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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
Harvey Milk
Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated by gay rights advocates worldwide.

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Vernita Gray, gay rights activist and among the first to marry in Ill., has died

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Charles Rex Arbogast, APVernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert, smile after their wedding ceremony in Chicago on November 27, 2013. They were the first couple to be married after the gay marriage law was signed by the governor.
CHICAGO -- A gay rights activist, who was one half of the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, has died at age 65. Family friend Jim Bennett says Vernita Gray died late Tuesday of cancer at the same Chicago home where she married Patricia Ewert in late November.

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Remembering Larry King

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lawrence King, murdered Feb 12, 2008.
Today I remember Larry King, who was killed six years ago. On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, 14-year old Brandon McInerney brought a gun to E.O. Green Junior High School, stood up in the middle of class and shot 15 year-old Larry King twice in the back of the head. A few days later Larry was taken off of life support. Like so many other LGBT youth of color, Larry spent his life navigating violent and unsupportive foster care and educational institutions...

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Catholic priest once condemned by Vatican for his ministry to gays dies

| Thursday, January 2, 2014
Rev. Robert Nugent
BALTIMORE — A Roman Catholic priest who was censured by the Vatican for his ministry to gays and lesbians has died.

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Obama eulogizes Mandela: ‘You can make his life’s work your own’

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Matt Dunham, APPresident Barack Obama speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.

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Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at age 95

| Thursday, December 5, 2013
Mandela
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.

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Plaintiff in N.M. same-sex marriage lawsuit loses battle with brain cancer

| Monday, November 11, 2013
ACLU New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Jennifer Neuman-Roper, one of the plaintiffs in the ACLU lawsuit seeking marriage equality in New Mexico, died on Friday of advanced cancer. She was 44.

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Ill. lawmaker: Son would be proud I voted for gay marriage in his final hours

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Naomi Jakobsson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the state capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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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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A gay dad mourns the loss of Joe Bell, killed in the line of duty of being a dad

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
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“Making headway, one step at a time.” This was the last communication from Joe Bell on his epic quest to walk across the United States and do everything within his power to end bullying, intolerance and suicide. His journey was not the result of an idealistic publicity stunt. It was a mission...

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