Courage Campaign has a long record of success on LGBT equality including marriage equality; saving lives by banning so-called “conversion” therapy for California minors; passing the FAIR Education Act to include LGBT civil rights in California educational curricula; ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; the “Breakthrough Conversations Project”, a groundbreaking education and research effort generously supported by the Haas, Jr. Fund; working to end California tax loopholes for youth groups that discriminate like the Boy Scouts; and ending the Defense of Marriage Act.
6 states -- including Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Texas -- think they are above the law of the land and are refusing to allow same-sex married couples in the National Guard to register for spousal benefits despite a federal mandate. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered “immediate action” for these states to comply with the law, but so far they are not backing down. He's on our side, but now we need to make him finish the job.
Speaker Boehner: Don’t stand in the way of equal employment for LGBT Americans. Allow a vote on ENDA.
Did you know you can still be fired for being gay in 29 states and for being transgender in 33 states? The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. ENDA just passed the Senate with a bipartisan majority and Speaker Boehner at least needs to allow an up-or-down vote in the House of Representatives, even if he doesn't support the bill himself.
We need your input before we gear up to take on the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)’s latest and most regressive attack against our transgender youth in California. They are currently gathering signatures for a 2014 ballot measure. If we’re going to act, we need to act now. As a member-driven organization, Courage Campaign must consult with our members before taking an official position on ballot measures. We need 60% of our members to agree with our staff recommendation.
Is Visa's support for LGBT rights real or just a marketing scheme? Tell them to use their influence as a major Olympic sponsor and speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.
On March 18th, 46 Courage members are going to put their bodies on the line and run the Los Angeles Marathon to raise money for Courage's LGBT rights work. Can you help Team Courage get over the finish line, and sponsor a runner with a tax-deductible donation to fund our work for full LGBT equality?
California may end tax breaks for anti-gay Boy Scouts, but not without public support. SIGN and tell your representative to pass legislation now.
Now that marriage is legal in 3 additional states, we need to Dump DOMA so these impending newlyweds have the 1,138 federal rights they deserve. Sign up for our campaign!
Courage Campaign is proud to partner with 14 other organizations in California to launch an exciting new project that will test-drive new messages to change hearts and minds on LGBT equality. Our coalition has convened four trainings across the state; sign up for one to participate in this unique project!
In the last month, over 100 members have signed up as monthly donors to help Dump DOMA for as little as $5/month. Join them and you'll receive this free Dump DOMA button!
The same crowd who passed Prop 8 are now trying to erase LGBT people from the history books. Sign up to protect the FAIR Education Act!
After over 25,000 Courage Campaign members took action following the anti-gay comments from world-renowned boxer and Philippines Congressman Manny Pacquiao, he issued an apology and noted that gay people are "born that way," while his rival Floyd Mayweather came out for marriage equality in a remarkable turn of events. Click to read more on what happened and why it matters.Read More
The blogging team at the #1 website for coverage of the Prop 8 and DOMA trials is preparing to attend the Supreme Court hearings, but needs your help to get to DC. Chip in to help cover travel expenses!
Attend rallies for respect, dignity, and equality in DC and across the country as the Supreme Court prepares to hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases!
Courage Campaign's LA Marathon team is raising $30,000 to fund our work ensuring a victory in the Prop 8 and DOMA hearings at the Supreme Court in late March. Help get their backs with a contribution!
Fund our March fights and enter for a chance to win airfare and two nights' at the Ritz in Toronto!
A group of elected officials, organizations, and activists are mounting a campaign to rename San Francisco's airport as "Harvey Milk SFO". Do you think Courage Campaign should support and get involved in the push to rename
Sign our thank you letter to 49ers CEO York and Coach Harbaugh for taking a stand against homophobia on their team!