Welcome to the Mitt Gets Worse Project! American Bridge 21st Century and Courage Campaign Super PAC have partnered to launch this oral history project and rapid response campaign that aims to educate voters about Mitt Romney’s extreme anti-LGBT agenda.
Romney has earned a reputation as a flip-flopper — changing his positions in whatever direction advances his career. But when it comes to LGBT issues, there’s one thing you can always count on: Mitt Gets Worse.
Year after year, Mitt has moved further and further toward the extreme right. The Mitt Gets Worse campaign is an oral history of Mitt Romney’s efforts to diminish the rights and the freedoms of LGBT Americans, told by supporters, activists, and LGBT advocates that have personally been impacted by Mitt’s anti-equality agenda.
Over the next few weeks, the campaign will be releasing first person accounts of LGBT activists and organizers who have played key roles in this fight.
This morning the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Below is a statement from Mitt Gets Worse on their endorsement and a video on the Log Cabin Republicans from Rep. Barney Frank. Today’s endorsement shows that Log Cabin Republicans are a right-wing conservative organization that happens to have gay staff, rather than an organization dedicated [...]
Grace Sterling-Stowell serves as executive director of BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth), with which she has been involved since it began in 1980, becoming executive director in 1997. She also helped found the Healthy Boston Coalition for GLBT Youth and the National Advocacy Coalition on Youth and Sexual Orientation. In 2007, Grace became Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College.
Arthur Lipkin, Ed.D., is Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth. He taught the first course on GLBT school issues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, directed the Safe Colleges Program of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, the state Project for the Integration of Gay & Lesbian Youth Issues in School Personnel Certification Programs, and Project 10 East at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He is also the author of Beyond Diversity Day: A Q & A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) and Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools (Westview Press, 1999) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Youth. Arthur and his partner were fourth in line to be married shortly after 12:01 AM on May 17, 2004 when marriage for same-sex couples became legal in Massachusetts. He also taught in the Cambridge Public Schools for 20 years.
Sue Hyde is one of the most veteran organizers and activists in the Massachusetts LGBT equality community, having worked to secure marriage equality, repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and sodomy laws, and secure civil rights for all LGBT couples and their families. In 2004, she and her wife of over 25 years became the second couple to be legally married in the country when they wed shortly after 12:01 AM at the Cambridge City Hall on May 17th. Sue currently directs the annual Creating Change conference with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.