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

| Friday, March 22, 2013
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.
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.

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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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Is high school the new Stonewall?

| Thursday, June 28, 2012
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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...

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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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Christian group considers legal action after ‘ex-gay’ ads banned from London buses

| Saturday, April 14, 2012
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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.

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Occupy Wall Street — A modern day Stonewall

| Sunday, October 16, 2011
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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.

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