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Australia's 78ers Receive Official Apology

NATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Mar 6
It's been 38 years coming, but participants of Sydney's first Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade received an official apology from New South Wales members of parliament.

Logo Network to Honor Gay Rights Leaders

NATIONAL | By David Bauder | May 21
The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree.

Harvey Milk SFO Terminal Idea Remains Grounded

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18
The plan to name a terminal at San Francisco International Airport in honor of the city’s first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, remains grounded a year after initially being proposed.

Report: Milk Stamp Set for 2014

CULTURE | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 25
The United States Postal Service will reportedly release a stamp featuring the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk in 2014. It would mark the first time a stamp has been issued specifically to honor an LGBT person.

Vt. Marriage Equality Champion Nominated for State Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19
The governor of Vermont has nominated a lawyer who helped bring civil unions to the state in 2000 and then, nine years later, helped usher in the state’s granting of marriage equality for gay and lesbian families.

Post-DADT, Gay Troops Burst Out of the Shadows

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15
It’s been less than a month since the final repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’ Tell," the law that forced gay and lesbian servicemembers into the closet starting in 1993. But already, the nation’s out, proud patriots are making themselves known as leaders.

Head of Equality California Stepping Down

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 11
GLBT advocacy group Equality California is losing its Executive Director for the second time in less than a year.

LGBT Equality Champion Paula L. Ettelbrick Dies

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7
Longtime champion of GLBT equality Paula L. Ettelbrick passed away on Oct. 7 from cancer-related causes at age 56.

Obama’s Gay Fundraiser in Chief

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5
President Obama has come into criticism from GLBT leaders for what some perceive to be a slow pace in implementing the reforms geared toward greater legal equality for gays that Obama promised as a candidate.

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