The blog Different Struggle, Same Fight is an extension of the limited-edition book Truth in Progress: Letters in Mixed Company (EmnM Press, 2007) by Gil Caldwell and Marilyn Bennett (see About Authors). It is also part of a new three-year multi-media educational project, Truth in Progress, created to promote cross-cultural understanding around issues of race, sexual orientation, and religion. It will include a soon-to-be-launched interactive web site with film clips of interviews of activists and community leaders in cities significant to the Black Civil Rights and LGBT Rights Movement. A feature length documentary will be released in 2013.
For now, through conversations between Gil and Marilyn and the comments of its readers, the blog poses the following question:
Can the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights Movement be compared to the Black Civil Rights Movement? Is it really the same struggle and same fight, gay or straight, black or white?
WANT TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT?
The Montana Human Rights Network (http://www.mhrn.org/) is serving as the fiscal agent for the project. If you would like to support Truth in Progress with a $100 or more tax-deductible gift, your contribution can be made through them.
Please make checks payable to Montana Human Rights Network, note on the memo line “Truth in Progress,” and mail to the network at P.O. Box 1222, Helena, MT 59624. You will receive a letter for your tax-filing purposes. Please let me know that you have sent them a donation so I can have them watch for it.
Donations for less than $100 won’t be tax-deductible but will go directly to funding the project. Please make checks payable to Truth in Progress and mail to Marilyn Bennett at 1039 Butte Ave, Helena, MT 59061
Have extra airline miles? Travel costs will be a big expense of the project. Donations of air miles would be a significant contribution to the project’s success. Please contact us for more information on how you can be involved in this exciting, relevant, and much-needed web presence and film.