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Gay Rights

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Top Gay Rights Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Attack of the orange-juice lady

    Attack of the orange-juice lady
    Much of the new documentary "The Day It Snowed in Miami" centers on the battlefield of a gay-rights crusade in Miami in 1977, when gay activists clashed with an unlikely opponent: Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant. The fresh-faced conservative singer and...
  • At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

    President Obama got two sustained standing ovations at the annual LGBT gala in Manhattan on Tuesday night -- one for promising an executive order the group has long wanted and one just for walking into the room. After taking the stage at the...
  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • Lawyers flock to gay-marriage proponents

    As U.S. lawsuits seeking gay-marriage rights move toward a likely showdown at the Supreme Court next year, major law firms are rushing to get involved — but only on the side of the proponents. A Reuters review of more than 100 court filings...
  • Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history

    Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history
    It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear. But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
  • An identity to call their own: Three individuals share their personal journey of transition

    PITTSBURGH A practical joke that nearly killed Jessica McGuinness ultimately saved her life. It happened in 2005 when Jesse, as she was then known, was on a camping trip with some friends in West Virginia. As they were walking across a bridge at night,...
  • A new, open life for transgender people

    PITTSBURGH The "T" in LGBT the last letter in the acronym representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals is finally getting its turn in the spotlight. The small but increasingly visible transgender wing of the LGBT movement is moving...
  • 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...
  • 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...