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Blast from the Past: Day of Decision Protest 2009 Video

Day of Decision Protest Video – May 26, 2009 – San Francisco, CA

Footage from the May 26 march and rally in San Francisco protesting the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8.

Transcript:

Black Screen with words: May 26, 2009 San Francisco, CA

[Protestor sign: An injury to One is an injury to All. Fight Bigotry. Overturn 8]

United We Dream Demands Apology from HRC

Yesterday QUIP leader, Jerssay Arredondo, was asked by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to speak in front of thousands of people in front of the Supreme Court to repeal DOMA. Just before getting on stage he was told to not say he was Undocumented! —United We Dream

The YouTube auto transcription feature doesn’t do a good job of translating this video. We’ve provided a transcript below.

Imagine a World Without Hate

Video images/text:

* Newspaper with heading: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 84, Champions Immigration Reform:
* Anne Frank wins Nobel Prize for her 12th Novel
* Harvey Milk expands LGBT equality globally
* Daniel Pearl, 49, Journalist, wins Pulitzer for “Uncovering Al-Qaeda”
* James Byrd, Jr., 63, Japser, TX Resident Saves Young Girl from Burning Building
* Matthew Shepard, 36, Leads Anti-Bulling Coalition
* Yitzhak Rabin, 90, honored for nearly two decades of Israeli-Palestinian Peace

IF WE ALL STOOD UP to bigotry

WE COULD change history

IMAGINE A WORLD without hate

For 100 years the Anti-Defamation League has empowered millions to fight prejudice. Join us today.

 

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Hillary Clinton in Support of Marriage Equality

Video has English captions option.

Text for Blind/DeafBlind Visitors:

Tips for Organizations

Alison Aubrecht of the Facundo Element offers some great tips and things to be mindful of for those who lead and participate in organizations. In ASL with subtitles.

Hurwitz Mentions LGBT Community in State of the University Address

On February 19, 2013, Gallaudet President T. Alan Hurwitz delivered a State of the University address to the Gallaudet community.  In his address titled, “Open the Gates Wide: Diversity and Inclusion at Gallaudet”, Hurwitz became the first sitting Gallaudet president to mention the LGBT community in a State of the University address.  Here’s what he had to say about our community:

Angela Davis: “The Indivisibility of Justice”

Internationally renowned author, educator and social justice activist, Dr. Angela Davis, spoke to a standing room only crowd at Gallaudet University’s Elstad Auditorium on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

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MUTE: “Hearing Your Voice for the First Time”

A poem by Raymond Luczak, from the book MUTE.

“In this clip, I recall what it was like to use my hearing aids when calling a prospective date for the first time. This happened back in the late 1980s, way before the Internet thing came along. The talented songwriter Seth Pennington performs his song “Want” as a guitar instrumental.” — Raymond Luczak

 

Text transcript for Blind/DeafBlind users:

[Note: This poem is formatted differently in the print version.]

HEARING YOUR VOICE FOR THE FIRST TIME

When you called, I listened,
the line between us
taut, about to snap.
We were silent, our long distance
time ticking away.

I strained to understand
your utter- ances
with my hearing aids.

Who knew a voice
thick with want could sound so

thin?

You laughed nervously
at my weak one- liners.
My mind was stripped.

That night I dreamed
of you speaking

clearly,
the timbre of your voice
sun-lit in my hands.

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John Meletse – DEAF PROUD HIV+ GAY

John Meletse is Deaf gay black man from South Africa.  He was the first black Deaf South African to publicly come out as gay. A year later he was the first Deaf South African to disclose his HIV status. He shares his story in this video.  Video courtesy Open Society Foundations.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012

We wanted to share this powerful video with you on Transgender Day of Remembrance.  It’s not captioned, unfortunately.  We are, however, providing a transcript of Masen Davis speaking below. The rest of it is music.

Election Results: Marriage Equality Wins!

From the American Foundation for Equal Rights: This election brought us an amazing victory. It’s the best outcome we could possibly have hoped for. Until now, our opponents have kept pointing out that they’ve won every popular vote on marriage. But not anymore. With sixteen national surveys showing a majority of Americans support the freedom to marry, their winning streak is at an end. Captioned video.

Deaf Parents Support Their Daughter’s Right to Marry

Blast from the Past

On October 29, 2008, Samuel and Patricia Yates’ daughter, Noreen, legally married her same-sex partner, Lisa Marie in San Francisco. This is how they felt about it.

I Support My Sister’s Right to Love

Blast from the Past

Maureen Yates Burns shares her thoughts on her sister’s same-sex marriage. This was shot shortly after her sister, Noreen, married her partner Lisa Marie on October 29, 2008.

