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  • Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House

    Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois House lawmakers are debating a bill today to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. If approved, Illinois would become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill will need 60 votes to pass the Illinois House. A test vote...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’: New propaganda posters appeal to honor, fear

     
    An exploding spacecraft and a regiment of troops are the subjects of two new posters for the film “Ender's Game.” […]...
  • Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala

    Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala
    Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas. Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
  • @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans

    @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans
    The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual...
  • Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee

    Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee
    Original post | Sept. 25, 2013 Updated | Sept. 26, 2013 The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
  • Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions

    Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions
    Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
  • Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads

    Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads
    Is Barilla pasta taking a page out of the Chick Fil-A anti-gay playbook? The Italian pasta company is receiving heat after its chairman said Wednesday in a radio interview that the company would "never use homosexual couples" in its advertisements. ...
  • On chicken sandwiches, pro football and human rights

    We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat. You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...
  • Oh, yesterday went suddenly

    How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, "One Today," at...
  • Scouts, be prepared for a celebration in the future

    Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone. Whatever you call it, last...
  • Why Mark Carson matters

    Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay. His alleged killer, 33-year-old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York's Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs. When Carson walked away,...
  • Passage of same-sex marriage celebrated by gay, lesbian couples across state

     Passage of same-sex marriage celebrated by gay, lesbian couples across state
    Robyne O'Mara and Lynne Burnett have been together 33 years, and on Tuesday they watched, almost in awe, as Illinois lawmakers cast votes that would make the couple's decadeslong relationship equal to any other. "We were just blown away," O'Mara said...