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  • Harvey Milk stamp draws crowds, brisk sales in San Francisco

    Crowds lined up outside the Castro post office in San Francisco on Thursday to be among the first to purchase a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay-rights activist Harvey Milk. The new "forever" stamp was unveiled on what would have been...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • Dustin Lance Black tells a story at Pasadena college ceremony: His

    Dustin Lance Black tells a story at Pasadena college ceremony: His
    "Hoo!” Dustin Lance Black told the graduating class of Pasadena City College. “I made it!” Yes he did, and with that opening line, the screenwriter and LGBT activist brought something of a close to an embarrassing chapter for the...
  • Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

    Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say
    A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women. The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...
  • 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

    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...
  • In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade

    Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
  • 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...
  • How "The Addams Family" was born again...and again.

    How "The Addams Family" was born again...and again.
    Taking cartoon panels from the page to the stage was a tricky thing for "The Addams Family." For the musical-comedy coming to Broward Center April 9 through 21, it wasn't the whole bizarro-macabre thing that was the challenge for the show’s book...