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  • Harvey Milk stamp draws crowds, brisk sales in San Francisco

    Crowds lined up outside the Castro post office in San Francisco on Thursday to be among the first to purchase a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay-rights activist Harvey Milk. The new "forever" stamp was unveiled on what would have been...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • Dustin Lance Black tells a story at Pasadena college ceremony: His

    Dustin Lance Black tells a story at Pasadena college ceremony: His
    "Hoo!” Dustin Lance Black told the graduating class of Pasadena City College. “I made it!” Yes he did, and with that opening line, the screenwriter and LGBT activist brought something of a close to an embarrassing chapter for the...
  • 'Emotional' Dianne Feinstein: At least she's not hysterical

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comment last week that women face a double standard in politics raised eyebrows. And then came former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden to prove her point. It happened in reference to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California,...
  • Steve Jobs getting his own postage stamp in 2015

    IPod. IPad. IStamp? Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and chief executive of Apple, is among several pop culture figures who will be featured on U.S. postage stamps over the next few years. The stamp for Jobs, who led Apple during its creation and then...
  • Edouard Molinaro dies at 85; French director of 'La Cage Aux Folles'

    Edouard Molinaro dies at 85; French director of 'La Cage Aux Folles'
    Edouard Molinaro, a French film director best known for his groundbreaking, gay-themed comedy "La Cage Aux Folles," died Saturday at a Paris hospital. He was 85. He had a pulmonary illness, according to French media. Molinaro made more than 30 feature...
  • L.A. County's supervisors: Just how much security do they need?

    L.A. County's supervisors: Just how much security do they need?
    By now I expect you’ve seen The Times’ stories about L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ garage-office conversion. The county’s five supervisors, as the stories detailed, are all entitled to home security systems...
  • In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade

    In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade
    Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
  • Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies

    Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies
    WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited. The opinion...
  • For Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, liberal causes are no joke

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood. This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
  • Abel Maldonado does about-face, supports gay marriage

    Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate, said he supported the Supreme Court’s ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage in California, and said that same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights and...
  • Chad Griffin and the fight against Prop. 8

    He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad...