Gay Icons and History: August 2013

ruth_bader_ginsburg.jpg (PostBlurb)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Wed Same-Sex Couple

Filed by John M. Becker | August 30, 2013 | 6:15 PM | comments

This weekend, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court justice in history to officiate a same-sex wedding ceremony.Read More

darren_manzella2.jpg (PostBlurb)

Darren Manzella, Soldier Who Fought DADT, Dead at 36

Filed by John M. Becker | August 30, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Darren Manzella, the army medic who made history as the first openly gay servicemember to speak to the press from a war zone while on active duty, was killed in an car accident yesterday.Read More

Sarria-Milk-Mavis.jpg (PostBlurb)

Courage & Optimism: 'Nellie Queen' José Julio Sarria

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 21, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

Perhaps Sarria has not been as revered as his pre-Stonewall peers because he challenged society's attitudes while sometimes wearing a dress, but he founded and presided over the International Court System - an organization second only to Metropolitan Community Church in size and scope. Read More

pink_triangle_tattoo.jpg (PostBlurb)

Israel Erecting Monument to Gay Holocaust Victims

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Israel's memorial to gay Holocaust victims - the first in the country dedicated to honoring victims who wore a badge other than the yellow star - will be dedicated later this year.Read More

cisgender.jpg (PostBlurb)

Think 'Cisgender' Is a New Word? Think Again

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2013 | 11:45 AM | comments

I've never understood the faux outrage from some gays and lesbians about the word "cisgender."Read More

king-rustin.jpg (PostBlurb)

Bayard Rustin to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Filed by John M. Becker | August 08, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

The White House announced today that the venerable Bayard Rustin will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor.Read More