Lgbt Rights


Photos: Historic St. Patrick's Day Parade Brings Out Celebrants — and Controversy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An openly gay group marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade — a first in the event’s more than 250-year history.

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On The Media

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The owners of want to talk, but not about Jeb Bush.
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The Takeaway

U.S. May Change Blood Donor Policy for Gay & Bi-Sexual Men

Monday, December 01, 2014

For the first time, a U.S. advisory panel is poised to recommend that the 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood be revised.

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The Takeaway

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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The Takeaway

Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."

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Bratton Says He Marched to Honor NYPD Tradition, Not Against Gay Groups

Monday, March 17, 2014


Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was the highest profile city official to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday, since others in the de Blasio administration chose to stay away in protest. The parade forbids LGBT people from carrying signs or wearing paraphernalia that identifies them as gay ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Indians Fight Back Against Ban on Gay Sex

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sabelo Narasimhan, a queer trans Desi organizer and photographer, and Gardiner Harris, New York Times South Asia correspondent, discuss the ruling by the high court in India which re-criminalizes homosexuality and what they are trying to do to fight it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Transgender Identity and the Military

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning), the U.S. Army Private who was convicted of leaking classified government documents, said in a statement yesterday that she wants to live the rest of her life as a female and hopes to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. Michael Silverman, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, joins us to talk about the challenges Manning will face as a transgender military inmate and how Manning's gender identity factored into her legal defense. 

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Radio Rookies

Battling Homophobia at East Side Community School

Saturday, June 29, 2013

At East Side Community School homophobia isn’t tolerated. Kids say that teasing and bullying are rare and when it does happen, teachers and fellow students get involved to stop it. The school has an active gay-straight alliance club, “Rainbow Bright”, and teachers strive to be inclusive in their curricula and language. But not all schools are so supportive of LGTBQ students and homophobia is everywhere.  Four East Side students want to find out what actually helps homophobic people change their minds to become more accepting.



PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Jeanne Manford, who founded a national movement aimed at helping families accept and support their gay children and friends, died Tuesday. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: What's So Wrong With Corporate Gay-Washing?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Is Nike, not always associated with human rights, trying to be a good corporate citizen? Or is it just a smart business strategy? Does it matter? 

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The Takeaway

Should the Olympics Champion Gay Rights?

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Olympic Games are intended to be a celebration of athletics with politics set aside. But over the years, the Olympics have served as a political forum as much as they’ve served as an athletic arena. And this year, at least one person is calling on the London Games to continue in this tradition and go political: Mark Stephens calls for the 2012 Olympics to serve as a forum for the promotion of LGBT rights.

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