| Mar 21, 2014
The show: "The Book of Mormon" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The arrival of the national tour of Broadway's biggest musical hit in years.
First impressions: Does the hit live up to the hype? Has the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Fred Phelps, who was perhaps the United States' most provocative anti-gay activist, died this week, but there was no celebrating on the other side of the phone when the Los Angeles Times reached one of Kansas' top LGBT advocates on Thursday.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Fred Phelps once told me, "I'm the best friend that homosexuals have."
In a way, he had a point. Although it is only now, almost 21 years later to the day and with the news of Phelps' death all over the Internet, that I'd concede it.
He told me this...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
After dropping a campaign to create a city of Los Angeles health department separate from the county's, AIDS healthcare advocates instead petitioned election officials Monday to let...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:23 AM
A St. Cloud man was kicked out of a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game this week because he is HIV-positive.
Dakota Basinger, 21, had been playing league basketball all season for Florida Dream Sports, a league sponsored by the city of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:55 AM
City officials are starting to pore over thousands of signatures to determine whether a proposal for a Los Angeles city health commission could make it to the ballot -- the latest step in a battle by AIDS activists who argue Angelenos need more leverage...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall.
For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Los Angeles officials say a bid to create a city health commission has netted enough signatures to get onto the November ballot -- or to be approved outright by the City Council, if it chooses to do so.
Activists behind the plan argue that Angelenos...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:06 PM
John Duran gets the question over and over in his against-the-odds bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. People he meets on the campaign trail ask, "Where did you come from?"
The quick answer is West Hollywood....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...