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“It is as if,” says City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “the public were being invited, in person and in books, to participate in that ‘great conversation’ between authors of all ages, ancient and modern.”
Few know that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s right hand man, the architect of the March on Washington, was openly-gay African-American Bayard Rustin. Now, a documentary returns to TV.
Stuart Wilber and John Breitweiser, together for 35 years, got married today, the first day Washington allowed same-sex couples to enter into the institution of marriage.
49 years ago today in 1963, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered this amazing, memorable, iconic speech, his “I Have A Dream” speech.
The iconic Seattle Space Needle for two years flew the iconic gay pride flag for gay pride week. But not this year. And this time, it’s personal.
Alveda King, the niece of famous civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is being called a “liar” by long-time African-American LGBT blogger, Alvin McEwen.
MLK’s niece, the extremely anti-gay Alveda King, in a carefully-worded statement attacked the NAACP for their decision to publicly support gay marriage.
The NAACP, America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, today announced its board of directors has decided to support officially same-sex marriage.
“BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, That the Council hereby proclaim March 17, 2012 to be LGBT Civil Rights Equality Awareness Day.”
Berkeley mayor Tom Bates has awarded a proclamation to commemorate the anniversary of gay African American civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin’s 100th birthday.
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted her support about a powerful video titled, “The Gay Rights Movement,” that has gone viral. But some are questioning the video’s diversity.
Anti-gay hate groups appeared today to protest what they falsely claim is a false label of “hate group” given them appropriately by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“You see, Mr. Cain, this letter has to come from a black gay man; if a white gay man writes you, you can dismiss him as a crazy white queen, or a faggot, or whatever.”
In the fight for full LGBT equality, let’s remember that inherently, our rights are the same as everyone else’s. The battle will be won only when we join together.
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