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A veteran came out as gay in his obituary. Now, his family is praising his final 'salute'

The niece of Edward Thomas Ryan, the decorated military veteran who came out as gay in his obituary, is proud her uncle "got to open doors for other people."

Retired firefighter and veteran comes out as gay — in his obituary

Edward Thomas Ryan apologized for not having had the courage to come out in life, but the mistreatment he saw gay people experience deterred him.

Lynn Conway, pioneering transgender computer scientist and activist, dies at 86

Conway was fired by IBM in 1968 for transitioning, but she went on to make major advances in her field, such as revolutionizing the chip design process.

California political activist couple Peggy Moore and Hope Wood killed in car crash

They met while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, worked for numerous other candidates, and later founded a consulting firm.

Andre Braugher’s Onscreen Husband Pays Tribute to the Late Actor

Tributes pour in for the beloved Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor remembered for his talent, kindness, and enduring legacy.

Remembering Norman Lear and His Pioneering LGBTQ-Inclusive Shows

Lear featured some of the first gay characters on TV and founded the liberal advocacy organization People for the American Way.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies at 96

“Rosalynn was my partner in everything,” former President Jimmy Carter said. “Her wisdom and support were my constant companions.”

When the First Friend Goes

Matthew Perry’s death is a reminder of when the first in our tribes passes away, and the fragility of our friendships and mortalities.

Remembering the Great, Gay Filmmaker Terence Davies, a Poet of Cinema

Davies, considered one of the finest filmmakers of his generation, leaves a legacy of beautiful, haunting movies.

Gay Philadelphia Journalist, Josh Kruger, Shot to Death in His Home

Kruger had written for The Advocate, Plus, and several Philadelphia publications.

Ken Keechl, Groundbreaking Florida Gay Politician, Dead at 60

Keechl was the first out gay member of the Broward County Commission and the county's first gay mayor.

Tangerine Summers, Beloved Georgia Drag Queen, Has Died

Summers, who lived in Macon, Ga., had one of the longest drag careers in the region.

Josh Seiter, Bi 'Bachelorette' Contestant, Has Died at 36

Seiter, who came out as bisexual in June, had been open about his mental health struggles.


Meghan Buell, Founder of Indiana Trans Organization, Dead at 58

“The happiest moment in my life was the day I was able to stand up and say, ‘I am transgender,’” Buell once said.

Angus Cloud, Star of 'Euphoria,' Dies at 25

Cloud died just a week after the death of his father.

Pee-wee Herman Actor Paul Reubens Dead at 70

He delighted LGBTQ+ audiences and others with his quirky, innocent character.

Jonathan D. Lewis, Gay Activist Against Prop. 8 and DADT, Dead at 64

Lewis provided funding for GetEQUAL and was on the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, among many other activist and philanthropic endeavors.

Steven Pieters, Longtime HIV Activist Interviewed by Tammy Faye Bakker, Dies at 71

Pieters was a minister in the Metropolitan Community Church and a volunteer with many AIDS nonprofits.

Sue Johanson, Who Gave Witty Sex Advice, Dead at 92

Johanson counseled audiences on all things sexual on call-in TV shows in both the U.S. and Canada.

Susan Love, Outspoken Lesbian Doctor and Breast Cancer Expert, Dies at 75

Love's innovative ideas on breast cancer detection and treatment will survive.