Tag: gay rights movement

Final proof of inequities still to fight

Pioneering gay rights activist Frank Kameny died without enough money to pay for his burial Back in the dark ages when I was a teenager, I distinctly remember a conversation my father and mother had after dinner one night. Dad...

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LGBT history and the evolution of the media

For years, mainstream press ignored the LGBT community. Thankfully, LGBT media filled the gaps Editor’s note: October is National Gay History Month, and as the month begins, Rare Reporter columnist David Webb takes a look at the...

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Gay-rights foes try to play the victim

Anti-LGBT groups now claim they’re the ones being bullied DAVID CRARY  |  Associated Press NEW YORK — As the gay-rights movement advances, there is increasing evidence of an intriguing role reversal: Today, it is the...

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Get your freak on

VIRTUALLY NORMAL | Xavier (James McAvoy, top) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) team up to fight a common enemy in the smart, savvy prequel ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Mutants-as-metaphors? The pro-gay message is unmistakable in...

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Before we was fab

  40 YEARS OF GAY | ‘Stonewall Uprising,’ above, tracks the gay rights movement; ‘American Family,’ below, revisits the original reality TV series. PBS gets its gay on (retro-style), revisiting Stonewall and the Louds...

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Save our history, before it’s too late

HISTORIC MOMENT | Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller poses with gay former Councilmen Ed Oakley, left, and John Loza, during previous gay Pride festivities in Lee Park. Miller was the first Dallas mayoral candidate to acknowledge...

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Stonewall Dems of Dallas responds to Ramos

Omar Narvaez, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, sent over the below resolution responding to recent statements by Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Ramos, who last week compared gays to “termites”...

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Bigot of the Day: Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham Voddie Baucham is a preacher at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. On Saturday, he addressed the opening session of the 2011 National Religious Broadcasters, an annual gathering of Christian...

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2 arrested in anti-gay beating at famed gay bar

JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press
NEW YORK — A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled to the floor and beaten in an anti-gay bias attack over the weekend, authorities said Monday, Oct. 4.

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Russian gay activist says he was seized by agents

Nikolai Alexeyev safe in Moscow after he says agents abducted him at the airport last week, demanded that he drop human rights complaints JIM HEINTZ  |  Associated Press MOSCOW — A prominent Russian gay rights activist who...

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