Sylvia Rivera – Transgender Activist

Every week day in June, EQUAL! is posting information on a LGBT icon. Today’s LGBTAM icon is Sylvia Rivera. Civil rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera was one of the instigators of the Stonewall uprising, an event that helped launch the modern gay rights movement. “I’m not missing a minute of this, it’s the revolution!” Seventeen-year-old drag …

Anthony Romero – President, ACLU

Each day in June, EQUAL! is profiling a LGBT person who has made a differenece to society. Today’s icon is Anthony Romero. Anthony Romero is the first openly gay person and the first Latino to become executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the nation’s largest public-interest law firm. Romero was raised in …

Bertrand Delanoë – Mayor of Paris

June is LGBT Awareness Month. Each day in June, EQUAL! will share information about a LGBT icon. In 2001 when Bertrand Delanoë was elected mayor of Paris, the city became the world’s largest to have an openly gay mayor. In March 2008, he won reelection. Delanoë grew up in Tunisia, a French colony at the …

Les invites du mois de juin : Collectif Homoboulot, EQUAL!, HomoSFèRe, HP Pride, Mobilisnoo

Here is a forward of the invitation by the French “Direction de la Communication”   Dans le cadre de notre  cycle de conférences mensuel, nous vous invitons à rencontrer Thierry Hochart (Alcatel-Lucent), Philippe Chauliaguet (Homoboulot), Julien  Girard (SFR), Patrick Lagnier (HP) et Jean-René Dedieu  (Orange) le lundi 14 juin 2010 à partir de 13h en …

Urvashi Vaid – Attorney, Activist

Urvashi Vaid is an attorney, author, activist and the executive director of the Arcus Foundation. Vaid was born in New Delhi, India. In 1966, her family moved to Potsdam, New York, where her father taught at the state university. Vaid’s interest in politics began at the age of 11 at an anti-war protest.  In 1979, …

Contribute to Gay-a-pedia

Please join members of EQUAL! in an open Q&A session regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender issues and experiences. The live Q&A session will happen on June 16th at 12:00 – 1:00 EDTConference Bridge: 800-771-8734, Code 5657678For instant messages during the live session, do “IM-connect” through Microsoft Office Communicator with Kelley Neal. We are promoting …

Transgender Issues in the Workplace

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month. EQUAL!, one of Alcatel-Lucent’s seven employee business partners, is planning activities to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT communities and raise awareness of the issues faced both within and outside the workplace that impact the lives of employees, friends or family members who are gay, …

Michel Foucault – French Philosopher

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, sociologist and educator who had a profound impact on academic thought. Foucault is best known for his critical studies of psychiatry, the prison system and human sexuality. Foucault was born Paul-Michel Foucault in Poitiers, France, the son of a prominent surgeon. He graduated from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure, …

Tammy Baldwin – US Congresswoman

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first out lesbian elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As of 2009, she is one of three openly gay members and the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to Congress. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Baldwin was raised by her mother and maternal grandparents. She graduated from high school at the top …