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Memories and Memorials — for the countless many, lost far too young

Monday, May 27, 2013
For me, Memorial Day is about honoring not only those who died fighting for our freedom, but also those closer, lost to far different battles, particularly AIDS. ... And so, this Memorial Day, I’ll pause and honor the many of my own troops who have fallen in battle. They [...]

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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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 worldwide. [...]

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Homophobia’s cruel Mothers Day

Sunday, May 19, 2013
I can not help but be in awe of the horrible force that homophobia still exerts in our world. It is the force that inspires a mob to destroy a teenage girl, it is the power that drives a family to abandon a daughter at a time when she needs [...]

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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, [...]

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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
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
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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