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Gilbert Baker, Whose Rainbow Flag Sewed LGBTQ World Together, Dies Suddenly at 65

Gilbert Baker, Whose Rainbow Flag Sewed LGBTQ World Together, Dies Suddenly at 65

BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic Rainbow Flag but he gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

BULLETIN –– Gilbert Baker, Rainbow Flag Creator, Has Died

BULLETIN –– Gilbert Baker, Rainbow Flag Creator, Has Died

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Gilbert Baker, the gay man who created the Rainbow Flag that became the international symbol of the LGBTQ rights movement, died in his sleep on March 31 in his Hamilton Heights home in Manhattan at the age of 65. Baker, born in Chanute, Kansas, on June 2, 1951, served in the […]

The Alt-World Where Walt Disney is Harvey Milk

BY ED SIKOV | President Trump has chosen open homosexual and ‘gay Christian’ advocate Rick Grenell to be the US Ambassador to NATO, according to several news reports. “The appointment, not yet confirmed by the White House, would make Grenell the highest-ranking open homosexual serving in the Trump administration.” Well, well, well! If there’s one […]

Navy to Name Ship in Harvey Milk’s Honor

Navy to Name Ship in Harvey Milk’s Honor

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has notified Congress of the Navy’s intention to name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler the USNS Harvey Milk, in honor of the LGBT rights leader and San Francisco city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978. In a July 28 story, USNI News reported that Mabus […]

Before Manhattan LGBT Crowd, Obama Offers Triumphal Case for His Presidency

Before Manhattan LGBT Crowd, Obama Offers Triumphal Case for His Presidency

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In an address before an exuberant, largely LGBT crowd in New York City, President Barack Obama made a spirited case for the progress during his seven years in office not only on issues of concern to the queer community, but more generally on questions of economic prosperity and social justice. In his […]

Carrying His Uncle’s Torch Undimmed  

Carrying His Uncle’s Torch Undimmed  

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | Among the high-profile international figures who headlined the rally and other events at this past weekend’s Europride in Riga, Latvia, was Stuart Milk, the nephew of assassinated LGBT activist Harvey Milk, a San Francisco city supervisor gunned down in 1978. The younger Milk, born in 1960, now works to maintain and build […]

Activism in Sepia: Lost Community

BY KELLY COGSWELL : It’s Black History Month again and time to celebrate the sepia-toned accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Watch TV, you’ll learn it didn’t really take much work, just a lot of outrage at inequality and the overwhelming desire for liberty, justice, and a long, pain-free life. God, […]

White House Looks to Identify Harvey Milk Champions of Change

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Three-and-a-half years after President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Harvey Milk, the slain San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award, the White House is looking to spotlight a group of outstanding LGBT elected and appointed officials to be honored as Harvey Milk […]

Jeanne Manford, Late PFLAG Co-Founder, Honored by Obama

Jeanne Manford, Late PFLAG Co-Founder, Honored by Obama

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  Jeanne Manford, the Queens mother of two gay sons who co-founded PFLAG –– Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays –– has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second highest civilian honor. When Manford died last month at the age of 92, Jody […]