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  • Preparing for the Sochi Winter Olympics

    The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • GLAAD slams 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson for 'vile' remarks

    GLAAD slams 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson for 'vile' remarks
    GLAAD has condemned "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson in the wake of inflammatory remarks about gay people.  In January's issue of GQ, Robertson said that "homosexual offenders" will not "inherit the Kingdom of God" and unfavorably compared "a man's...
  • A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

    "Duck Dynasty" has been made whole again. A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, which was imposed last week after inflammatory comments about gay and black people made to a national...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in...
  • Utah weighs impact of ruling allowing gay marriage

    SALT LAKE CITY — Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time. But he never dreamed it would reach here....
  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float

    Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float
    The first same-sex wedding in the history of the Tournament of Roses Parade went off without a hitch -- except for the planned one -- despite threats of protests and days of opposition on social media. "Congratulations and our best wishes to Aubrey...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star used anti-gay comments in 2010 speech

    'Duck Dynasty' star used anti-gay comments in 2010 speech
    "Duck Dynasty" family members say they are considering withdrawing from the series over A&E's suspension of patriarch Phil Robertson for anti-gay comments, joining many conservatives leaping to his defense. Robertson, the patriarch of the backwater...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...