Joyce Brothers: The Evolution of an LGBT Ally
May 13 2013 8:06 PM ET

Joyce Brothers: The Evolution of an LGBT Ally

Trudy Ring

The well-known psychologist went from advising 'ex-gay' therapy to being unequivocally supportive of LGBT people.

Film Critic, LGBT Supporter Roger Ebert Dies
April 04 2013 4:11 PM ET

Film Critic, LGBT Supporter Roger Ebert Dies

Trudy Ring

Ebert wrote political commentary as well as movie reviews, and in a recent column on his Catholicism, he expressed disagreement with the church's antigay stance.

Richard Griffiths, Star of 'Withnail & I' and 'History Boys,' Dies at 65
March 29 2013 6:17 PM ET

Richard Griffiths, Star of Withnail & I and History Boys, Dies at 65

Trudy Ring

Well known for portraying Harry Potter's obnoxious uncle, Griffiths also played noteworthy gay roles.

March 07 2013 3:37 PM ET

Entertainer Rudy de la Mor Dead at 73

Bonnie Franklin, Actress and Ally, Dies at 69
March 01 2013 6:33 PM ET

Bonnie Franklin, Actress and Ally, Dies at 69

Trudy Ring

The actress, who played a feminist character in One Day at a Time, was one in real life, and also an LGBT rights supporter.

WATCH: Remembering Gay Pianist Van Cliburn
February 28 2013 4:51 PM ET

WATCH: Remembering Gay Pianist Van Cliburn

Sunnivie Brydum

The American-born pianist became a beacon for positive U.S.-Soviet relations when he won first place at a Soviet Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1958.

Sexual Freedom Activist Dan Massey Dead at 70
January 28 2013 7:08 PM ET

Longtime Sexual Freedom Activist Dies at 70

Nick Pachelli

A sexual freedom leader passes away.

Lesbian Author-Scholar Julia Penelope Dead at 71
January 24 2013 4:25 PM ET

Lesbian Author-Scholar Julia Penelope Dead at 71

Trudy Ring

Prolific author Penelope, a feminist and separatist, was also active in the Green Party and once ran for Congress on the Green ticket.

NLGJA President Michael Triplett Dead at 48
January 17 2013 9:01 PM ET

NLGJA President Michael Triplett Dead at 48

Trudy Ring

Triplett, who had been president just a few months but had long been involved with the group, died today after a struggle with cancer.

Dear Abby, Gay-Friendly Advice Columnist, Dead at 94
January 17 2013 7:29 PM ET

Dear Abby, Gay-Friendly Advice Columnist, Dead at 94

Trudy Ring

Pauline Phillips, who wrote the Dear Abby column for many years, often advocated for acceptance of LGBT people.

The Internet Mourns the Aaron Swartz Suicide
January 13 2013 12:40 PM ET

The Internet Mourns Aaron Swartz's Suicide

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The popular web activist, who refused to label his sexuality, had battled depression and a police investigation in recent years.

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies at 92
January 08 2013 5:48 PM ET

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies at 92

Michelle Garcia

After her son was beaten during a gay rights protest in 1972, Jeanne Manford spoke out: "I have a homosexual son, and I love him."

Popular California TV Host Huell Howser Dead at 67
January 07 2013 6:05 PM ET

Huell Howser, Popular California TV Host, Dead at 67

Trudy Ring

The folksy Howser, who inspired parodies but was loved by viewers, had recently announced his retirement.

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