LGBTQ Rights

Remembering the Legacy of LGBT Leader Frank Kameny

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Franklin E. Kameny, one of the nation’s most prominent gay rights leaders, died in his sleep yesterday, on National Coming Out Day. He was 86. Thirteen years before the landmark repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Kameny was fired from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service because he was gay. He … Read More

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Officially Ends Today

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today, the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” takes effect and gay and lesbian Americans can now serve openly in the United States military. President Obama signed a law repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) on December 22, 2010, but law specifies that the repeal would not take effect until all four joint chiefs of … Read More

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House Armed Services Committee Seeks to Block Progress in Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The recent repeal of ”don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) encountered a potentially significant setback last night when  the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill of Fiscal Year 2012 that would slow down the process of repeal. President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, along with more than 310 … Read More

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Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Joe Solmonese

Friday, May 6, 2011

On May 12, the civil and human rights community will honor Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Joe Solmonese with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for his work fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Since he became president of HRC in 2005, Solmonese has helped build … Read More

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