| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community.
Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups.
Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:10 PM
“Breaking news, I am officially legal.”
Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted that news to supporters around the world after Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a law that punished homosexuality with life in jail....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
President Obama on Monday plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said Friday.
The new order, which Obama said last month he...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:26 PM
President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."
The state resumed issuing marriage...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:32 AM
In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Wiinter Games -- where gay rights in sports became an issue -- Robert Redford's Sundance Productions is working on a documentary that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds.
Led by the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
The kiss was not planned.
Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him.
One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...