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LGBT History Month: Before Stonewall, There Was Cooper Donuts

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 9
Sure, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City get all the glory, but ten years earlier there was a small, nearly forgotten uprising to which the movement's roots can also be traced: Cooper Donuts in Los Angeles.

Marriage OK, But No Kissing! Say Straights to Gays

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
A new study led by an Indiana University researcher has found that although straights support legal rights for same-sex couples, they still don't want to have it flaunted in their faces.

Biden: Gay Rights Take Precedence Over Culture

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Jun 25
Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.

Nations With Empowered Women Win More Olympic Medals

By EDGE | Jun 3
New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics.

Senate Candidate in Ga. Blasted for Revenue Remark

May 15
Georgia’s GOP Senate scramble erupted Wednesday into an intense round of attacks over taxes, gay rights and who’s a real Republican, all in the shadow of a key vote that could help determine congressional control.

Houston Delays Vote On Equal Rights Ordinance

May 8
The Houston city council has delayed a vote on whether to approve an ordinance consolidating its bans on discrimination based on sex, race, age and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.

March 8 Marks International Women’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and across the nation, women’s groups are holding public events and actions of solidarity against attacks on women’s rights, including reproductive rights, domestic violence and sexual assault.

A Changing Judicial Landscape For Gay Rights

By Mark Sherman | Feb 14
The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories.

Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

By Pete Yost | Feb 8
Eric Holder announced that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

Court: Gay Juror was Taken Off Panel Improperly

By Lisa Leff | Jan 21
A federal appeals court has ruled that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.

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