Logo Network to Honor Gay Rights Leaders

May 21, 2014 11:18 AM

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The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree.

"Trailblazers" will air June 26, a year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision denying federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Edie Windsor brought the case to the courts after getting a $363,000 federal tax bill following her partner's death.

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