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Famed DJ, Grammy award-winning remixer Peter Rauhofer dies at age 48

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Peter Rauhofer
NEW YORK – Internationally known DJ, remixer, producer and label owner Peter Rauhofer has died of complications related to brain cancer, his manager reported on Facebook today. He was 48.

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Still no justice for murdered South African lesbian activist Noxolo Nogwaza

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Noxolo Nogwaza
Wednesday marks the two year anniversary of the brutal death of Noxolo Nogwaza, a South African lesbian and LGBT rights activist. In 2011, 24-year-old Noxolo, organizer of the Ekurhuleni Pride Committee, was murdered in South Africa, while on her way home from a night out with friends. Her attackers raped, repeatedly beat and stabbed her, apparently because of her sexual orientation, before dumping her body in a drainage ditch. Two years after her death, no progress has been made into the investigation of her murder...

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Father of gay teen who committed suicide plans nationwide walk against bullying

| Friday, April 19, 2013
Joe BellLa Grande Observer
LA GRANDE, Ore. — The father of a gay Oregon teenager who hanged himself is ready to begin walking across the United States to spread his message against bullying.

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Film critic, longtime LGBT community supporter Roger Ebert dies

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Roger-Ebert
CHICAGO, — Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, who was known for his “thumbs up, thumbs down” critiques of films, died Thursday. He was 70, and had battled cancer in recent years.

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Former Seattle councilwoman who came out last year at age 66 dies of cancer

| Friday, March 29, 2013
Cheryl Chow
SEATTLE — A former Seattle city councilwoman who announced last summer that she was gay and said she wanted to encourage others to tell their loved ones the truth has died at age 66.

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C. Everett Koop, ex-surgeon general who spoke out on AIDS, dies

| Monday, February 25, 2013
C. Everett Koop
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, has died in New Hampshire at age 96.

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Charlie Morgan, fighter for LGBT military equality, succumbs to cancer

| Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Charlie Morgan, a Chief Warrant Officer of the New Hampshire National Guard and a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer, according to a statement by OutServe-SLDN.

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Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of New Yok City, dies

| Friday, February 1, 2013
Ed Koch, in a 1987 file photo. AP
Ed Koch, the mayor who became a symbol of New Yok City, died at 2 a.m. Friday from congestive heart failure. He was 88.

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David Kato remembered: A hero then, and a hero now

| Saturday, January 26, 2013
David-Kato
David Kato advocated for the freedom of LGBTI Ugandans and for their right to their natural born sexual orientation in a heightened climate of hostility and homophobia ... Today on this second anniversary of the death of Kato, his friends, comrades, human rights defenders, and LGBTI people around the world are expressing their love, comforting each other and extolling the virtues of this great hero, with comments, memories and prayer for the peace of his dearly departed soul.

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President of national gay, lesbian journalists’ group dies

| Thursday, January 17, 2013
Michael Triplett
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association says its president, Michael Triplett, has died. Triplett, who was an assistant managing editor at Bloomberg BNA, was 48. [caption id="attachment_73099" align="alignright" width="200"] Michael Triplett[/caption] The association said in an email that Triplett had cancer...

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