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  • Lunch with an ex-con: How about it, Loretta Lynch?

    Lunch with an ex-con: How about it, Loretta Lynch?
    As an ex-con, I was thrilled to witness Pope Francis take in an impromptu lunch with 90 inmates — 10 of whom were invited from an area of the jail that housed gay, transgender or HIV-positive prisoners — at a detention center in Poggiorale,...
  • Retraction of gay marriage study leaves L.A. canvassers feeling jilted

    Laura Gardiner knew she was making a difference with her work. As national mentoring coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Leadership Lab, she and her colleagues had toiled to train 1,000 volunteers who had fanned out across Los Angeles and...
  • John B. Shock Jr.

    John B. Shock Jr.
    John B. Shock Jr., who as a deputy superintendent for Baltimore County public schools implemented the system's zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy for students in the 1970s, died May 14 of complications from dementia at Brightview Assisted Living in...
  • Who's to blame when fake science gets published?

    Who's to blame when fake science gets published?
    The now-discredited study got headlines because it offered hope. It seemed to prove that our sense of empathy, our basic humanity, could overcome prejudice and bridge seemingly irreconcilable differences. It was heartwarming, and it was utter bunkum....
  • Transgender model Hari Nef hits the big time

    Transgender model Hari Nef hits the big time
    If you follow fashion, get ready to learn the name Hari Nef. The recent graduate of Columbia University in New York reportedly just signed on as a model with the industry's biggest agency, IMG, which also represents superstars Gisele Bundchen, Candice...
  • College feminists deserve praise, not scorn

    To the editor: Why is Meghan Daum so skeptical of feminists who are trying to shed light on chronic sexual harassment and rape on college campuses? Young women who share their painful stories of rape and trauma should be praised for their courage; their...
  • Robert M. 'Robbie' Goldman

    Robert M. 'Robbie' Goldman
    Robert M. "Robbie" Goldman, former managing partner of the old Baltimore law firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, whose legal career spanned more than half a century, died Friday of complications of an infection at the Blakehurst Retirement...
  • Ocean View seniors sign on to higher education

    Ocean View seniors sign on to higher education
    Seniors at Ocean View High School showed teachers and parents their commitment to higher education by declaring the institutions they plan to attend after graduation. About 350 seniors signed a banner sporting logos from universities, community colleges,...
  • Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape

    Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape
    It's a striking juxtaposition, to say the least. In the news this week we've seen photos of hundreds of girls and young women, many of them pregnant, recently rescued from captivity and sexual slavery at the hands of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Joseph A. Matera, Md. Legal Aid director

    Joseph A. Matera, Md. Legal Aid director
    Joseph Anthony Matera, an attorney who expanded Maryland Legal Aid when he headed the agency, died of an infection Saturday at Pacifica Senior Living Skilled Nursing Facility in Oakland, Calif. The former Hunting Ridge resident was 83. Born in White...