| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month.
From Wasserman Schultz:
This June, we...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality.
High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter.
Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
| Feb 21, 2014
Over the summer, painter Jacqueline Gopie revisited Hawaii for the first time since the Army stationed her there 30 years ago, and noticed something that, back then, might have gotten her court-martialed: a T-shirt, worn by a servicewoman, that read, "I'm...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past.
USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Congratulations on your recent success in Iowa.
Your "true conservative" message sure seems to have struck a cord with the caucus-goers. While I'm not sure how well it will go over in the general election, it's certainly worth a shot.
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
| Oct 10, 2012
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:52 PM
They said it loudly and repeatedly, and they wore stickers and clutched signs proclaiming it: lesbian.
"Yes, I am!" hundreds of female voices chanted in a crowded West Hollywood park. "Yes, I am!"
Lesbians, their supporters and friends gathered Friday...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:27 PM
In a giant step forward for gay rights, the US Military promoted its first openly gay army brigadier general.
Tammy Smith, 26-year army veteran, was promoted in a private ceremony at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She received her...