbelievable! Dr. George Rekers, a guy whose entire career was based on the notion that gay people don't have to be gay, is a closeted gay snorkeler. Surprise! With each passing day the story continued to grow increasingly so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    The Week in Gay: We're Fucked!

    What happens in the Navy, stays in the Navy...​This has been a long ass week and I'm drowning in mucous and overmedicated and there is a shit-storm of stories to cover this week and frankly all I can say is that the gays are fucked. Let's begin with some statistics released on Thursday. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Same-Sex Marriage in 2012? That'll Be the Day.

    Sorry, pal. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or not. ​Yesterday Restore Equality 2010 announced it was abandoning its efforts to repeal Prop 8 on the November ballot. The not-unforeseen announcement was also posted at a handful of blogs on Monday: Autumn Sandeen reported at Pam's House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Don't Ask, Shut the Fuck Up

    At ease, soldier​On Thursday, the U.S. military announced that it plans to be less dickish about enforcing the Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy that prohibits gay people from serving in the armed forces. I'm not sure why this new plan is supposed to be exciting. The gist of it seems to say, "He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Gays Fed Up With Ineffective Queer Leadership

    Dan Choi's not gonna take it anymore ... and neither is Uppity Fag​ The raucous events of last week -- protests at Nancy Pelosi's offices and the arrest of Dan Choi and Jim Pietrangelo at the White House - indicate that the LGBT community is no longer willing to abdicate its power to advocacy grou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2009
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    June 29, 2007
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    February 14, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from February 14, 2001

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    Asking, Telling

    The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?

  • News

    September 20, 2000

    A Boy Scout No More

    Since he was 12, Steven Cozza has led a crusade against the Scouts' anti-gay policies. What will happen now that he's grown up to discover sports and girls?

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    No March Madness

    The fervor isn't building for another gay rally on Washington

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    July 21, 1999
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    January 22, 1997
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    August 21, 1996
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    May 10, 1995

    Dialing for AIDS Dollars

    National group soaks donors for telemarketing scheme as Republicans seize Capitol Hill

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