| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The Tectonic Theatre Company's original "Laramie Project" was moving in part because it took a huge national event and downsized it to the personal — to the actual words of small-town residents affected by the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. A gay...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.
The guilty pleas from...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the well-lighted Argentine restaurant — my suggestion via Yelp — to the 70-degree night, all is well on this second date. As Dylan tactfully yanks shrimp from their shells, he tells me about his Japanese father, who strictly regulated all...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:23 PM
A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 1:07 PM
A Crystal Lake man, a sailor with the U.S. Navy described by people who knew him as being bright and articulate with "grounded values," is one of the 12 people killed in the Friday shootings at a Colorado movie theater, according to family and Navy...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:10 PM
The verdict is in! Three white men, who attacked a black man at a downtown bus stop last year, will serve time behind bars.
Yondell Johnson was attacked last year while he was waiting at a bus stop.
Robert Moossey Jr. with the Department of Justice...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"
"Laramie is a community, not a project." That was the blunt assessment of an editorial in the Wyoming college town's paper on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. The young gay university...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Young adult fiction authors Jacqueline Woodson, Maggie Stiefvater, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson discuss process, inspiration and the beginnings of their writing careers at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The story of a 1998 anti-gay hate crime that resulted in the murder of a college student in Laramie, Wyoming will take center stage at …...