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Activists Recall 1990 AIDS Confab

By Liz Highleyman | Jun 20
An unprecedented week of protests in 1990 will be remembered this weekend at an ACT UP 25th reunion celebration featuring art and performances, a "living history" panel, a party, and a memorial for deceased activists.

Young Activist Forms AIDS Campaign

By John McDonald | Apr 11
"My biggest thing is fighting back against stigma," said Darr. "So many people are lacking knowledge about HIV and let's face it, sex education in schools is controversial."

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

By Winnie McCroy | May 17
On May 17, LGBT groups across the world will observe International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, with this year’s theme being the Freedom of Expression.

Johnny Weir Calls LGBT Activists ’Idiots’

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
Olympic skater Johnny Weir defends his anti-boycott stance concerning the 2014 Sochi Games, calling out ineffective activists, who he says will make it harder for LGBT Russians when the Olympics are over.

Black Gay Activism and the Fight Against AIDS

By Marcus Scott | Dec 3
In its second year, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem expands dialogue on the pivotal conversation of sexuality in a post HIV/AIDS epidemic America.

ACT UP and Queer Nation Confront Russian Vodka Company at Manhattan Club

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 21
Five members of ACT UP and Queer Nation disrupted the September 19 finale of the Most Original Stoli Guy Competition at Marquee NY, chanting "Dump Stoli Now," "Russia Kills Gays" and "Boycott Sochi."

GLBT Leaders Gather Outside NYC for Annual Summit

By Frank Eltman | Sep 18
Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths are putting an emphasis on those living in suburban and rural communities at a national leadership summit being held this week outside New York City.

ACT UP Reunites To Celebrate History

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 15
Twenty-six years after the founding of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, current and former members will gather to celebrate achievements.

Czech President Settles Dispute Over Gay Rights

May 22
The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.

Meredith Baxter to Keynote Nation’s Largest Black-Tie LGBT Fundraiser

Oct 4
Meredith Baxter, acclaimed actress, producer and advocate for women’s and human rights and breast cancer research, will keynote the 31st annual Black Tie Dinner.

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