Focus on marriage obscures other concerns, LGBT activists say

07/19/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Employment discrimination, HIV/AIDS and transgender rights are being overshadowed by the push for marriage equality, some advocates say. AIDS activists, for instance, have noted that an alarming rise in new HIV infections among gay men has coincided with a decline in the amount of attention the issue receives from LGBT organizations. "No one thinks we spend enough time on their issues," said Fred Sainz, vice president at the Human Rights Campaign. "[T]hat's completely legitimate. We can and should do better for them," he said.

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