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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.

Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, Should Gays be Included?

INTERNATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Jul 5
A group of gay rights, religious, community and political organizations want "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to be included in the list of groups that are protected from discrimination.

Out of the Bars, Into the Streets

By Ian Maloney | Jun 28
Almost everyone, especially those of us in the LGBT community, have heard of The Stonewall Inn, and the Stonewall Riots that were the catalyst that sparked the gay rights movement as we know it today.

Attorney for Colo. Baker Calls Gay Sensitivity Training ’Vague,’ ’Lousy,’ ’Pointless’

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jun 5
The attorney representing the Colorado baker found guilty of violating the state’s civil rights law for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is calling the commissioned ordered sensitivity training sessions "lousy, vague and pointless."

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

History Shades Arkansas’ Gay Marriage Debate

57 years after federal troops escorted 9 black students into Little Rock’s Central High School as a white mob jeered, Arkansas again finds itself in the center of a debate over civil rights. This time, the issue is gay marriage.

History of Lesbian Avengers Chronicled in "Eating Fire"

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 27
Kelly Cogswell’s "Eating Fire" is one of the first in-depth memoirs of its kind to deal with the Lesbian Avengers, an organization that began in New York 20 years ago, and then spread to 60 chapters all over the U.S. and Canada.

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