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Mixner, David
Although he has mostly worked behind the scenes, as an organizer and consultant and campaign manager, David Mixner has been described as one of the great activists of our time.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Founded in 1977 as the Lesbian Rights Project, the National Center for Lesbian Rights is a public interest law firm committed to advancing the civil and human rights of glbtq people through litigation, advocacy, and education.
Nkoli, Tseko Simon
Simon Nkoli was both the founder of South Africa's black gay movement and a prominent participant in the campaign for black freedom.
Nursing
Nursing, which has been both welcoming and hostile to gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered, is important to glbtq history.
Signorile, Michelangelo
Michelangelo Signorile is a prolific, and often provocative, writer and activist whose books and articles, radio show, newspaper columns, and website champion the cause of glbtq rights.
Voeller, Bruce
American activist and scientist Bruce Voeller was a leader in both the gay rights movement and the fight against AIDS.
Wilson, Douglas
Canadian human rights activist Douglas Wilson is also remembered as the life partner of American-Canadian writer/performer Peter McGehee; together they married activism with art and entertainment.
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Long-distance swimmer and respected sports commentator has in more recent years spoken out on issues of glbtq rights.
 
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