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  • Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey

    Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey
    Jason Collins wore the No. 46 jersey in his season debut Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets. He will eventually wear No. 98, his preferred jersey number. But as far as the folks in the NBA are concerned, he has the No. 1 jersey. Just two days after he...
  • West Hollywood agrees to fly new city flag with rainbow colors

    West Hollywood agrees to fly new city flag with rainbow colors
    The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag from atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise. The rainbow flag – which was raised above West Hollywood City Hall in June – will stay...
  • West Hollywood council compromises in City Hall rainbow flag debate

    West Hollywood council compromises in City Hall rainbow flag debate
    The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise. The rainbow flag — raised above City Hall in June — will stay down. But the city will hang a...
  • 2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack

    2 Latino gang members sentenced in Compton attack
    Two Latino gang members were sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from racially motivated attacks in a campaign aimed at forcing African Americans from Compton. But U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr....
  • Review: 'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' a haunting feat

    Review: 'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' a haunting feat
    History forgotten is history repeated, which underscores “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” in its Los Angeles premiere at the Gay & Lesbian Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre. This potent follow-up to the landmark Tectonic...
  • 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make

     'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make
    METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
  • 'Laramie Project' sequel to make L.A. debut run in September

    "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" -- the stage sequel to the "The Laramie Project" -- will have its Los Angeles debut run in September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood. The play revisits the citizens of Laramie, Wyo., where Matthew...
  • Goodspeed Actor Responds To Tragedy With '26 Pebbles'

    Goodspeed Actor Responds To Tragedy With '26 Pebbles'
    Eric Ulloa was so affected by the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School -- and its aftermath -- that he decided to respond in a way he knew best -- as a man of the theater. The actor-writer (he is in the ensemble of the current musical at Goodspeed...
  • A chorus of ghosts watches over David Levithan's 'Two Boys Kissing'

    A chorus of ghosts watches over David Levithan's 'Two Boys Kissing'
    When it came out in 2003, David Levithan's young-adult debut, "Boy Meets Boy," had the pinkish glow of wish fulfillment. Its gay-teen hero found love in a small-town utopia where parents embraced children's differences, jocks treated queers as peers,...
  • Alan Bounville, who walked 6,000 miles for equality, visits Rollins for 'Laramie Project'

     Alan Bounville, who walked 6,000 miles for equality, visits Rollins for 'Laramie Project'
    Activist Alan Bounville will soon travel from his New York City home to give a talk at Rollins College. It's not a long trip, a few hours by plane. That's nothing for Bounville. The former Orlando resident spent two years walking more than 6,000 miles...
  • Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case

    Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case
    A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
  • Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault

    Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault
    A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault of a 79-year-old black man that prosecutors allege was part of the "knockout game." The knockout game, which has been known by a variety of names since 1992, is based...