The international telecommunications company Verizon presented a check on Monday for $250,000 to PFLAG, which advocates for families and allies of LGBT people, at the group’s headquarters in Washington. PFLAG said in a statement that the donation came at the conclusion of a month-long campaign by Verizon in support of PFLAG that included the release of a(…)
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Dick Leitsch, a New York City gay rights leader in the 1960s who is credited with playing a lead role in ending police entrapment arrests of gay men and helping to organize the first known gay civil disobedience protest to end a ban on serving drinks to gays in bars – died June 22 in(…)
The younger brother of the 19-year old youth charged with killing 17 people in the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has announced the formation of a national anti-bullying organization that he says will be supported by high school and middle school students from across the country. Zachary Cruz, 18, told reporters at a June 14(…)
This weekend’s Capital Pride festivities in D.C. will take place on the one-year anniversary of the June 11, 2017 Equality March for Unity and Pride, an LGBT protest march that drew as many as 80,000 LGBT people and their allies to the nation’s capital from across the country. Dozens of affiliated LGBT marches that same(…)
Trans United Fund, a D.C.-based national group that raises money for candidates for public office supportive of transgender rights, launched its 2018 D.C. election effort on Tuesday night at an event in Adams Morgan that raised $2,000 for possible contributions to D.C. Council candidates. “Trans United Fund is building a unified voice for trans and(…)
The Montgomery County, Md., Board of Education voted 6-2 on April 12 to name a new elementary school in Rockville after African-American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, marking the first time a school in the county has been named after a well-known gay person. The Bayard Rustin Elementary School is scheduled to open(…)