Equality Forum to explore LGBT topics

Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer at a news conference last December after being defrocked. He is one of the speakers at this weekend's Equality Forum 22d annual LGBT rights gathering.In the summer of 1965, a group of activists descended upon Independence Hall, demanding equal rights for the gay community. The demonstrations, which were among the first organized pushes for LGBT equality, helped to lay the groundwork for the Stonewall riots in New York City four years later.

This weekend, thousands of gay rights advocates are set to keep that spirit of activism alive in Philadelphia. Starting Thursday, the city will host the Equality Forum’s 22d annual global summit, an international, weekend-long LGBT rights event.

>> Read More