Simpson, George


George True Simpson is the eCommunications Associate at Equality California and blogs at The California Ripple Effect. Interests include any and all internet fads/trends/memes and harnessing the extraordinary potential of online organizing to advocate for justice and progressive change. In his truncated free time he enjoys the cinema, the city of Los Angeles and studying foreign languages.

National Organization for Marriage is back in California

By George Simpson
Equality California

This morning the anti-LGBT National Organization for (straight only) Marriage launched an aggressive attack on pro-equality, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell in California. They’ve promised to spend a half million dollars to try to ensure that an anti-equality Republican wins the primary!

Well, we won’t let NOM buy California, or turn back the progress we’ve made electing pro-LGBT candidates. Our rights are on the line. We must fight back. EQCA’s Political Action Committee is ramping up its work this year and will be helping to elect 100 percent pro-equality candidates.

Leaders respond to 1st Openly Gay California Speaker of the Assembly - John A. Pérez

By George Simpson
Equality California

Monday marked a historic milestone as Assemblymember John A. Pérez becomes California’s first openly gay Speaker of the Assembly.

Read on after the jump for statements from movement leaders Geoff Kors of Equality California, Jarrett Barrios from GLAAD, Rea Carey from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and fellow out Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.