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Previous to Stonewall: Early Actions in the LGBT Equality Fight

CULTURE | By Jeff Taylor | Oct 10
The following are just some of the sit-ins, protests and spontaneous acts of rebellion the happened before Stonewall and also stand as key moments where activists stood up and said enough is enough.

LGBT History Month: Before Stonewall, There Was Cooper Donuts

CULTURE | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 9
Sure, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City get all the glory, but ten years earlier there was a small, nearly forgotten uprising to which the movement's roots can also be traced: Cooper Donuts in Los Angeles.

How Emmett Till's Murder Revolutionized the Civil Rights Movement

CULTURE | Sep 30
One of the most-anticipated exhibits at The Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is a casket that carried the body of Emmett Till 61 years ago.

Forget the 'Suffering Olympics' - We're In This Together

POLITICS | By Jeff Taylor | Apr 17
We are all potential victims of discrimination. We all need to band together more than ever.

Black Leaders: Supreme Court Standoff a Civil Rights Issue

POLITICS | By Kathleen Hennessey | Feb 19
President Barack Obama's impending standoff with Republicans over filling a Supreme Court vacancy in the final months of his term is matter of civil rights and respect for the first African-American president, black leaders say.

Philly Celebrates its Gay Past

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | May 31
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of early GLBT civil rights demonstrations, the people of Philly are coming together in a big way.

Philadelphia Celebrates 50 Years of the LGBT Rights Movement

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | May 17
On July 4, 1965, the very first LGBT rights demonstrations in the United States were held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

NCLR's Kate Kendell Honors Gay Pioneer Barbara Gittings

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
The National Center for Lesbian Rights Kate Kendell will pay tribute to pioneer Barbara Gittings at the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 4 at Independence Hall.

'I Do' Is Just the Beginning

FAMILY | By Porter Gilberg | Feb 14
Whether single or coupled, as you make plans in honor of Cupid, remember that our ability to celebrate this "day of love" has not been without tremendous struggle for our local communities and beyond.

Sen. Merkley Announces Plans to Introduce LGBT Civil Rights Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Dec 12
Sen. Jeff Merkley formally announced Wednesday his intention to introduce a comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill in the next Congress.

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