Tag: activism

Illinois women’s groups plan marches for inauguration anniversary

SPRINGFIELD — A coalition of women’s groups from across the state are planning marches Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale on Jan. 20. According to a press release, Women’s March Chicago, Action Illinois and Women United Network are organizing statewide marches in celebration of the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches of 2017. Named the March on the Polls,…

One Iowa Action announces LGBTQ speakers bureau trainings

DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa…

Take action to help LGBTQ families in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office has appealed a federal court ruling from June 2016 ensuring that same-sex spouses can both be listed on their child’s birth certificate. It’s hard to overstate the terrible impact this decision could have on Hoosier families. If this ruling is overturned, same-sex spouses across Indiana will find it…

Women come out in force across the region and nation

Thousands crowded onto the  Indiana Statehouse grounds in Indianapolis for the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. (Photo submitted to the Den) CHICAGO – People across the Great Lakes and Midwest joined with millions of others in sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Chicago, the region’s largest city, hosted the largest…

NCSF Action Alert: Leather & Grace Calls for Emails to Unitarian Universalist Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Include Kink in Nondiscrimination and Diversity Education Reposted for NCSF Coalition Partner Leather & Grace:   The Board of Trustees is the top governance body of the Unitarian Universalist Association, overseeing administrative operations, and setting policy in between General Assemblies.   Leather & Grace, an education and advocacy organization for UU kinksters,…

Vote or Die?

As much as activists get noticed there is something that every person can do that has the potential of changing society, voting! I encourage all of my viewers to register to vote and on November 6, 2012 to let your voice be heard. Stand up and be counted!


Police video prompts allegations of HIV discrimination

Are you kidding me… Another example of the stigma that faces those that are living with HIV. This time it was caught on tape.

The video shows Dearborn Police Officer David Lacey telling Shalandra Jones that she should disclose her HIV-positive status whenever a police officer asks her to step out of a vehicle. He said he was “pissed” that Lacey hadn’t disclosed her status before he searched the vehicle, and he told the couple: “Honestly, if it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would have wrote anybody for anything. But that kind of really aggravated me, you know what I mean? You got to tell me right away, ‘I’ve got this. I’ve got that.’ ‘Cause at that time, I wasn’t wearing any gloves.”

Please call the Dearborn Michigan Police (313-943-2000) and let Officer David Lacey know that this type of action is unacceptable. Action needs to be taken to show that this will not occur again.