AV | LGBT Initiative

Building Inclusive Movements: The LGBT Initiative

About the Initiative

The LGBT rights movement has seen significant growth in recent years, most recently when the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. But as the movement grows, it is critical to acknowledge the diversity of the people who fall under this broad umbrella. From people in rural areas who lack support and resources (Out in the Silence), to faith communities who need tools to shift hateful rhetoric (Shelby Knox Redux), to communities of color who have been marginalized in the broader movement (The New Black), Active Voice worked with powerful stories to build a stronger, more inclusive LGBT movement that advances the rights of all.