| May 29, 2015
| 9:21 PM
Michael LaCour, the UCLA political scientist accused of falsifying results in a highly publicized same-sex marriage study, lashed back at his critics late Friday by issuing a 23-page response that also included apologies for "misrepresenting survey...
| May 28, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Laura Gardiner knew she was making a difference with her work.
As national mentoring coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Leadership Lab, she and her colleagues had toiled to train 1,000 volunteers who had fanned out across Los Angeles and...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The wonderful thing about California's direct democracy process is that any citizen with an idea and $200 can propose a new law for the statewide ballot.
Of course, sometimes that's not so wonderful. Some proposals are not just bad, but awful, and the...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Allegations that the church of Scientology paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to investigate the father of leader David Miscavige are the latest in several decades of claims that the organization uses intimidation and harassment against perceived...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:19 AM
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday she will seek to become the United States' first female president, joining a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination.
"Yes, I am running for president," Fiorina said on ABC's "Good...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:19 PM
It couldn't be a more poignant moment in which to have an exhibition on the topic of social justice. Baltimore is reeling from riots in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the young man whose spine was severed while in the custody of police officers. And...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions:
Baker vs. Nelson, 1972: The first Supreme Court gay marriage ruling was just a sentence long, saying that the...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Ohio native David Cooley opened the Abbey in 1991 as a gay coffee and pastry shop. The West Hollywood landmark has evolved into an iconic gay bar that Cooley has no qualms about using as a platform to support his beliefs. His security guards for a while...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Former state Republican chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Sunday, ensuring a divided GOP field in next year’s contest to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer.
Del Beccaro, 53, is a Contra Costa County lawyer who...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:09 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is holding firm in the face of controversy that has erupted since he unveiled new morality clauses earlier this month for employees at high schools under his control.
The clauses included in a new...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris sought a court order Wednesday to keep her from having to provide an official title and summary for what she called an “utterly reprehensible” proposed ballot measure that would authorize killing gays and lesbians in...