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C’mon and Rock the Vote at Youth First Texas
Thursday, 20 Sep, 2012 – 11:25 | Comments Off
YFT Editorial:Southbound to Austin! (Part 2)
Monday, 23 Mar, 2009 – 4:37 | One Comment

As much fun as all the mayhem that we commenced in Austin, the information that I need to share the most is the training provided by Equality Texas.
During the training, the people of Equality Texas …

YFT Editorial: Southbound to Austin!
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
YFT Editorial: Southbound to Austin!

Hai Duong, nominated note taker, is reporting with notes of our Austin adventure!
Have you ever wanted something and then asked for it? If you have, then you’ve lobbied before. It simply is a matter of …

Will Obama repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell”?
Monday, 12 Jan, 2009 – 12:15 | Comments Off
Will Obama repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell”?

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“Yes,” according to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
The question now, is “When?”, but this is just about the best news we’ve heard from the Obama campaign regarding the decade old policy banning gays and lesbians from …

Obama Reveals Plan in Support of LGBT
Tuesday, 18 Nov, 2008 – 23:23 | One Comment
Obama Reveals Plan in Support of LGBT

(TREYCRUZ.COM) — The world took a miraculous turn Nov. 4 for –hopefully — the best with the election of President-Elect Barack Obama. A few hours later we found out that California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, had passed. Without a doubt that was one of the biggest disappointment in politics that I have ever endured.

Now I have something to smile about… at Change.gov, Obama has laid out his plans for the LGBT community which includes: 1) Combating workplace discrimination, 2) Expand Hate Crimes Statutes, 3) Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples, 4) Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, 5) Repeal Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell, 6) Promote AIDS Prevention, 7) Expand Adoption Rights and 8) Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS.

That’s a lot to do in four years. Do you think he can make it happen? Let’s hope he can fulfill all his promises.