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Forget the 'Suffering Olympics' - We're In This Together

POLITICS | By Jeff Taylor | Apr 17
We are all potential victims of discrimination. We all need to band together more than ever.

Black Leaders: Supreme Court Standoff a Civil Rights Issue

POLITICS | By Kathleen Hennessey | Feb 19
President Barack Obama's impending standoff with Republicans over filling a Supreme Court vacancy in the final months of his term is matter of civil rights and respect for the first African-American president, black leaders say.

Philly Celebrates its Gay Past

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | May 31
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of early GLBT civil rights demonstrations, the people of Philly are coming together in a big way.

Philadelphia Celebrates 50 Years of the LGBT Rights Movement

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | May 17
On July 4, 1965, the very first LGBT rights demonstrations in the United States were held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

NCLR's Kate Kendell Honors Gay Pioneer Barbara Gittings

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
The National Center for Lesbian Rights Kate Kendell will pay tribute to pioneer Barbara Gittings at the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 4 at Independence Hall.

'I Do' Is Just the Beginning

FAMILY | By Porter Gilberg | Feb 14
Whether single or coupled, as you make plans in honor of Cupid, remember that our ability to celebrate this "day of love" has not been without tremendous struggle for our local communities and beyond.

Sen. Merkley Announces Plans to Introduce LGBT Civil Rights Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Dec 12
Sen. Jeff Merkley formally announced Wednesday his intention to introduce a comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill in the next Congress.

Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, Should Gays be Included?

INTERNATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Jul 5
A group of gay rights, religious, community and political organizations want "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to be included in the list of groups that are protected from discrimination.

Out of the Bars, Into the Streets

By Ian Maloney | Jun 28
Almost everyone, especially those of us in the LGBT community, have heard of The Stonewall Inn, and the Stonewall Riots that were the catalyst that sparked the gay rights movement as we know it today.

Attorney for Colo. Baker Calls Gay Sensitivity Training ’Vague,’ ’Lousy,’ ’Pointless’

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jun 5
The attorney representing the Colorado baker found guilty of violating the state’s civil rights law for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is calling the commissioned ordered sensitivity training sessions "lousy, vague and pointless."

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