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Harvey Milk

Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dies at the Age of 65

Gilbert Baker
National
Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic rainbow flag that has become a key symbol for the LGBTQ community, passed away in his sleep March 31 at age 65. ...
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‘Milk’ Scribe Dustin Lance Black on ‘Lion’s Timely Roar

Lion/Mark Rogers
Entertainment Editorial
Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of the Harvey Milk biopic, was so moved by the message of tolerance in Lion, he wrote a guest column for Deadline. ...
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The Producers Guild of America to Honor ‘Loving’ with 2017 Stanley Kramer Award

The Producers Guild of America to Honor Loving with the 2017 Stanley Kramer Award
Entertainment
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court’s landmark civil rights decision invalidating laws prohibiting interracial marriage. ...
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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After LGBT Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politics National
Harvey Milk served on the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior grade. ...
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Two Landmark Transgender Rights Bills Pass California Assembly

Politics
The California State Assembly passed bills protecting transgender people working for companies doing business with state agencies and children in foster care. ...
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Laverne Cox to Become First Transgender Woman Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

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Entertainment
In honor of Pride month, Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox was chosen as the first transgender woman to be turned into a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. ...
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New York Chosen As National LGBT Museum Site

Photo: National LGBT Museum
Top News National
The National LGBT Museum will be based in New York City. Longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings has been elected as co-chair. ...
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Bill Requires Equal Medical Coverage and Benefits for Transgender Employees of State Contractors

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A bill was introduced that prohibits state agencies from doing business with companies that discriminate against employees based on gender identity. ...
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New Doc: First Openly Gay Man to Run for Political Office was Latino World War II Veteran

The Empress I, Jose, the Widow Norton’s mink jacket. Photo: Brian Ashby
Entertainment
When officials vowed to shut down San Francisco’s gay bars, Sarria campaigned for a seat on the City’s Board of Supervisors in 1961. ...
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Rainbow Honor Walk Installation Honors 20 LGBT Leaders

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Those honored in the Castro will be laid in alphabetical order, starting with Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. ...
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