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Remembering Stonewall: Why LGBT pride can now be celebrated openly

Friday, June 28, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Competing ads: Stonewall UK's message (top) that "some people are gay;" Core Issues Trust's ad (below) that some people are "ex-gay" and proud.

Britain’s High Court says London mayor acted lawfully in banning anti-gay ads

Friday, March 22, 2013
LONDON — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the mayor of London acted lawfully when he banned bus ads from a Christian group suggesting that homosexuality can be cured. [ Read more → ]
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)

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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)

Obama inaugural speech references gay rights struggle, Stonewall riots

Monday, January 21, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Is high school the new Stonewall?

Thursday, June 28, 2012
In the fight for equality, high school has become the new Stonewall. Perhaps the easiest question to answer is, “Why?” Why has the First Amendment debate moved from college campuses and into high schools? It’s a simple lesson in math. When you multiply an increase in out teens by the visibility of gay heroes then divide by more rules, you get First Amendment questions that make you wonder if you’re smarter than a 12th grader... [ Read more → ]
Brody LevesqueStonewall Inn, c.2010

Remembering Stonewall: Why LGBT pride can now be celebrated openly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Christian group considers legal action after ‘ex-gay’ ads banned from London buses

Saturday, April 14, 2012
LONDON, UK -- At least one of two conservative Christian groups whose planned ads promoting "ex-gay" therapy were pulled from London buses because transport authority said they were "intolerant," said they are now considering legal action. [ Read more → ]
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Occupy Wall Street — A modern day Stonewall

Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to other countries. This shows, in no small way, that what happens in America doesn't necessarily stay in America. [ Read more → ]
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Trans-Stonewall: Chaz opens the door

Sunday, September 18, 2011
I imagine I serve a Wonderful Creator Who really is creative; in all this lovely complexity of humanity, He understands both gender and sex. Yet plenty of people are already plotting the next onslaught of bigotry directed at the transgender community. Some people will react with scorn and “how dare he/she” comments. Try not to be in that prison with them. [ Read more → ]
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Following New York victory, will marriage equality spread to other states?

Monday, June 27, 2011
We did it! New York Marriages can start in less than a month. That success gives us new leverage in the 44 states that have yet to enact marriage equality. We also won victories this week in Wisconsin and Maryland... [ Read more → ]
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Stonewall celebrates passage of marriage equality in New York (Video)

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thousands gathered in the street and inside Stonewall on Friday night, the site of the birth of the day rights movement, to celebrate the passage of marriage equality in New York. [ Read more → ]
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History in NY state – Almost 42 years after Stonewall, marriage equality passes

Friday, June 24, 2011
Today, June 24, 2011, New York state gay and lesbian committed couples cross a great milestone to being equal citizens by being allowed to enjoy the rights of marriage. [ Read more → ]
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