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By Catherine Caperello

Equality Forum: Eugene Robinson Tells His Story

A few months ago, after years of controversy over his appointment as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, Eugene Robinson gave the opening invocation at an inaugural concert honoring Barack Obama. As he sat 20 feet away from the soon-to-be president, Robinson said Tuesday night, one thought came to mind: "You've come a long way baby."

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Posted Apr. 29, 2009 | Comments: 0

State of the Gay Union

Jacob Kaskey, policy and outreach coordinator for Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, says that the movement for LGBT rights is gaining momentum. “It’s an exciting time for the LGBT movement because you have a lot of states taking really positive steps toward providing equality for all of their citizens, whether passing protection against discrimination or providing marriage equality.”

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Posted Apr. 28, 2009 | Comments: 1

Amsel Bright

Richard Amsel’s original drawings for movie posters are featured in a retrospective exhibition at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The multimedia exhibit is a celebration of the artist, who died of AIDS in 1985, and an introduction to the Richard Amsel Illustration Collection, recently donated to UArts by longtime Amsel friend Dorian Hannaway.

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Posted Apr. 28, 2009 | Comments: 0

Task Force Field

PW talked to Equality Forum panelist Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, about what lies ahead for LGBT activism in 2009.

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Posted Apr. 28, 2009 | Comments: 0

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