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French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday May 22, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
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’

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Oct 11, 2013
Gay rights activists were arrested in Moscow for a street propaganda action.

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

By EDGE | Thursday Oct 10, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Oct 7, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
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?

By Michael Cox | Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
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.

Raising Arizona

By William Kapfer | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Arizona has lately been acquiring a reputation as a right wing, out-of-touch backwater. People have reached this conclusion largely due to nationwide coverage of some of the more backward political personalities like Gov. Jan Brewer & Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Washington Levies Huge "Opportunity to Dance" Tax on Gay Clubs

By Shaun Knittel | Friday Apr 19, 2013
Washington state is cracking down on a so-called "dance tax," auditing Seattle nightclubs and levying a huge bill for what some see as an arbitrary tax on dancing in clubs.