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The Stonewall Uprising was a series of street demonstrations by the LGBT population against the police that centered around the gay club known as the Stonewall Inn. The demonstrations began spontaneously early in the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, when the morals police carried out a more muscular than usual raid on the club. On the first night hundreds of protestors forced the police to retreat inside the club they had raided. When the trapped police were rescued by the Tactical Patrol Force, more commonly known as the riot police, a fight for control of the streets around the Stonewall club ensued. This contest endured for a total of six nights, eventually involving thousands of protestors, an effort to claim, to use more recent terminology, LGBT space.
Chicago author, motivational speaker and advocate Patrick Dati has joined forces with domestic violence survivors champion Denise Brown, eldest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson.
On September 18 and 19, Donald Trump addressed world leaders at the opening of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly in New York. Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, reacted to Trump’s address.
In an effort to be true to herself and spotlight an often invisible human rights issue, internationally acclaimed fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele has announced that she is intersex and will advocate for intersex bodily autonomy alongside the non-profit organisation, interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth.
The United Nations mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been safeguarded despite hostile contestation at the 71st Session of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Sam’s East, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. on behalf of a transgender woman who faced workplace discrimination at a Sam’s Club store in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Sam’s Club is a membership-only retail warehouse chain owned by Sam’s East, Inc., a subsidiary of Walmart.
Three-day conference gathers significant speakers and panelists from around the globe.
Four new major American companies have become the latest to endorse the Equality Act, federal legislation that would establish full, federal equality for all LGBT Americans. In doing so, these leading companies - IBM, Oracle, Orbitz, and Symantec - made clear that they believe all LGBT Americans should have the protections from discrimination in federal law that they deserve.
Acclaimed bipartisan legal duo announce support on eve of the introduction of the Equality Act in Congress.
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce ignores overwhelming outcry from business community as 200+ CEOs and major business leaders now call for repeal of HB 2.
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