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Gay rights activists plan protest outside NYSE in response to ‘Russia Day’

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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NEW YORK -- In the latest in a series of ongoing, high-profile demonstrations against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, activist group Queer Nation will protest outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday while Russian government officials at the Exchange ring the closing bell.

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Foes of Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law ponder new tactics

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kostas Tsironis, APGay activists kiss during a protest at the steps of the Acropolis' museum during an event Oct. 5 ahead of the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame, in Athens.
NEW YORK -- The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

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Masked thugs invade Russian LGBT activist meeting, one victim may lose eye

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia -- Using baseball bats and air-pellet guns, a group of masked thugs forced their way into a meeting of LGBT equality rights activists Sunday, attacking those in attendance.

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LGBT History Month profile: Filmaker, poet, activist Marlon Riggs

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Marlon Riggs was a filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist. He examined race and sexuality in his documentaries for which he received an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

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LGBT History Month profile: South African activist Simon Nkoli

Equality Forum | Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Simon Nkoli was a South African anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist. He is recognized as the founder of South Africa’s black gay movement.

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LGBT History Month profile: Activist, ‘Mother of Pride’ Brenda Howard

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Brenda Howard was an LGBT activist. She organized the first Pride parade and is known as the “Mother of Pride.” Born in the Bronx, Howard was raised on Long Island. In the 1960s, she became involved in the anti-war and feminist movements.

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LGBT History Month profile: Historian and playwright Martin Duberman

Equality Forum | Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Martin Duberman is a historian, a playwright, an LGBT activist and the founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School. He is an acclaimed author of more than 20 books.

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LGBT History Month profile: Human rights activist Mandy Carter

Equality Forum | Friday, October 11, 2013
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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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LGBT History Month profile: Activist and author Joseph Beam

Equality Forum | Monday, October 7, 2013
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Joseph Beam was a gay rights activist who helped build a black LGBT community in the 1980s. He was the editor of “In the Life,” the first collection of nonfiction works by and about black gay men.

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LGBT History Month profile: Danish gay rights activist Axel Axgil

Equality Forum | Saturday, October 5, 2013
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Axel Axgil was a Danish gay activist and cofounder of Europe’s first gay rights organization. After Denmark became the first nation to legalize same-sex domestic partnerships, he and his partner Eigil Eskildsen were the first couple to register.

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