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Police Demonstrations Inspire New Protest Songs

MUSIC | By Lisa Leff | Dec 12
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

LOCAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | May 22
As part of the ’Lift the Skirt’ campaign to support gender equality, male students and teachers of 27 public schools in France wore skirts on May 16 to protest sexism, creating controversy throughout the city.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 3
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.

Activists Say "Nyet" to NBC Olympics with Today Show Protest

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 17
Gay activists from Queer Nation flocked to midtown Manhattan on the morning of Jan. 16 to protest NBC’s sponsorship of the Olympics and to urge them to report on the Russian government’s attacks on gays.

Video: LGBT Activists Arrested in Moscow for ’Gay Propaganda’

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 11
Gay rights activists were arrested in Moscow for a street propaganda action.

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? :: Practice Homophobia

CULTURE | By EDGE | Oct 10
As the old joke goes "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!" Practice homophobia, according to activist group Queer Nation that plans to protest the famed concert hall tonight over the appearance of ardent Putin supporter, conductor Valery Gergiev.

"AIDS Is Not History" Says ACT UP In Die-In at NYC Public Library

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 7
Activists from ACT UP New York registered their disapproval with the New York Public Library’s exhibition on AIDS activism with an Oct. 4 die-in.

100 Women Arrested For Protesting Inaction on Immigration Reform

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
One hundred women, plus more than 20 undocumented immigrants, were arrested in Washington, DC on Sept. 12 for protesting the House of Representatives inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

How Will Russian Authorities Deal with a Same-Sex Kiss?

INTERNATIONAL | By Michael Cox | Aug 20
How will Russian authorities deal with a same-sex kiss between two female Russian athletes who kissed on the winner’s podium at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow? Many wonder if the kiss was a protest or another misunderstanding.

Glittering: Trendy New Tactic for Some Activists

FASHION | By David Crary | Jun 23
So far, three Republican presidential candidates - Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann - have been targeted by the so-called glitterati, primarily because of their opposition to various gay-rights causes.

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