| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, less than two months away, human rights and gay rights activists say it's still unclear if and how President Vladimir Putin's government will enforce during the games a recently enacted law that's...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 12:53 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent investigation into the implications of Russian law during next year's Sochi Games, they said.
Bach met Russian...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The team behind "Milk" -- director Gus Van Sant, writer Dustin Lance Black and producer Bruce Cohen -- will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a closing-night screening Nov. 30 of the 2008 film at the LGBT-themed festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side)...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade.
Playing master of ceremonies...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:02 PM
* Putin faced international outcry over gay "propaganda" law
* Law fuelled calls to boycott Sochi Olympics
* Putin has staked reputation on $50 bln Games
By Alexei Anishchuk
MOSCOW, Nov 20 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, who has
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:38 AM
After 50 years together, Patrick Bova and Jim Darby are familiar with what it's like to frantically hide photographs and other evidence of their relationship when co-workers or family visit. They have experienced the sting of a nurse denying one access to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Emily Trexler's excitement about the passage of Illinois gay marriage legislation goes beyond wanting to marry another woman someday. Her first concern is being able tell her family members, who hail from a socially conservative part of Georgia, that...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:36 AM
LOS ANGELES, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin said his late night talk show on cable news network MSNBC will be taken off the air on Friday and next week and apologized for comments that a gay rights group called homophobic epithets.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Hawaii’s approved same-sex marriage bill, which Gov. Neil Abercrombie is slated to sign Wednesday, is likely to face litigation Thursday to stop it from taking effect.
Over the last few weeks as the Legislature debated SB1 -- which passed through...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON With a bill to ban discrimination teetering precariously last week, Sen. Patrick Toomey approached Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Toomey, of Pennsylvania, one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate, secured a deal with the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure.
As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2...