Topics :: civil rights

History of Lesbian Avengers Chronicled in "Eating Fire"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Kelly Cogswell’s "Eating Fire" is one of the first in-depth memoirs of its kind to deal with the Lesbian Avengers, an organization that began in New York 20 years ago, and then spread to 60 chapters all over the U.S. and Canada.

Chelsea Clinton Says Gay Rights Have Made Progress

By Martin Griffith | Monday Feb 17, 2014
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

Lesbian Folk Singer Toshi Reagon Plays Joe’s Pub

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
The Public Theater honors musician Toshi Reagon with five concerts at Joe’s Pub, plus a special engagement at the Under the Radar fest.

Houston to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Houston has announced it will provide benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.

’Kids React’ to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals

By EDGE | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
A recent video making a huge viral splash on social media sets out to prove that theory with a montage of interviews with children and their thoughts on marriage equality and gay rights.

USOC Chair Would Vote to Amend Charter

By Eddie Pells | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
America’s newest member of the International Olympic Committee would vote to amend the Olympic charter to list sexual orientation as a form of discrimination.

Biden: Marriage Equality is the ’Civil Rights Issue of Our Day’

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 16, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden attended a steak-fry fundraiser for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Sunday and, in a speech, called marriage equality the "issue of our day."

Outgoing NAACP Leader Credited With Boosting Group

By Brett Zongker | Monday Sep 9, 2013
Months before Benjamin Jealous took the helm of the NAACP, his predecessor quit following clashes with the board and the organization cut a third of its national staff amid declining revenues.

March to Focus on Continued Fight for Civil Rights

By Suzanne Gamboa | Saturday Aug 24, 2013
Marchers began arriving early Saturday to gather on the National Mall, many staking out their spots as the sun rose in a clear sky over the Capitol. By midday, tens of thousands had gathered on the National Mall.

Holder: I Wouldn’t be AG Without 1963 Marchers

Saturday Aug 24, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder says the spirit of the 1963 March on Washington now demands equal rights for gays, Latinos, women and people with disabilities.