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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 Activists Send Pride Flag Into Space

INTERNATIONAL | By Rhuaridh Marr | Oct 1
LGBT equality group Planting Peace has completed an LGBT first, after launching a Pride flag 21 miles above the Earth's surface by attaching it to a weather balloon.

From the Ashes of Freedom to Marry, A New Group Emerges to Replace It

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | May 22
Even before the Supreme Court made its historic ruling clearing the way for marriage equality in all 50 states, one group was already looking ahead to the next fight.

CA Gov. Brown Signs Slate of GLBT Bills

NATIONAL | By Mathew S. Bajko | Oct 17
California will begin collecting LGBT demographic data and restrict how much insurers can charge for AIDS medications under laws signed this year by Governor Jerry Brown.

Turkish LGBT Activist Killed In Car Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By John McDonald | Sep 16
Boysan Yakar had enthusiasm, energy and ability. All important traits for an activist, particularly one advocating for human rights in a country hostile to the reality that LGBT people even exist.

Florida Legislators Push for Statewide LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

As cases show, real discrimination persists despite gains in some areas. Florida lawmakers are trying to change that and bring the state into line with 21st Century realities.

Actor And Activist James Lecesne Celebrates Difference

CELEBRITIES | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 1
"Trevor Project" co-founder James Lecesne is saying a lot these days. He's starring in his own thoughtful one-man show, "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," at New York's Westside Theatre.

LGBT State Groups Gather in Charlotte, NC for Nat'l Conference

NATIONAL | By Matt Comer | Jul 25
More than 200 LGBT activists and state-based advocacy leaders from across the U.S. have gathered in the Queen City this weekend for the Equality Federation's annual summer meeting.

National LGBT Leaders Endorse New Comprehensive Federal Equality Act

NATIONAL | By Matt Comer | Jul 23
Leaders representing LGBT state-based equality groups across the country and other national LGBT civil rights leaders today endorsed landmark, comprehensive federal legislation designed to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in a wide range of areas.

Frank Kameny Inducted Into Labor Department's Hall of Honor

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 28
Frank Kameny, the longtime LGBT rights activist credited with spearheading the fight that eventually allowed LGBT people to work for the federal government, was inducted into the Labor Department's Hall of Honor on June 23.

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