White House Staff: It Gets Better

Inspired by President Obama’s “It Gets Better” video, several LGBT White House staffers share their messages of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.

Target HQ Gets 240,000 Boycott Notices

By Bill Sorem

High noon, August 6, 2010. Irate activists visited Target headquarters about the boycott of Target Stores for the $150,000 contribution the corporation made to a group supporting Republican Tom Emmer. Activists say Emmer is seen as an enemy of LGBT people, immigrants and other groups. Randi Reitan, the woman seen by more than 250,000 people in an UpTake video last week cutting up her Target charge card to protest Target’s action was joined by her husband Phillip and Son Jacob to deliver signatures of 240,000 people across the nation to the Target CEO. Target security blocked the public skyway entrance leading to the 2nd floor lobby forcing the group to deliver their petitions to the foot of the frozen escalator.

Marriage Defenders Visit St.Paul, LGBT Groups Counter

Click to Play The National Organization for Marriage brought it’s bus tour to St. Paul, MN, July 28, 2010 to defend traditional marriage. Local LGBT groups showed up promoting other options. The NOM group reserved the capitol steps in addition to the park in front of the capitol. Gay demonstrators were removed from the steps, giving the bus group an uninterrupted view of the entrance.