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The Most Powerful Quotes From LGBT Icons And Allies In 2013

Inspiring words from the people who helped make history this year.

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"The Civil Rights Agenda and our team is behind you and is working our little butts off to make sure that Illinois is the next state that recognizes all of our families," said LGBT rights activist Rick Garcia at a rally in January. Watch full speech here.

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Singer Elton John performed a concert in Moscow this December. On stage, the singer spoke out against Russia’s anti-gay laws and made a special dedication to 23-year-old Vladislav Tornovoi.

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President Obama delivered a thirty-minuty speech honoring and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have A Dream” speech.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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