gay rights

Gay Rights Trailblazer Frank Kemeny Dies on National Coming Out Day
Frank Kameny, one of the United States’ earliest gay rights activists, died Tuesday — National Coming Out Day — of natural causes at the age of 86.
“Frank Kameny led an extraordinary life marked by heroic activism that set a path for the modern LGBT civil rights movement,” said Human Rights Campaign …
Gay Couples Begin Marrying in New York
At 12:01am Sunday morning, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd — together for more than a decade with 12 grandchildren between them — became the first gay couple to marry in New York state.
As hundreds of supporters cheered, Lambert, 54, and Rudd, 53, exchanged vows in front of Niagara Falls, …
President Obama Ends Ban on Gays in the Military
On Friday, President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen in formally signing a document certifying that military readiness would not be hurt by allowing gays in the military. The notice will now be sent to Congress.
The action officially repeals the 17-year-old “don’t ask…