| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:58 AM
In a move that is being applauded by LGBT and civil rights activists, Facebook has made it possible for users to choose a gender other than male or female.
The 1-billion member social network Thursday began allowing those in the U.S. to pick "male,"...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition combines the fun of watching Central Florida’s finest chefs in a kitchen showdown with the opportunity to sample culinary creations and signature cocktails from some of the finest local culinary...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:30 PM
When California voters passed Prop. 8 in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage, Robin Tyler — one-half of Los Angeles' first legally married gay couple — and many others rushed to cast blame on African Americans. That indictment was the catalyst...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sen. Dean Heller...
| Nov 18, 2013
Most of us walk around with an unfairness detector in our heads, and we're at our happiest when that detector is not going: Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!
Fairness is good. You can quote me on that.
Fairness in the workplace is not just good; it's critical....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A day after convicting a Pennsylvania pastor of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a Methodist jury suspended the Rev. Frank Schaefer for 30 days and told him he should surrender his credentials if he could not follow...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
We've seen stars of TV shows come out of the closet, morning and evening news anchors announce they are gay, and actors of all different ages reveal their sexual orientation.
But when Ellen Page announced that she is a lesbian, in a speech in Las Vegas...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
LAS VEGAS -- It’s easy to be lulled by a sense that gay and transgender rights are at some sort of tipping point.
It's true that state and federal courts have been striking down marriage bans, and that California has a new law allowing transgender...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
When California voters passed Prop. 8 in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage, Robin Tyler — one-half of Los Angeles' first legally married gay couple — and many others rushed to cast blame on African-Americans. That indictment was the catalyst...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
LAS VEGAS -- An emotional Ellen Page, the adorable, quirky actress who enchanted movie audiences in 2007 as the pregnant teenager Juno, came out as gay Friday night at a conference for educators and counselors who work with LGBTQ youth.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The It Gets Better Project -- which, since its founding in 2010, has featured more than 50,000 videos with President Obama, Hollywood figures and others assuring LGBT youth of their worth -- is launching a campaign aimed at youth in Russia, where a series...