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Macklemore Attacked For Support Of Trayvon Martin At AMA Awards

by David Badash ● 4:12 PM November 25, 2013
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Macklemore, at the AMA’s last night, voiced support for Trayvon Martin and protested racism, which made the Tea Party’s failed GOP Congressman Allen West go ballistic.

Civil Rights

Sally Ride And Bayard Rustin To Be Awarded Presidential Medals Of Freedom

by David Badash ● 5:45 PM August 8, 2013
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Two LGBT icons, Sally Ride and Bayard Rustin, are among the sixteen American heroes whom President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Civil Rights

Edie Windsor, David Boies, Kenji Yoshino Highlight LGBT Inclusive NYU Graduation At Yankee Stadium

by David Badash ● 2:57 PM May 24, 2013
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Edie Windsor, David Boies, and Kenji Yoshino were the highlights of this year’s New York University graduation, making LGBT civil rights and same-sex marriage a strong and welcome focus.

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Let’s Cheer Our Own: White House To Honor 10 Openly LGBT Government Officials Tomorrow, As ‘Harvey Milk Champions of Change’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:47 AM May 21, 2013
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Ten members of the LGBT community who have “demonstrated a strong commitment to both equality and public service” will be recognized by the White House tomorrow. On such a rare occasion, let’s make sure we lend our applause, and don’t allow the honor to pass unnoticed.

Education

Right Wing Education Reform Org: We Didn’t Know Our ‘Reformer Of The Year’ Was Anti-Gay

by David Badash ● 10:10 AM April 30, 2013
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StudentsFirst yesterday was forced to issue a statement on Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, after having awarded the bill’s author and top House sponsor, Rep. John Ragan, the “Reformer Of The Year” award.