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Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dead At 65

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2017 | Queer Voices

Gilbert Baker, the artist and LGBTQ rights activist who created the rainbow flag, has died at age 65. The Bay Area Reporter confirmed the news Friday...

Remembering Harvey Milk and His Fight to End Job Discrimination

Cleve Jones | Posted 05.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Cleve Jones

This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.

Gary Snyder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media
Gary Snyder


Carrying Forward the Legacy of Harvey Milk

Daniel Wein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Wein

The sold-out audience was euphoric, still in a state of shock regarding a Supreme Court action that had unilaterally doubled the number of states with marriage equality earlier in the day. "Harvey Milk is looking down on us," Kristin Chenoweth had remarked to many throughout the night.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.

Video: Inside Look at AFER Team Bringing Prop 8 Case to Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

As the Prop 8 case finally reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday, AFER took a camera crew along to document all the behind-the-scenes excitement. The result: an exclusive inside look as the Prop 8 plaintiffs, attorneys, and board finally reached the Supreme Court.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Cleve Jones

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Cleve Jones was in his early 20's when he first met Harvey Milk. His life soon changed as he began interning for the famous LGBT rights pioneer and la...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Harvey Milk

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In his impassioned 1978 "Gay Freedom" speech, Harvey Milk, LGBT rights pioneer, activist and one of the first openly gay officials elected in the Unit...

Gays May Have Fastest Of All Civil Rights Movements

Los Angeles Times | Mark Z. Barabak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — In 1958, the Gallup Poll asked Americans whether they approved or disapproved of marriage between blacks and whites. The response wa...

WATCH: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation: 30 Years Of Answering The Call

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Neil G. Giuliano


Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: AIDS Quilt Returns To Its Birthplace | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco

In 1987, a group of San Franciscans created a quilt to honor the memories of loved ones lost to AIDS. Over the last 25 years, the quilt has traveled t...

Cleve Jones Talks Youth Activism, Harvey Milk At Northwestern | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Cleve Jones, the longtime LGBT activist depicted in the movie Milk, spoke at Northwestern in Cahn Auditorium Monday in an event sponsored by Northwest...

LGBT Community Impacted Personally By Politics Against Gay Rights

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In response to a rash of recent news reports about young gay people committing suicide because of harassment, the Family Research Council will begin a...

Harvey Milk: From Bullhorn to Bully Pulpit

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Wolfe

Change is never easy, but it's never more difficult than when those who really want it get discouraged and divided. Harvey Milk believed in achieving victory by fighting on all fronts and in many ways, but always arm-in-arm.

Art & Activism: LA Rallies To MANIFEST EQUALITY (PHOTOS)

Manifest Equality | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Tuesday night in Hollywood the formerly abandoned Big Lots on Vine was packed with Angelenos uniting in the name of art and activism for the openi...

The Gay Generation Gap: Reflections on the National Equality March

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Where are the GLBT prophets who call us all to account? If it is true that denying marriage to gays is a moral deficiency, why haven't gay leaders framed it that way?

The Cleve Jones Interviews (Videos With Transcripts)

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Veteran LGBT activist Cleve Jones talks about the upcoming National Equality March and his role inside the community.

Cleve Jones: The Man Behind the Curtain

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

One outstanding impression from my interview with Cleve Jones was simple and all encompassing: he is no gay God; he has feet of clay.

10 Reasons Why a LGBT March on Washington is a Bad Idea

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

(Crossposted from The Bilerico Project) Chalk this up as one of the worst ideas ever. Speaking at Utah Pride yesterday, Cleve Jones announced plans ...

Five Reasons Not to March on Washington DC This October

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

I am stunned that Obama has so flagrantly forgotten, despite being a constitutional scholar, that equality is the first core founding principle of this country.

Fidelity for Gay Marriage? Ask Ken Starr and Bill Clinton

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Is Prop 8, which passed by a slim majority in November, an amendment to the constitution or is it a revision?