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Gay Rights

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  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    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...
  • At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

    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...
  • 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...
  • Confusion, celebration in Wisconsin as same-sex marriage legalized

    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...
  • 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...
  • Chris Kluwe settles dispute with Vikings, won't sue for discrimination

    Chris Kluwe settles dispute with Vikings, won't sue for discrimination
    Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement over a dispute that could have resulted in a lawsuit by the former NFL punter over the terms of his release by his former team. Instead, the team will donate to several charitable groups...
  • Meredith Ditlow Joins Adam Shankman's Offspring Entertainment

    Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring Entertainment has made its first TV executive hire, tapping Meredith Ditlow as its vice president of television. Ditlow, who was most recently director of development at Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla...
  • Gerber/Hart Library reopens in Rogers Park

    Gerber/Hart Library reopens in Rogers Park
    Recently Carrie Barnett was dining out when patrons at the next table noticed her Gerber/Hart Library and Archives T-shirt. Barnett is president of the 33-year-old nonprofit organization, which is the steward of the Midwest's largest circulating library,...
  • AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court

    AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court
    AbbVie Inc will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling in a lawsuit brought against the company that extended landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The issue arose when a gay man was...
  • Defrocked pastor defends gay rights at new pulpit

    Defrocked pastor defends gay rights at new pulpit
    The pastor walked the streets of Lower Manhattan, his hands trembling. A day earlier, he'd been stripped of his ministry, defrocked by the United Methodist Church for presiding over his gay son's wedding. He was afraid he'd never lead a church again....