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In Remembrance: The Life of Gay Civil Rights Icon Bayard Rustin  (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987)

In Remembrance: The Life of Gay Civil Rights Icon Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987)

Share this:   Bayard Taylor Rustin was born in West Chester, Pa., March 17, 1912. He had no relationship with his father, and his 16-year-old mother, Florence, was so young he thought she was his sister. From his grandparents, Janifer and Julia Rustin,...
The White House Stonewalls The Community Again On The LGBT Fed Contractor ENDA Executive Order

The White House Stonewalls The Community Again On The LGBT Fed Contractor ENDA Executive Order

Share this:Earlier this week in an interview on Huffington Post Vice President Joe Biden said he didn’t see any downside in the President issuing an executive order  on LGBT workplace discrimination for federal contractors but said that the White...
Small Kentucky Town Wages Dirty War With Itself Over LGBT Fairness Ordinance

Small Kentucky Town Wages Dirty War With Itself Over LGBT Fairness Ordinance

Share this: Currently the state of Kentucky now has only six cities that extend legal protections to their LGBT citizens: Covington, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Vicco, and most recently, Morehead. While “Fairness Ordinances” are being...
Today In Gay History October 10: Trans Union Soilder, Newsweek’s Queer People and OUTRAGE

Today In Gay History October 10: Trans Union Soilder, Newsweek’s Queer People and OUTRAGE

Share this: 1915: Albert D. J. Cashier (born Jennie Irene Hodgers, was an Irish-born immigrant who served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Cashier returned to Belvidere, Illinois for a time where he lived as a...
It Ain’t Over Yet.  Many More LGBT Related Cases Headed To The Supreme Court

It Ain’t Over Yet. Many More LGBT Related Cases Headed To The Supreme Court

Share this: Earlier this week the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal made by Virgina’s bigoted Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the case of McDonald v. Moose, which involved Virginia’s sodomy law ending The Cooch’s puritan...
Don’t Like The Gay Scene? Too Bad Cause You’re A Part Of It Anyway

Don’t Like The Gay Scene? Too Bad Cause You’re A Part Of It Anyway

Share this: We are a community. We are diverse with our own styles music preferences and goals. We want to be treated as an individual being that has different aspirations and dreams and driving force that gets us out of bed each morning. We may not all...
Gay Russian Activist “Let Down” By Meeting With President Obama – Video

Gay Russian Activist “Let Down” By Meeting With President Obama – Video

Share this: Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT Network has publicly stated that he felt underwhelmed and “let down” with the recent meeting of President Obama concerning the persecution that LGBT Russians are experiencing under Vladimir Putin’s...
Despite Fierce Opposition Frankfort, KY Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Despite Fierce Opposition Frankfort, KY Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Share this: Despite fierce opposition by GOP lawmakers and the religious right, Frankfort, KY City Commission voted 3 to 2 on Thursday morning in favor of including sexual orientation in the local non-discrimination ordinance.  It outlaws discrimination...
Russia’s Interior Minister Confirms Anti-Gay Laws Will Be Enforced At 2014 Sochi Olympics

Russia’s Interior Minister Confirms Anti-Gay Laws Will Be Enforced At 2014 Sochi Olympics

Share this: Russia’s Interior Ministry seems to have confirmed that the nation’s draconian anti-gay laws will in fact be enforced during the twenty-second winter Olympiad. According to Ria Novosti: “Russia’s Interior Ministry,...
Bayard Rustin & Astronaut Sally Ride To Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom Posthumously

Bayard Rustin & Astronaut Sally Ride To Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom Posthumously

Share this: Civil right activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March On Washington, and astronaut Sally Ride,will be among the recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal Of Freedom awards, the highest honor given to any civilian. Via press...
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