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  • Gay rights group plans push for same-sex marriage in Florida

    Gay rights group plans push for same-sex marriage in Florida
    Equality Florida, the state gay rights organization, said Wednesday it’s launching new effort to enact gay marriage in the Sunshine State. It’s called “Get Engaged,” described as a “statewide call to action with the goal of...
  • South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states

    South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states
    The American Civil Liberties Union and its Florida affiliate announced Thursday they’ve filed a lawsuit on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Florida’s refusal to recognize their marriages performed in other states. One of the...
  • Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee

    Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee
    Original post | Sept. 25, 2013 Updated | Sept. 26, 2013 The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
  • Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society

    Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society
    A sweeping new study of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans finds that the overwhelming majority believe society has grown more accepting over the last decade — and will continue to do so in the decade to come. Yet many said they...
  • Mass same-sex wedding at Pride celebration 'a long time coming'

    Mass same-sex wedding at Pride celebration 'a long time coming'
    Lorie Young, her white veil neatly pulled over her eyes, tucked a handwritten note into the bouquet of blue and purple flowers she clutched as she waited for the ceremony to begin. Written on it were her wedding vows, the promises of a shared future...
  • Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery

    Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery
    Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87. Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • A city tour of LGBT history

    A city tour of LGBT history
    Stand on any corner. Close your eyes. Listen. So urges journalist and historian St. Sukie de la Croix in the introduction to his book, "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall." You'll hear, he writes, the "rat-tat-tat-tat of Al...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision

    Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision
    In a week filled with gay news, let's start with what didn't happen this week: Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage. Not that the lack of the decision -- or for that matter, any hint as to what the decision will be -- stopped preemptive...
  • Christian leader says others to fill void of Exodus International

    Christian leader says others to fill void of Exodus International
    One of the nation’s most powerful conservative Christian groups said it was not discouraged by Exodus International head Alan Chamber’s announcement that his ministry was closing because there are others to take its place. While Exodus...
  • For the record

    Exodus International: In the June 21 Section A, an article about the closing of Exodus International, a ministry in the "gay cure" movement, mistakenly attributed a quote, "In more and more communities, churches are grappling with homosexuality in more...