Our exciting new public education project, The Breakthrough Conversation, is designed to identify and overcome the psychological, cultural and emotional triggers related to LGBT people and kids that drive down societal and political support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality--including the freedom to marry.
For decades, the LGBT civil rights movement has faced an unyielding barrier in its fight for equality. No matter the issue—safe schools, anti-discrimination law or marriage equality—opponents of equality have again and again used prejudicial and dehumanizing myths about LGBT people being a harm to kids and families as a weapon against us in schools, places of worship, the legislature, in the courts and at the ballot.
Our focus on this cutting-edge work--some of the most advanced in the movement to date--is critical because although our movement has made tremendous strides, we have also struggled to navigate these conversations and disarm our opponents of these tools. And until we do, we will not reach full equality and the gains we have made will remain tenuous.
Over the coming months we will develop an affirmative messaging strategy designed to finally overcome this barrier and put that messaging strategy to work on-the-ground through the development of diverse media tools, innovative organizing tactics and intensive trainings across the state of more than 300 leading activists to fundamentally reshape the way our movement communicates with “the moveable middle” on issues of LGBT Equality and identify tens of thousands of new supporters of full equality.
For more information about how you can be part of The Breakthrough Conversation contact Toni Broaddus firstname.lastname@example.org.