Courage Campaign

  • News

    June 20, 2012

    Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?

    In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Iowa Still Ground Zero on Gay Marriage

    ​More than two years before New York got its shit together last summer, the ├╝ber-progressive state of Iowa made same-sex marriage legal in 2009. The decision came from the state's Supreme Court, which drew from their state constituion's long history of being way ahead of the curve on civil ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Did HRC Drive Off with the NOM Defector's Marriage Equality Tour?

    Did HRC steal the name or idea for their bus tour from the NOM defector, or is it a coincidence?​Last week, we broke the story that Kitty Lambert, one of the very first lesbians legally married in New York State, would be joining NOM defector Louis Marinelli, once a staunch opponent of gay mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Rick Jacobs, Founder of the Courage Campaign, On Pepsi and Corporate Giving

    Steven ThrasherJacobs at the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal signing ceremony​Last week, we wrote about how the Courage Campaign won $50,000 from the Pepsi Challenge, and our concern about the ways in which Pepsi was able to use an LGBT advocacy group to market its product in the non-profit arena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Courage Campaign and Pepsi: Is $50K the New Sell Out Price for LGBT Non-Profits?

    ​Yesterday, we got an email from the Courage Campaign with the subject line, "We won! Here's what's next." We assumed it would be a belated fundraising appeal responding to New York's Marriage Equality Act, asking for donations to fight on the federal level. Instead, what we found when we op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Barack Obama Kicks Don't Ask, Don't Tell to the Curb

    ​We've been following Don't Ask, Don't Tell since Senator Barack Obama was campaigning on its repeal. After all these years, watching the ceremony in which he kicked it to the curb, in person, was a special kind of early Christmas gift. The event was not held at the White House, but in an aud ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2010

    Bad Lieutenant, Dan Choi

    What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.