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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.

New Coalitions for Some? Or for All?

NATIONAL | By Caleb Rainey | Jun 14
When men like Griffin and the people who belong to this "new coalition" attain their marriage equality rights, will they still be in the fight? Or will we see them and their funding disappear as so many of us still struggle?

Murray, Israel Introduce Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 16
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in credit and lending.

Judy Shepard Carries Her Son's Torch

NATIONAL | By Norm Kent | May 2
In a unique and milestone event designed to unite the South Florida LGBT community. Stuart Milk will present the Harvey Milk Honors Medal to Judy Shepard.

Black History: Black Leaders Who Support Us

CELEBRITIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 28
The African American community has often been accused of not supporting LGBT equality. These claims may have been greatly exaggerated. Many leaders and celebrities from with the Black community have in fact been staunch LGBT allies.

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