ABC: What Would you do?

What would you do if you witnessed a parent berating their child in public for being gay?

have a response, send an e-mail to gamit-discuss@mit.edu and starte a conversation.

GaMIT Meeting September 16, 2010

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Tell Your Senators: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In days, the Senate will consider repealing the discriminatory Don't Ask, Don't Tell law. As Americans committed to treating each other with diginity and respect, now is the time to act. Send a letter to your Senators urging them to vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Harvard Male Undergrad Victim of Hate Crime

A male Harvard undergraduate was the victim of a hate crime and robbery on Sunday, according to a Harvard University Police Department crime report released yesterday.

Florida governor issues position paper on LBGT rights

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent, has issued a position paper outlining his support for civil unions for same-sex couples, adoption rights for gays and lesbians, and ending the military ban on openly gay troops, among other issues. Nadine Smith of Equality Florida praised Crist, saying, "This is the furthest a sitting Florida governor has ever gone in publicly supporting [gay rights] issues." But Crist's Democratic opponent, Rep. Kendrick Meek, called Crist a flip-flopper, pointing out that Crist used anti-LGBT rhetoric in during his gubernatorial campaign in 2006.

Lady Gaga urges military polidy repeal at awards show

Pop superstar and LGBT rights advocate Lady Gaga arrived at MTV's Video Music Awards this weekend flanked by former members of the military who were discharged under the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. The singer's website directs visitors to contact senators and urge them to vote to repeal the policy.

Gay Saudi diplomat seeks political asylum in U.S.

An openly gay diplomat who served in the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles is requesting political asylum in the U.S. after being fired from his job. Ali Ahmad Asseri said he was terminated after Saudi officials discovered he is both gay and friends with a Jewish woman. "My life is in a great danger here and if I go back to Saudi Arabia, they will kill me openly in broad daylight," Asseri told NBC News