Check out photographs of the black gay civil rights leader throughout his lifetime.
Read this exclusive 1986 interview between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam about gay rights, which is now available in the republished book Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin.
The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.
Here's a rundown on the man responsible for one of the largest peaceful demonstrations in American history.
Dr. Martin Luther King's key advisor receives highest civilian honor 25 years after his death.
Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of his birth, a new book shares the correspondence Martin Luther King Jr.'s right-hand man, Bayard Rustin, known as the "lost prophet" of the Civil Rights Movement.