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Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.15.2017 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

Celebrating Black History Month

Chad Griffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Griffin

To Bayard Rustin, fighting for his equality as a black man, while leaving his identity as a gay man unspoken, would have been an unthinkable betrayal. This Black History Month, we should not forget trailblazers like Rustin.

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Civil Rights Hero Bayard Rustin Remembered | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin was a visionary and an openly gay man who dared to be out in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, when homophobia was at an ...

Bayard Rustin: One Of The Tallest Trees In Our Forest

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This month LGBTQ communities are celebrating Bayard Rustin's 100th birthday anniversary. For LGBTQ African Americans, Rustin is the only open gay hero we have, and for many of us, his work and words give us courage to fight homophobia in ourselves and in our communities.

Honoring America's 'Lost Prophet' On His 100th Birthday

John D'Emilio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John D'Emilio

March 17, 2012: St. Patrick's Day, yes, but also the centennial of Bayard Rustin's birth. Rustin's name does not ring bells for most Americans. Yet the impact that this life-long agitator for justice had on America was profound.

Remembering The Legacy Of A Civil Rights Pioneer

Joe Solmonese | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Solmonese

One hundred years ago today, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin's contributions to the world far outweighed his credits -- and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on today.