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  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thomas Bach,...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia

    Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia
    It's the end of a long week, and your favorite bourbon, neat, sounds like a fantastic idea. If you happen to be in West Hollywood for drinks tonight, that cocktail could help support gay rights in Russia.  Some of the bars and restaurants in the area...
  • Lawyers Boies, Olson should exit same-sex marriage fight

    Eons ago, OK, 1996, I was a fresh-faced summer associate at the venerable white shoe law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. As part of their civilizing mission for law students, the firm not only taught us how to drink dry martinis but urged us...
  • 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...
  • Adam Shankman Sells 1960s Gay Rights Drama to HBO

    Following its recent adaptation of Larry Kramer's AIDS-era play "The Normal Heart" for a TV movie, HBO has announced another period project centered around gay rights. Adam Shankman ("Rock of Ages," "Hairspray") and Dave Kajganich ("A Bigger Splash,"...
  • 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...
  • Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights

    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly gay...
  • Arkansas judge fixes 'clerical error,' officially OKing gay marriage

    Same-sex marriages were expected to resume Thursday in parts of Arkansas after a local judge clarified a ruling he made last week that had left county clerks confused as to whether the state’s ban on gay marriage had really been struck down....
  • First same-sex couple to get marriage license marks 10th anniversary

    Under an awning outside City Hall in Cambridge, Mass., as a street sweeper roared around midnight, Marcia Hams and Susan Shepherd wondered if someone would try to shoot them. That night a decade ago, they were the first and only people in line to become...