| May 2, 2014
| 1:54 PM
In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open.
The city's entrenched...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The headline on a column in Slate by Mark Joseph Stern is arresting: “Religious Liberty Hypocrisy: North Carolina Forbids Churches From Performing Gay Weddings.”
Stern goes on to write: “Under North Carolina law, a minister who...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave Thursday after they learned of controversial statements he had made about homosexuality and evolution in online videos and audio clips.
| May 4, 2014
| 8:46 PM
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
As the founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps made plenty of enemies over the last two decades for protesting at the funerals of gay people and soldiers to spread his church's fire-and-brimstone message.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place while the state fights a federal judge's ruling that declared the ban unconstitutional, an appeals court decided Tuesday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed U.S....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.
Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Whether a business can refuse to do business with same-sex couples may be a hot political topic, but it’s apparently not ready for prime time at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court declined to review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you?
I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.
The Maryland Coaltion...