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Young Activist Forms AIDS Campaign

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Apr 11
"My biggest thing is fighting back against stigma," said Darr. "So many people are lacking knowledge about HIV and let's face it, sex education in schools is controversial."

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 17
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

Johnny Weir Calls LGBT Activists ’Idiots’

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
Olympic skater Johnny Weir defends his anti-boycott stance concerning the 2014 Sochi Games, calling out ineffective activists, who he says will make it harder for LGBT Russians when the Olympics are over.

Black Gay Activism and the Fight Against AIDS

HIV/AIDS | By Marcus Scott | Dec 3
In its second year, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem expands dialogue on the pivotal conversation of sexuality in a post HIV/AIDS epidemic America.

ACT UP and Queer Nation Confront Russian Vodka Company at Manhattan Club

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 21
Five members of ACT UP and Queer Nation disrupted the September 19 finale of the Most Original Stoli Guy Competition at Marquee NY, chanting "Dump Stoli Now," "Russia Kills Gays" and "Boycott Sochi."

GLBT Leaders Gather Outside NYC for Annual Summit

NATIONAL | By Frank Eltman | Sep 18
Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths are putting an emphasis on those living in suburban and rural communities at a national leadership summit being held this week outside New York City.

ACT UP Reunites To Celebrate History

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 15
Twenty-six years after the founding of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, current and former members will gather to celebrate achievements.

Czech President Settles Dispute Over Gay Rights

INTERNATIONAL | May 22
The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.

Meredith Baxter to Keynote Nation’s Largest Black-Tie LGBT Fundraiser

FASHION | Oct 4
Meredith Baxter, acclaimed actress, producer and advocate for women’s and human rights and breast cancer research, will keynote the 31st annual Black Tie Dinner.

AT&T Champions Diversity in Fight for Inclusion in Boys Scouts

FAMILY | By Conswella Bennett | Jul 9
Three months ago, Ohio lesbian mother Jennifer Tyrell took on the Boys Scouts of America’s attempt to push her out as a den mother. Now, leaders at AT&T have lent their voice and support to encourage BSA not to discriminate.

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