Photo of Bayard Rustin, leader of the March on Washington in 1963

California Pardons Gay Civil Rights Leader in New Initiative

SACRAMENTO — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned Rustin ...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Asked to Pardon Late Gay Rights Leader

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King...
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John Oliver’s Parody Book Among Most ‘Challenged’ Works

NEW YORK — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marl...
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Will Kansas Send Gay, Native American Democrat to Congress?

TOPEKA, Kan. — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-ca...