| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood.
This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
| May 29, 2013
As the next presentation in its quarterly series of films that builds upon the Characters Unite public service campaign, USA Network will air a special broadcast of the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk Saturday, June 1, at 8pm ET/PT. Milk will air in...
| Mar 15, 2013
The effort to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk got a little wind under its wings this week, when the city's legislative analyst reported that the cost would be just a fraction of earlier estimates. After...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:31 AM
Joe Boylan was sitting with Jimmy Patsos at last Saturday's Loyola-Duke lacrosse game when the former athletic director asked the man he had hired as the school's basketball coach eight years ago if he had any preference as to where Greyhounds would...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Jul 2, 2011
Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66.
Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Richard Heyman was a gay man living in Key West and he made headlines back in 1983.
That was the year he became the first openly gay mayor in the United States, right on the cusp of the AIDS epidemic and in the wake of the Anita Bryant campaign just one...
| May 26, 2012
| 6:33 PM
On Memorial Day, we will again honor Americans who died in service to their country. Many of these men and women were, of course, gay, serving under that shameful compromise known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and in deeper secrecy before that.