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LGBT History Month profile: Singer, songwriter Tracy Chapman

Equality Forum | Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman is a multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. Two of her songs have reached the Top 10 on the BillboardHot 100 chart, and her first No. 1 hit, “Fast Car,” was named one of the best songs of all time by Rolling Stone.

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Laramie, Wyoming, 15 years later: Reflections and looking forward

| Sunday, October 13, 2013
Matthew Shepard
As the sun sets on the Wyoming prairie and draws shadows into the neighboring foothills just west of the west, Jim Osborn opens the back door to let the dog outside and reflects on the October week that not only marks the annual global "Coming Out" day, but also the anniversary of the murder of his friend Matthew Shepard.

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LGBT History Month profile: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 12, 2013
Willa Cather was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the most prominent American writers of the early 20th century. She is best known for her novels “O Pioneers!” and “My Antonia.”

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For Matthew Shepard and countless others, the work to erase hate continues

| Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fifteen years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, two men lured Matthew Wayne Shepard, a 21-year old college freshman at the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie. He was kidnapped, robbed, brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left die on the cold Wyoming prairie...

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LGBT History Month profile: Human rights activist Mandy Carter

Equality Forum | Friday, October 11, 2013
Mandy Carter describes herself as an “out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist.” She has been advocating for human rights for more than 45 years.

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U.S. Postal Service to issue stamp commemorating Harvey Milk

| Friday, October 11, 2013
The United States Postal Service will issue a stamp in honor of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Foundation announced Thursday.

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Today is National Coming Out Day

| Friday, October 11, 2013
Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day -- the internationally observed day to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and LGBT civil rights movement.

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LGBT History Month profile: Transgender author Patrick Califia

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 10, 2013
Patrick Califia is a transgender author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His writings explore sexuality and gender identity, and have included lesbian erotica and works about BDSM subculture.

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LGBT History Month profile: Photographer, documentarian Joan Biren

Equality Forum | Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Joan Biren
Joan Biren is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker who chronicles gay life. Her photographs are on display in the Library of Congress.

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LGBT History Month profile: Holocaust survivor Gad Beck

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Gad Beck
Gad Beck was a Holocaust survivor who helped gays and Jews escape the Nazis. He was born in Berlin to a Jewish father and a Protestant mother who converted to Judaism. In 1943, Beck and his father were seized by the Nazis.

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