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  • Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance

    Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance
    In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law
    Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
  • California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?

    California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?
    California has once again found itself in the national headlines -- this time for a new law involving transgender students. As The Times' Patrick McGreevy wrote on PolitiCal, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill allowing "students in California...
  • Effort to preserve Baltimore's gay history is underway

    Effort to preserve Baltimore's gay history is underway
    In the midst of sorting a mound of yellowed newspapers in the hot attic of a century-old building in Mount Vernon, Arnie VandeBrake would occasionally pause, caught up by letters from the volatile early days of the gay rights movement. "The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala

    Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala
    Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas. Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
  • @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans

    @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans
    The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual...
  • On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.

    On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.
    What’s the best way for celebrities to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay regime and its homophobic disciples? Should they take actor Wentworth Miller’s approach and forgo any appearances in Russia until the country has done away...