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Quinto, US Ambassador promote LGBT rights, commemorate Stonewall

Saturday, June 28, 2014
From left: Alyx Steadman of The Trevor Project, Zachary Quinto, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, LGBT rights activist Bill Bahlman, and Hunter College president Jennifer Raab.
NEW YORK -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto joined forces Thursday to promote gay rights while commemorating the 45th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. "Without the relentless pressure exerted by this movement over 45 years since then, we would surely be in a different place...

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Storme DeLarverie, lesbian activist who took part in Stonewall riots, dies at 93

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Storme DeLarverie
NEW YORK -- Storme DeLarverie, a lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969 that si widely credited as the start of the gay rights movement in the United States, has died. She was 93.

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Remembering Stonewall: Why LGBT pride can now be celebrated openly

Friday, June 28, 2013
Stonewall
NEW YORK -- Forty-four years ago tonight, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, uniformed and plain-clothed New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Greenwich Village gay bar on Christopher Street.

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‘Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall:’ LGBT rights are civil rights

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his Inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)
Presidential inauguration days are often filled with pomp, circumstance, cheering crowds, and moments to remember, but rarely do they so perfectly illustrate a dramatic shift in our country’s understanding and acceptance of cultural changes. The second inauguration of President Barack Obama did just that. ... To be sure, having our President call for full equality for gay Americans in what is one of the biggest and most viewed speeches of his Presidency is monumental.

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Obama inaugural speech references gay rights struggle, Stonewall riots

Monday, January 21, 2013
President Barack Obama waves after his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama referenced the Stonewall gay rights riots in his inaugural address, classing them as a civil rights watershed along with key moments in the struggles for blacks and women.

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Remembering Stonewall: Why LGBT pride can now be celebrated openly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Brody LevesqueStonewall Inn, c.2010
NEW YORK -- In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, uniformed and plain-clothed New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Greenwich Village gay bar on Christopher Street.

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