Entries by Brad Delaney

My name is Roddy. This is my story.

From a very young age, when I was around six years old or so, I knew there was something unique about me. I just didn’t know what. While other boys were into cars, trucks, play fighting and all things dirt I preferred Barbie, music, and the theatre. As I got a little bit older, and […]

Bravo! Nevada Passes Ban on Conversion Therapy

Nevada passed a ban on conversion therapy yesterday and today Nevada’s Governor signed that legislation. Conversion therapy is an attempt by “therapists” or religious leaders to change a person’s sexual orientation – although it does more damage than good. Senate Bill 201, sponsored by Sen. David Parks, Las Vegas, would make it illegal for licensed […]

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge of California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy

The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected a California Christian minister’s challenge to California’s ban on conversion therapy. The Pastor challenged the law with an assertion that it violates religious rights. For the third time in two years since it’s passage, the court let stand a lower court’s ruling that the law is constitutional […]

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) 829-0343 matt@equalitync.org Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride (704) 277-6710 x1 shane@campuspride.org Brad Delaney, One Million Kids for Equality (206) 429-5357 brad@onemillionkids.org 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 […]