| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Stuart Milk, the nephew of Harvey Milk and a gay rights activist, said the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act decisions are huge victories.
"This was the crowning touch on what has been an awe-inspiring 12 months," he said.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Network television had its share of watershed gay-rights moments over the last several decades — “Roseanne,” “Ellen,” “Will and Grace.” All of these sought to integrate gay relationships into mainstream sitcoms,...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CANNES, France--Even by the standards of 20th-century postmodernists, William Faulkner is considered a difficult, if not unfilmable, moviemaking challenge. His sentences can be fractured, his action can be interior and his points-of-view often splatter...
| Nov 11, 2010
Who doesn't want to be relevant? It's a step toward contentment, a way to stay charged and, in this season, a key to predicting the Oscars.
FOR THE RECORD:
Oscar voting: The Oscar Watcher's Notebook in the Nov. 11 edition of The...
| Feb 27, 2011
There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again.
| May 17, 2011
| 3:45 PM
AIDS activist and gay rights leader Cleve Jones has sold his Palm Springs home for $380,000.
The 1935 cottage-style home, in the Warm Sands area, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Including a one-bedroom guesthouse, the property has 1,956 square feet...
| Sep 19, 2010
Wallace Turner, a tenacious investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 with the Portland Oregonian and later became a bureau chief in San Francisco and Seattle for the New York Times, has died. He was 89.
Turner died Saturday at Sacred Heart...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:37 PM
James Franco says, 'I'm not gay': The "Howl" and "Milk" star told The Advocate he's not a stoner, either, which brings his "Pineapple Express" performance up to Oscar caliber. [The Advocate] Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi calls Lindsay Lohan comparison "harsh":...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Some 30-plus years after his death, Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected public official in California, continues to focus the publicâs fascination â and outrage. Patricia Loughreyâs âDear Harvey,â presented by the Beat Project at the Lee...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Many Oscarologists like myself and Steve Pond (The Wrap) believe that the chief rival to "The Social Network" for best picture at the Oscars is "The King's Speech." The film looks like such a classic Oscar champ that, even before "The King's Speech"...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Two contenders seem to be out front to win the Oscar for lead actress: Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right") and Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"). Both rivals have the Cool Factor and significant camps rooting for them to win. Bening's performance as...