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  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in...
  • India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex

    NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute

    Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute
    Westminster council members have been advised not to pick sides in what has become a growing dispute over whether a gay rights group should be allowed to march in a lunar new year’s parade in the nation’s largest Vietnamese American community....
  • With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real

    With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real
    The A&E cable channel has a huge hit show in “Duck Dynasty” and a huge PR problem with the star of the show, Phil Robertson, who will not back down from comments he has made disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton announces support for same-sex marriage

    Hillary Rodham Clinton announces support for same-sex marriage
    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton, free to dip her toe in the water of domestic politics after four years as the nation’s chief diplomat, joined other leading Democrats in endorsing same-sex marriage. Clinton’s announcement –...
  • Cub Scout's Mother Wrestles With Gay Ban

    Cub Scout's Mother Wrestles With Gay Ban
    My son's Cub Scout uniform taunts me. Weak, it says. Fraud. For two years, my son begged to join the Boy Scouts, and I resisted. I told him that we didn't have time in our family schedule, but mostly it was because I was uncomfortable with the...
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
  • Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery

    Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery
    Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87. Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...