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  • Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter

    Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter
    Frank M. Robinson, a Chicago-born author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87. Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at...
  • Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies

    WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited. The opinion...
  • Same-sex marriage: Which films moved the needle?

    Same-sex marriage: Which films moved the needle?
    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,...
  • Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage

    Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage
    Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate, said he supported the Supreme Court’s ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage in California, and said that same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights and...
  • Film Review: 'Lovelace' revisits a hardcore touchstone

    Film Review: 'Lovelace' revisits a hardcore touchstone
    In 1972, a cheap ($25,000) hardcore porn film named “Deep Throat” became all the rage among the sort of middle-class New Yorkers who previously would not have been caught dead at a porn theater. When the New York Times wrote about the...
  • GLAAD finds few gay characters in movies

    For nearly two decades GLAAD has tracked the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on television. Now, the organization is turning its attention to the movies. The "Studio Responsibility Index," released by the media monitoring...
  • Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'

    Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'
    Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists. The list of newsy operas, which...
  • Harvey Milk's nephew hails gay marriage decisions

    Harvey Milk's nephew hails gay marriage decisions
    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. Milk...
  • Records break as heat wave intensifies; 122 in Palm Springs

    Records break as heat wave intensifies; 122 in Palm Springs
    More records broke Saturday as a heat wave kept its grips on California and the West. According to the National Weather Service, several desert and Inland Empire communities set new records for this day of the year, including Palm Springs (122 degrees),...
  • Gay pride parade participants dress as Supreme Court justices to celebrate

    Gay pride parade participants dress as Supreme Court justices to celebrate
    One group of gay-marriage supporters was so hopeful that the Supreme Court would rule in their favor Wednesday that they pre-ordered a set of black robes to sport during the gay pride weekend festivities in San Francisco. The five men and women donned...
  • Man found stabbed to death in El Monte

    Man found stabbed to death in El Monte
    A man was found stabbed to death Saturday in a wash in El Monte. The victim was found about 3:35 p.m. near the 3500 block of Santa Anita Avenue. El Monte police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives were still at the scene into...