US artist and activist Gilbert Baker, best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65, his longtime friend announced on social media.
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The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” The lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and the Rev. Holly Clark-Porter intertwined in perhaps an even more extraordinarily spiritual way, as the couple walked down the aisle at Delaware’s Presbyterian Church to become ordained Christian ministers.
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Per an annual list just released by 'The Advocate'. The Advocate‘s annual list of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the United States, just released this week, has a new No. 1: Dayton, Ohio. (Pictured, DaytonOhio. Gay Men's Chorus to premier musical about life of Harvey Milk)
For this year’s list of the “Queerest Cities in America,” the outlet gave cities points for things like how trans-inclusive they are, the existence of LGBT-friendly Jewish and Muslim houses of worship and whether they hosted tours of Broadway hits like Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon and Wicked. The Advocate divided the total points by the population to get a “per capita LGBT quotient.” (LGBT-friendly hubs like New York City and San Francisco are excluded.)
The top five “Queerest Cities” of 2015 are:
1. Dayton, Ohio
2. Atlanta, Ga.
3. West Palm Beach, Fla.
4. Lansing, Mich.
5. Madison, Wisc.
Read more at The Advocate.