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Gay Rights And The Stonewall Riots

Jun 27, 2019
Stonewall Columbus

The Stonewall Riots of 1969 are considered the catalysts for the modern-day gay rights movenment.

It's been 50 years since the histroic riots, which began when police raided a gay bar in New York City called Stonewall Inn.

Tody on All Sides, a look back at the time of Stonewall, what triggered the protests and the remaing hurdles for gay rights in Columbus and across the contry.

Michael Lee / WOSU

Megan Bursey noticed something different about Columbus when she visited her girlfriend last December.

“There were just pride flags everywhere and 'Make America Gay Again’ flags," Bursey says. "I was looking for a bicycle and all the bike stores had flags everywhere and it was really nice to see that. People were very openly gay, which was very comforting, too.”

Pride 2018: Minorities Within the LGBTQ Community

Jun 14, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Columbus will have two Pride celebrations this weekend. This comes a year after a group of activists staged a protest at Stonewall's Pride Parade. They formed a human chain across the parade route to bring awareness to violence and the lack of inclusion of LGBTQ communities of color.

Four activists were arrested, and three were charged with misdemeanors. In the fallout, Stonewall's program coordinator resigned in protest and the executive director retired. 

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

Sep 3, 2015
Kim Davis
Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

10:00 The Olympics start on Friday, and Russia's already set a world record for the most expensive Olympics in history. But what has $50 billion built? This hour we'll talk about the tense social, economic and political climate looming over the games. Plus we'll gain some insight into Russia's recent anti-gay laws, and a long history of intolerance. Guests

Gay Rights in Ohio

Jan 25, 2011

The Daily Beast recently ranked Ohio as one of the least tolerant states on gay rights.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Nov 16, 2010

The current U.S. policy toward gays in the military is being challenged in the courts and in Congress. Arguments for and against lifting the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, with Human Rights Campaign (HRC) deputy legislative director David Stacy, Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane and retired Marine staff sergeant Eric Alva, the first soldier wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom, who is gay.

The federal court ruling striking down California's ballot proposition 8, which provided that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," with Outlook Columbus media director Michael Daniels, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law professor Marc Spindelman and Office of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance Defense Fund senior counsel and senior vice-president Jordan Lorence.

Advocates Push Gay-Rights Bill

Mar 11, 2008

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers says a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation has its best chance of passage this year.

A small but growing coalition of legislators say they intend to lobby strongly for a law that would add gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals to those protected from discrimination in hiring, credit and housing.