Topics :: GLBT activists

Vernita Gray, Illinois Gay Rights Advocate, Dies

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A gay rights activist, who was one half of the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, has died at age 65.

Calif. Gov. Praises Gay Activists for Courage in Change

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on "the cutting edge" in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

Brinkin to Start Jail Term Soon

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin is expected to start a six-month jail term after being sentenced to five years of probation for felony possession of child pornography.

Idaho Police Arrest More Gay Rights Activists at Statehouse

Friday Feb 28, 2014
About four dozen gay rights activists were arrested at the Idaho Statehouse Thursday afternoon.

Gay Rights Activist Arrested in Cameroon

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Activists say the vice president of a Cameroonian gay rights organization was arrested after his name was included on a list of presumed homosexuals given to police.

IOC Defends Monday’s Removal of Gay Activist

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying she was "escorted from there peacefully" and not detained.

Edie Windsor Presents Activist Award at Queens Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Edie Windsor and activist Cathy Renna will be honored on Jan. 25 at Queens Pride 21st Winter Pride event.

Russian Bi Activist Released From Detention, Will Get Asylum Hearing

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
A bisexual activist facing deportation from England to Russia was released from detention after thousands signed a petition.

Gay Rights Activist Signorile Working on New Book

Thursday Nov 21, 2013
Michelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights.

Shakuntala Devi, ’Human Computer’ & LGBT Activists Honored in Google Doodle

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 4, 2013
Monday’s Google Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, a math genius known as the "human computer." But many don’t know she was also one of India’s first LGBT activists.