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20th anniversary of LGBT March on Washington: How far have we come?

On April 25, 1993, I stood on the main stage, fatigued beyond words and in utter amazement at the ocean of people spread across the D.C. Mall for the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation.

The D.C. police estimated that there were between 800,000 and more than 1 million attendees. (The park police's estimate was so ridiculously off that they became the butt of editorial cartoons and shortly thereafter stopped issuing any official estimates for events.)

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Gay kicker hopes to make history in NFL | VIDEO

Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raiders; he is also openly gay. As an athlete at a Southern college, Gendreau was not only a successul team member, but he also felt accepted by his teammates. Now, he has his sights set on the National Football League (NFL).

GLSEN "Day Of Silence" claims by Mission America's Linda Harvey debunked | VIDEO

The Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has hit back at conservative criticism of their annual "Day of Silence," which was established in support of bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

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NHL announces support for gay rights, pledges to fight homophobia with new initiative | VIDEO

The National Hockey League (NHL) has offered its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports.

Queen supports gay rights in the Commonwealth?

(Editor’s note: Human-rights activist Peter Tatchell, director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, wrote this for Huffington Post Politics, United Kingdom. He submitted the blog for publication by SDGLN.)

Gay couple reportedly asked to leave California mall for kissing, holding hands | VIDEO

A gay couple were reportedly kicked out of a California mall for kissing and holding hands, even though the center's staff apparently do not prohibit straight couples from showing similar public displays of affection.

Gay couple's pink poodle allegedly provokes stranger's wrench attack

A gay Oregon man was allegedly struck in the head with what's been described as wrench or other "bolt-cutting tool" by a passerby angered by the sight of his dog's dyed-pink fur.

The Oregonian reports that 26-year-old David Beltier was walking his poodle alongside boyfriend Jeremy Mark when the suspect, who has since been identified as 22-year-old George Mason, Jr. pulled over in an SUV.

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What if gay kids had a church that loved them?

When I got to the office yesterday, I had a voicemail from a young man I’ve never met before. The message began, “My name is Benjamin. You don’t know me, but one of your colleagues referred you to me.”

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The Coming Epidemic: Is HIV really what killed Spencer Cox?

Linebacker Manti Te'o isn't the only man with a dubious online love interest. I have an imaginary Facebook boyfriend, too. I'm pretty sure mine is an actual person. Felipe and I both like to post YouTube videos in an invitation-only Facebook group for gay men who are into esoteric, heterodox pop music -- twee, shoegazey, alt/rock electro/techno small-label releases.

VIDEO: Jeanne Manford, PFLAG founder and pioneering gay rights ally, dead at 92

Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and an all-around pioneering straight ally in the LGBT rights movement, has died at 92.

Manford died at her Daly City, Calif. home and had been in declining health for some time, daughter Suzanne Swan confirmed.

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