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  • Dancing across gender roles

    Dancing across gender roles
    David Parsons' in-progress dance piece, "EK90," officially celebrates the 90th birthday of a world-renowned artist. But to Parsons, it represents the birth of a movement — one that's grown fitfully over the years and now looks to have more...
  • Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

    Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics
    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “We can be absolutely sure...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
  • Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized

    Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized
    When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union
    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
  • IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi

    IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone.  On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the...
  • Confusion, celebration in Wisconsin as same-sex marriage legalized

    Confusion, celebration in Wisconsin as same-sex marriage legalized
    On Friday, for the fifth time since winter, a judge threw out a state's ban on gay marriage and let the ruling take immediate effect, prompting a wave of confusion and celebration statewide. The latest state to see its gay couples galvanized into...
  • LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood

    LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood
    In the crowd watching the annual L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday, Raymond Sylvester could hardly keep the smile off his face. Sylvester, 74, was at the first parade in 1970, when it was so controversial that members of the Los Angeles Police Commission...
  • A good reason to #EndFathersDay: It's a gendered holiday

    A good reason to #EndFathersDay: It's a gendered holiday
    Although I’m a dad, I think it’s time to put an end to Father’s Day. When I was a kid, I always saw myself throwing a Frisbee with my future children. But when I came out at USC in 1992, gay parenting was still in the closet. My...
  • May Department Stores heir gives Los Angeles LGBT Center $6.5 million

    The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center — which this week changed its name to the Los Angeles LGBT Center — has received the largest gift ever given to an LGBT organization by a living person: $6.5 million. Anita May Rosenstein, 60, of...