Entries by Brad Delaney

Statement on Attack in Orlando

In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th a deranged gunman walked into Pulse Nightclub, an LGBTQ club in Orlando, Florida and opened fire on hundreds of bar patrons. It was latin night and many of the victims are young people of color. Our co-director and Board President, Brad Delaney had the following to say […]

Businesses Are Joining The Fight Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

Published in The Huffington Post. Companies are taking a stand against North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, which Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed on Wednesday. House Bill 2, approved by the state’s General Assembly in a special session, prevents cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. The law came in response […]

LGBTQ Organizations Call on Big Business in North Carolina to Oppose Legislature’s Attempt to Repeal Charlotte LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections.

  Charlotte, NC – A coalition of LGBTQ organizations led by Equality North Carolina, Campus Pride, and One Million Kids For Equality is calling on Bank of America, BB&T (Branch Bank & Trust), Burt’s Bees, and it’s parent company Clorox to oppose the North Carolina legislature’s attempt to repeal Charlotte’s recently passed city ordinance that […]

LGBTQ Organizations Call on Big Business in North Carolina to Oppose Legislature’s Attempt to Repeal Charlotte LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2016 Media Contact: Matt Hirschy, Equality North Carolina (919) [email protected] Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride (704) 277-6710 [email protected] Brad Delaney, One Million Kids for Equality (206) 429-5357 [email protected] Charlotte, NC – A coalition of LGBTQ organizations led by Equality North Carolina, Campus Pride, and One Million Kids For Equality is calling […]

Nike drops Pacquiao after anti-gay comments, other sponsors asked to follow suit Nike drops Pacquiao after anti-gay comments, other sponsors asked to follow suit

Published in Metro Weekly. Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s recent homophobic comments have landed him in serious hot water. During his campaign for election to the Philipines Senate, Pacquiao called gay people “worse than animals.” “If people then engage in male to male, female to female relations, then they are worse than animals,” the boxer said. He attempted […]

After Nike, pressure grows on Foot Locker and other sponsors to drop Manny Pacquiao

Published in Gay Star News. Sportswear brand Nike acted swiftly yesterday to distance itself from the controversy surrounding Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino boxer said earlier in the week that gay people were ‘worse than animals’. He subsequently apologized for any hurt his comments might have caused. Nike, which has sponsored him for just over eight […]

Pacquiao issues apology, faces backlash

Published in the Windy City Times. Boxer Manny Pacquiao issued what some are calling a weak apology after causing a storm by claiming gay people are “worse than animals,” The Daily Mail reported. The pugilist world champion made the comments in a television interview in the Philippines, where he is running for a senate seat […]

New online publication ProudYouth: For, by, and about youth

Published in the Windy City Times. Seattle, WA, September 30, 2015 — ProudYouth.com launched this morning offering LGBTQ and allied youth contributors an early introduction to journalism and an opportunity to elevate their voices around the issues that matter most in their lives. The publication will offer youth an opportunity to cover everything from advice […]