Tag Archives: LGBT History

TMZ: Boston Pride Wants Jason Collins

In today’s interview with Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins said that he was partially inspired to come out after watching Boston’s gay pride parade, an event he had longed to join. Long no longer, Mr. Collins: Well, that was quick … TMZ has learned Jason Collins has officially been asked to lead Boston’s pride parade this summer, hours after the NBA ...

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Athletes Cheer Jason Collins

Navratilova’s responses are especially interesting.

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White House Praises Jason Collins

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Spike Lee Defends Jason Collins

Filmmaker Spike Lee, a rabid basketball fan often seen courtside at Madison Square Garden, is battling haters on Twitter after announcing his support for Jason Collins.

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Clintons: We’re Proud Of Jason Collins

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Ben Cohen Cheers Jason Collins

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Kobe Bryant Praises Jason Collins

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HRC Praises Jason Collins

“Jason Collins’ commitment to living openly is a monumental step forward toward greater equality and he immediately becomes a role model for youth all across this country. His actions today tell LGBT young people that what will define our success in life is our character and dedication, not our sexual orientation. At a moment when millions are reflecting on the ...

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Twin Brother Of NBA Player Jason Collins:
I’ve Never Been More Proud Of Him

“I won’t lie. I had no idea. We talked, he answered my questions, I hugged him and I digested what he had told me. At the end of the day, this is what matters: He’s my brother, he’s a great guy, and I want him to be happy. I’ll love him and I’ll support him and, if necessary, I’ll protect ...

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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, First Openly Gay Still-Playing Male Pro Athlete

America finally has its first openly gay and still-playing male major professional sports athlete.  Jason Collins writes today for Sports Illustrated: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I ...

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HRC Cheers Four Years Of Iowa Marriage

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on April 3rd, 2009 and the first couples got their licenses four years ago tomorrow. Cute clip.

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20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I joined hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans for the 1993 March On Washington, the event that changed me forever, turning me from a stereotypical early 30s clubbing-crazed party boy/casual activist into whatever it is I am today. While South Beach certainly had no shortage of gay mega-clubs at the time, I’d never been in such ...

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Delaware House APPROVES Marriage

ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM! On to the Senate!

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French Papers React To Marriage Vote

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TODAY: Final French Marriage Vote, Police Place Water Cannons Outside Parliament
UPDATE: The Final Debate Has Begun
UPDATE II: Marriage PASSES 331-225!!!

Today at about 11:30AM New York City time, the French National Assembly will make the final legislative vote on same-sex marriage.  As the anti-gay protests have grown increasingly violent and especially in light of yesterday’s death threat against the president of the Assembly, police are taking “extraordinary” security measures. Paris police have stepped up security ahead of a final parliamentary ...

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Gay News Of The Week: Let’s Have A Kiwi

Amidst all the horror of the last seven days, the one shining moment for LGBT people around the world came in the form of a celebratory and impromptu song.  The below video from official YouTube channel of New Zealand’s Parliament continues to go viral and now has almost 1.2 million views.  If you missed it earlier, watch this.  Even if ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Broadway Cares To Host Public Meeting On AIDS Survivorship

On May 9th in New York City, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will hold a public meeting to address the issues of the generation of gay men who survived the plague. The Medius Working Group presents a free community forum to assess what it’s like to be part of the “AIDS Generation,” to have lived through the epidemic in the 1980s ...

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History In New Zealand: Marriage Passes

The singing! With the flowers is MP Louisa Walls, the bill’s main sponsor. Parliament has just passed a law legalising gay marriage, 77 votes to 44, amid loud shows of jubilation from the floor and the gallery. The declaration of the vote was followed by a waiata. MPs held a conscience vote on the private member’s bill sponsored by gay ...

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TOMORROW: Victory In New Zealand

Tomorrow evening the New Zealand Parliament will finalize the legalization of same-sex marriage. New Zealand is expected to become the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage this evening as a bill to amend marriage law comes before Parliament for its final hurdle. MPs will debate the biggest change to gay and transgender rights since homosexual law reform ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Parliament To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In Vote This Week

New Zealand’s Parliament is expected to make its final vote to legalize same-sex marriage this week. Labour MP Louisa Wall’s marriage equality member’s bill is due to have its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday night. The bill passed its committee stages with 77 votes to 43 last month and little change was anticipated for the final vote. Big crowds, ...

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