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Gay Rights Movement Mourns

Dick Leitsch, a founding father of the gay rights movement, has died in New York. He was 83. Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising. Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, …

Mary McAleese

Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese will take part in the Dublin Pride march on June 30. The theme for the Pride event is ‘We Are Family’, and she has clearly taken it to heart, saying that most of her extended family plans to attend. McAleese said she would march with her son, Justin, and his …

EU Countries Recognise Foreign Same-Sex Marriages

The European Court of Justice has ruled that all European Union member states must recognise the residency rights of married same-sex couples. The case involved Romanian activist Adrian Coman and his American husband Claibourn Robert Hamilton, who had been living in the United States for four years before marrying in Belgium in 2010. When they …

Gay Rights Lawyer

Prominent gay rights lawyer David S. Buckel died in New York on Saturday after setting himself on fire in a protest against environmental destruction. The charred remains of Buckel, 60, were found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Buckel had spent the bulk of his career fighting for gay rights, including serving as the marriage project director …