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Obama To Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Orders On Monday

An executive order will be signed on Monday that prevents federal contractors from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) workers with very limited exceptions. Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said: “With two strokes of a pen, the President will have a very real and immediate impact on the lives of

HRC's Chad Griffin Says Congress Must Narrow ENDA's Religious Exemption and Pass Full LGBT Civil Rights Bill

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin on Wednesday called on Congress to narrow the religious exemption in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act one day after several other top LGBT rights groups including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the...

Chad Griffin: HRC Supports ENDA, But...

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The Human Rights Campaign supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for a very simple reason. It will guarantee millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all 50 states explicit, reliable protections from discrimination in the workplace. Show More Summary

The Case against 8

Robert A. Levy In the video clip below, Chad Griffin, then Board President of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, discusses the battle for gay rights with Ted Olson, who successfully litigated California’s Prop 8 case.  Griffin...Show More Summary

Beating Back the Distortions Of Gay History

While the p.r. juggernaut behind the deceptions and distortions of Ted Olson, David Boies, Jo Becker and Chad Griffin grinds relentlessly forward to mainstream applause, there’s been an extraordinarily gratifying pushback from countless people who actually know something about the subject. We had Mark Joseph Stern weighing in at Slate. Alyssa Rosenberg filets the Becker […]

A Pop Song Lyrical Mix Up of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Angie Griffin and Chad Nikolaus of Screen Team have created a wonderful pop song lyrical mix up of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. The song is available to purchase online from iTunes. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Has Griffin Struck Again?

I haven’t seen The Case Against 8 yet, because they won’t send me a screener, but this review is a beaut. Two passages stand out: Chad Griffin, founder of AFER and since 2012 the president of the Human Rights Campaign, wonders—when the group faces initial opposition from other campaigning groups who think in 2010 it […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

If you hoped the HBO Chad Griffin documentary might not be as egregiously wrong and slanted as Jo Becker’s breathless hagiography, it looks like you’ll be disappointed. See the above screen shot of the final moments, just emailed to me. As a factual matter, so far as I know, no lawsuits have been filed in […]

'The Case Against 8' Proposition 8 Documentary Gets a Full Trailer: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Journalist Lisa Keen called Jo Becker's book Forcing the Spring "hell-bent on making Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin and conservative icon attorney Ted Olson into the white horse heroes of an upcoming Hollywood docu-drama about How the Marriage Equality...

Wednesday Speed Read: South Carolina, Gay Books, Maura Healey, Carl DeMaio, Barney Frank, Chad Griffin

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service S.C. BUDGET CUTS GET SECOND LOOK: A South Carolina senate subcommittee recommended a budget that leaves out the House-passed cuts to public colleges using gay books. The chair of the subcommittee, Senator John...

News: Grease, Michael Alig, Jo Becker, SMU, Louisiana, Tom Daley

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Tobias Wolff savages Jo Becker's Forcing the Spring: "And Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin—the moving force behind the Prop 8 lawsuit and Forcing the Spring’s main character—will only suffer from being cast as the redeemer of a lost...

What Do Rahm Emmanuel And Chad Griffin Have In Common?

They’re both very adept at manufacturing reality. We discover today that CNN’s documentary series on Chicago under Rahm was coordinated in ways big and small with the mayor’s office. And – surprise! – it turned into a major propaganda coup for the ambitious Democrat. What you see is how a public figure can effectively get […]

News: Andy Warhol, Green Card, Chad Griffin, Jars of Clay

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chad Griffin writes op-ed in response to controversy over marriage equality book: "Simply put, I have nothing in common with the trailblazing courage of Rosa Parks." Gay widower seeks green card after husband dies: "Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams fought...

Chad Griffin Responds

  The head of the Human Rights Campaign doesn’t take on the distortions and exaggerations in the Becker book, but he does necessary damage control by saluting just a few of the countless individuals who, far from allowing marriage equality to “languish in obscurity” for years, actually made everything we are tackling now possible. The […]

Op-ed: Chad Griffin on Controversial Marriage Equality Book

HRC executive director Chad Griffin on the controversial book Forcing The Spring, which documents the fight for marriage equality. Featured Image: read more

Op-ed: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

HRC president Chad Griffin responds to criticism of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker read more

Becker On Fresh Air

To Terry Gross’ immense credit, she had Jo Becker back on her radio show to defend the ridiculous premise and framing of her book, namely that the revolution of marriage equality began in 2008 with an epiphany by Chad Griffin. Gross tries repeatedly to get Becker to withdraw her idea that the “revolution” “began” in […]

Other Voices, Other Points, On Becker, Ctd

On “Meet The Press Yesterday,” David Gregory didn’t ask Jo Becker to defend her claim that the marriage equality revolution “began” in 2008  and was the triumph of Ted Olson and Chad Griffin over the countless activists who had allowed the issue to “languish in obscurity” for years. No surprise there – but a clue […]

Jo Becker’s Troubling Travesty Of Gay History

Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, Chad Griffin. Here’s how the book begins – and I swear I’m not making this up: This is how a […]

Power List 2014: CHAD GRIFFIN

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

President, HRC, 40Since putting together the legal dream team that took down Prop 8, Griffin has directed HRC in its efforts to remove barriers for transgender service members and battling Jim Crow-style antigay legislation in Kansas, Ohio, and Arizona. A growing international focus will galvanize equality efforts in Nigeria, Uganda, and Russia.Return to Complete List read more

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