| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
In early summer 1969, Judy Garland died, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and we were a month away from setting foot on the moon. And these were the tracks everyone was listening to, via Billboard's Hot 100...
| 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-...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:07 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:46 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| 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....