| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive is facing up to seven years in prison on charges of criminal transmission of HIV, even though the man he had sex with says he did...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One by one, my students sat down to discuss their topics for a feature story assignment. A quiet and thoughtful young woman in her mid 20s — call her Veena — proposed an article about the lasting damage inflicted by child sexual abuse, a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Dr. Pat Garcia started medical school in 1979, before HIV even had an official name.
Over the last 30 years, Garcia's career has, to an effect, grown alongside the disease. As director of the Perinatal HIV Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A New York City Catholic group has pulled out of next year's St. Patrick's Day parade, just a week after parade officials decided to allow a gay rights group to march in the event under its own banner.
The Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:44 PM
BUENOS AIRES — Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, interrupted to hand Bach a cellphone. On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Is Barilla pasta taking a page out of the Chick Fil-A anti-gay playbook? The Italian pasta company is receiving heat after its chairman said Wednesday in a radio interview that the company would "never use homosexual couples" in its advertisements. ...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow.
While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...