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July 19, 2012

'We need to remember these people. Tell some friends about these incredible lives'

During the height of the AIDS crisis, Peter Staley was one of the most visible faces of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP.

A rising star as a bond trader in New York City and deeply closeted, he became infected with HIV and joined the front lines of activism. He even debated safe sex with conservative columnist Pat Buchanan on CNN.

Staley's remarkable story is one of many that are touched on in the new documentary How to Survive a Plague which had an emotional screening at LA's Outfest Film Festival on Wednesday (18 July).

January 17, 2012

Leader of Roman Catholic Church in Chicago turns 75, required to offer to step down

Cardinal Francis George turned 75 this week and has submitted his letter of resignation to Pope Benedict XVI.

But the controversial leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago is not resigning over the flap he caused by comparing LGBT activists in Chicago to the Ku Klux Klan.

The resignation is mandatory when a cardinal turns 75. It is up to the Pope to accept it or not.

January 8, 2012

Protest against Cardinal George is canceled

A planned protest against Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has been called off.

The leader of the United State's third largest city's  archdiocese has been in hot water since Christmas Day when he compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan. Despite multiple requests to take back the words, the cardinal repeated his claim. George finally offered an apology this weekend.

January 6, 2012

LGBT groups to demonstrate against Chicago's Catholic leader for comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan

A group of LGBT activists in Chicago plan to demonstrate against Cardinal Francis George on Sunday in an effort to get the leader of the city's Catholic Church to apologize for comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan.

Participating in a demonstration in front of Holy Name Cathedral will be the Rainbow Sash Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement who have the  support of Equality Illinois.

December 30, 2011

Truth Wins Out's ad demanding Catholic leader's resignation will appear in Sunday's edition of the Chicago Tribune

Chicago's Archbishop Francis George is standing by his analogy comparing the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan leading Truth Wins Out to step-up pressure on him to resign.

The nonprofit organization, which fights against anti-LGBT extremism, is placing a full page ad in Sunday's Chicago Tribune with the headline 'Hey, Cardinal Francis George, Gay is not like the KKK.'

December 28, 2011

Cardinal Francis George had likened gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan

Cardinal Francis George does not want Chicago's Gay Pride Parade route to go by one of the city's oldest Roman Catholic chuches even though it is located just outside the city's famous Boystown neighborhood.

The LGBT community is calling for the resignation of Chicago's Roman Catholic leader is under fire for saying he believes the June parade could lead to a situation where marchers morph 'into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.'

December 28, 2011

Chicago Cardinal Francis George's conciliatory tone on Christmas Day is now gone and calls for his ouster grow louder

Cardinal Francis George is now reiterating his controversial comparison of LGBT activists in Chicago to the Ku Klux Klan and calls for his resignation are growing louder.

The head of the city's Roman Catholic Church had appeared to be toning down his position on Christmas Day but in a statement on the Archdiocese of Chicago's website this week, he not only repeated the comparison, but expanded upon it.