“Yes to Love” – A Mini Documentary

Blast from the Past

October 2008

Deaf Lesbian couple Lisa Marie Wilson and Noreen Yates legally marry in this mini-documentary that was shot on October 29, 2008 in San Francisco. The couple feared their marriage would be declared invalid if Proposition 8 passed in California on November 4th, 2008.

Google Supports Marriage Equality

This November, there are 4 states with marriage referendums on the ballot. Google employees show their support for marriage equality and urge you to add your voice, too. Closed Captioned.

Debunking NOM’s Bigotry/Biology Ad

American Foundation for Equal Rights debunks the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) new video full of the usual crazy claims. Closed captioned.

First Person: Why I Oppose Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment

By Susan Masters

On Nov. 6, 2012, Minnesotans will vote on whether to change our state’s constitution to limit marriage to one man/one woman. As a Christian and Lutheran pastor, I strongly oppose this effort. This video is in ASL and offered for Minnesota’s deaf community to consider.

 

Gallaudet’s SBG Updates Students on Chief Diversity Officer Situation

Gallaudet University’s Student Body Government shares the latest updates regarding to the Chief Diversity Officer situation.

Gallaudet’s Chief Diversity Officer Featured in Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

Gallaudet’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Angela McCaskill, is currently being featured in an anti-gay marriage ad being shown on local broadcast channels in Maryland. The ad, shown above, was created by the anti-gay marriage group Maryland Marriage Alliance.

Maryland Marriage Alliance obtained images and videos of Dr. McCaskill from Gallaudet University’s website. Gallaudet is working to get the ad removed citing materials are intellectual property and copyrighted. The images and videos were used without Gallaudet’s permission. 

Marriage News Watch (Captioned)

An anti-gay ad in Washington is re-using discredited misinformation from other states. We’ll have a side-by-side comparison. New polling shows us with a healthy lead in several states, but some of the numbers don’t quite add up. And new protections from the Obama administration could save LGBT couples from forced deportation. — American Foundation for Equal Rights

Coming Out…

An awesome video from Lauren Hostovsky and Marisa Mills.

Marriage Equality & Gallaudet University’s Chief Diversity Officer

A great video from Alison Aubrecht of the Facundo Element.

“Facundo Element joins others in calls for a public apology from the Chief Diversity Officer at Gallaudet University for her decision to sign a petition that was sponsored by those who want to remove civil rights of LGBT individuals, specifically the right to marry. We also stand in support of Marriage Equality and encourage all to vote in favor of it on November 6th. Make sure you read the ballot questions carefully! (In Minnesota, the question is “Marriage is for one man and one woman,” so you want to vote NO in Minnesota.)”

Vote NO on Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Check out this awesome vlog from Barry Segal urging Minnesota voters to vote NO on the proposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment. Learn more about this Amendment.

It Gets Better in ASL: Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority

This video was produced by the Collegiate Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority Sisters at Gallaudet University.

Our Stories: Ace Gilliam

This captioned video, featuring Deaf Gay Ace Gilliam, is part of the “I’m from Driftwood” series of stories by LGBTQ people.

After watching the video, we tracked down Ace for a mini-interview. He’s now 21 and still calls Las Vegas home.

Planet DeafQueer: Tell us a little bit about how you came to participate in this video project. 

New Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator at DC Center

Adrienne, a Gallaudet University intern, is the new Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator at the DC Center in Washington, DC.  She also works with DC GenderQueer and is co-facilitator of OutToQuit.

West Hollywood: 10th Annual House of Blues GLAD Benefit

Ken Paves (yes, he knows ASL!) invites you to the 10th Annual House of Blues GLAD benefit taking place on September 30, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.  Learn more.

Deaf / Hearing Couples Conference Proposed

Juan Bernal from Chicago, IL wants to know what you think of the idea of having a deaf/hearing couples conference in the near future.

Support Jade’s Latest Film

African-American Deaf Lesbian filmmaker Jade Bryan is seeking your support for her latest work, The Double Life of Zhane Rain. The film (which has yet to be produced) is about a young high school girl who suffers from a brain injury.

Jade is seeking $100,000 in funds to produce the film. Head over to Indiegogo to make a donation.

SEXXXHIBITION – Washington, DC – 09/07/2012

SEXXHIBITION
The Private Edition

Don’t miss it!

It’s Time

It’s time to end marriage discrimination. This beautiful marriage equality ad was produced by Get Up! Action for Australia.

Check out Cesar Ayala’s Deaf Queer version of it (with a twist!).

Austin Unbound Documentary

From the age of three, Austin knew that his female anatomy did not fit him. In middle school, he changed his name and began to dress as a boy. His family thought it was a phase, but he persisted. Now he will get surgery so he can breathe freely and finally, swim in public. Austin Unbound is a documentary about a man who is deaf and trans. 

A Love Letter

Don’t you wish you had a boyfriend like this?