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Gay Rights

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  • New LGBT-specific history lessons planned for L.A. County schools

    New LGBT-specific history lessons planned for L.A. County schools
    In the first minutes of 1967, as singers performed "Auld Lang Syne" in the Black Cat bar on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, gay men exchanged New Year's kisses and embraced. The raid, beatings and arrests of more than a dozen patrons by plainclothed...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ TV spot features alien battle scenes in space

     
    A new TV spot for “Ender's Game” is light on dialogue but heavy on space battle action scenes. The one-minute […]...
  • Dancing across gender roles

    Dancing across gender roles
    David Parsons' in-progress dance piece, "EK90," officially celebrates the 90th birthday of a world-renowned artist. But to Parsons, it represents the birth of a movement — one that's grown fitfully over the years and now looks to have more...
  • 'Darling' takes on spirituality in Richard Rodriguez's terms

    'Darling' takes on spirituality in Richard Rodriguez's terms
    Richard Rodriguez's "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography" appears at first to have been mistitled; it is neither a book about the spirit, strictly, nor an autobiography in any common sense. Rather, it's a collection of essays — some of which were...
  • Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “We can be absolutely sure...
  • Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate

    Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate
    SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws. The group, called...
  • While helping disabled boy, he's 'tackled' in sex sting; now he sues

    While helping disabled boy, he's 'tackled' in sex sting; now he sues
    A man arrested in a controversial Manhattan Beach sex sting operation is suing the city, claiming police wrongfully targeted him and violated his privacy when they publicized his name and released his photo. Hawthorne resident Charles S. Couch, 22,...
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
  • Women speak out: 'My abortion'

    Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure. As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2...
  • IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi

    IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone.  On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...
  • ‘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.” […]...