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May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday May 17, 2014
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

Black Gay Activism and the Fight Against AIDS

By Marcus Scott | Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
In its second year, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem expands dialogue on the pivotal conversation of sexuality in a post HIV/AIDS epidemic America.

Johnny Weir Calls LGBT Activists ’Idiots’

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
Olympic skater Johnny Weir defends his anti-boycott stance concerning the 2014 Sochi Games, calling out ineffective activists, who he says will make it harder for LGBT Russians when the Olympics are over.

ACT UP and Queer Nation Confront Russian Vodka Company at Manhattan Club

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Sep 21, 2013
Five members of ACT UP and Queer Nation disrupted the September 19 finale of the Most Original Stoli Guy Competition at Marquee NY, chanting "Dump Stoli Now," "Russia Kills Gays" and "Boycott Sochi."

GLBT Leaders Gather Outside NYC for Annual Summit

By Frank Eltman | Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths are putting an emphasis on those living in suburban and rural communities at a national leadership summit being held this week outside New York City.

ACT UP Reunites To Celebrate History

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jun 15, 2013
Twenty-six years after the founding of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, current and former members will gather to celebrate achievements.

Czech President Settles Dispute Over Gay Rights

Wednesday May 22, 2013
The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.

Trans Rights Top Maryland Activists’ ’’To-Do’’ List

By John Riley | Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
Maryland’s LGBT community leaders are hopeful that 2013 will be the year a gender-identity nondiscrimination bill finally passes the General Assembly.

GLLU Website Ceases

By John Riley | Monday Dec 3, 2012
An external website for the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) is no longer operating, prompting some local LGBT activists to question why the site was recently shut down without notice.

Meredith Baxter to Keynote Nation’s Largest Black-Tie LGBT Fundraiser

Thursday Oct 4, 2012
Meredith Baxter, acclaimed actress, producer and advocate for women’s and human rights and breast cancer research, will keynote the 31st annual Black Tie Dinner.