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A woman named Anna rallies in Times Square in support of the group Pussy Riot August 17, 2012. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Protesters Commemorate Anniversary Of Russian Punk Band’s Sentencing

Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

08/17/2013

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Bar Owners Dump Vodka Into Streets Over Laws Against Gays In Russia

Some bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday, in an ongoing protest against Russia’s crackdown on the gay community.

08/05/2013

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NYC-Based Group Calls For Boycott Of Sci-Fi Movie Over Author’s Gay Rights Views

A New York group has launched a boycott of the upcoming science fiction move “Ender’s Game,” over the author who wrote the novel on which it is based and his opposition to gay rights.

07/09/2013

St. Sen. Barbara Buono and Gov. Chris Christie (credits: Barbara Buono for NJ, Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Buono’s Openly Lesbian Daughter Blasts Christie For Marriage Stance

The openly lesbian daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

06/24/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group: Jason Collins’ Coming Out Is ‘Tipping Point’ For Pro Sports

Now that NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay, activists say the next step is not just about which player will come out next, but also about which players stand up and support those who are gay.

05/04/2013

Alan Gendreau (Credit: Bradley Lambert, MT Athletic Communications)

Openly Gay Kicker Alan Gendreau Working Toward Cracking An NFL Roster

“My whole thing in this is just to help anybody who is struggling with coming out,” Gendreau told the New York Times. “I want people to know that I didn’t have a problem with it, and they shouldn’t either.”

04/23/2013

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Plaque To Mark Greenwich Village Church As Site Of First PFLAG Meeting

A plaque will mounted later this year to mark the historic Church of the Village as the site of the first meeting of the group PFLAG – in honor of the group’s late founder.

04/07/2013

Gay Rights Rally in Greenwich Village March 24, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Rally For Gay Rights At Washington Square Park

The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.

03/24/2013

Ed Koch at Esquire Magazine's 70th Anniversary party in New York City - Feb. 20, 2003 (credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Mayor Koch Remained Staunchly Private On Matters Of Sexual Orientation

Late Mayor Ed Koch was a strong supporter and champion of gay rights, but when it came to the issue of his own sexual orientation, he steadfastly maintained a commitment to privacy.

02/02/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Once Wrote In College He Had ‘Hated Gays’

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, an outspoken advocate for gay rights, penned a column in college about overcoming the “disgust and latent hostility” he once felt toward gay people.

01/11/2013

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Activist Steven Goldstein To Give Up Helm Of New Jersey Gay Rights Group

Gay rights activist Steven Goldstein is leaving his post at the helm of Garden State Equality, which he founded more than eight years ago.

01/02/2013

Boy Scouts (file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Merck Ends Contributions To Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company’s nondiscrimination policy.

12/10/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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