Another blue sky day in West Hollywood, but it was unlike any other. On June 26, one day before the forty-fourth anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots in New York City, queer Americans in the Los Angeles area and across the country celebrated two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that told the worl ... More >>
Rufus Gifford, a former Los Angeles resident and openly gay man who was profiled in the 2008 L.A. Weekly feature story "Obama's Gay Gold Mine," has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next ambassador of Denmark. The nomination builds upon the president's strong gay-friendly record. I ... More >>
That "equals" symbol all over Facebook is the brainchild of the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, which set out to make social media "awash in a sea of red" to support marriage equality as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the legality of California's Prop. 8. The viral change from blue t ... More >>
See also: *Mike Tyson's One-Man Show at the Pantages Theater Is Surprisingly Good Mike Tyson's much-hyped one man Broadway show (and Spike Lee joint) Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth came to L.A. for just a few performances this past weekend. In it he apparently comes clean about his past by admitting ... More >>
Los Angeles gets mocked and dumped upon by all kinds of outside critics, but they can't say it isn't a great place to be gay. According to the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization based in Washington D.C., Los Angeles is one of the top 11 gay-friendly cities in the United Stat ... More >>
Back in January, Seattle-based Starbucks endorsed a Washington bill to legalize gay marriage in the state (it eventually passed and will take effect in early June). Predictably, the National Organization for Marriage, one of the largest anti-gay marriage groups in the country, flipped out ("America ... More >>
Two hairy bros can't get jobs. So they dress up as women to get their high heels in the door. Hilarious. Lets green-light that, said the professional shark jumpers at ABC. Not so fast, said such LBGT groups the Human Rights Campaign and and GLAAD. It's offensive to gay and transgender people (not t ... More >>
Brad Sherman: Throwing punches‚ÄčThe battle is now underway to determine which bald, Jewish Democrat who voted for the Iraq war will continue to represent the San Fernando Valley in Congress.At their first debate on Thursday night, Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman eagerly tore into each other, s ... More >>
YouTubeKobe's angry FUpdated after the jump with Kobe's "apology." Oh, Kobe. Why can't you be more like your sweet, sensitive loverman of a teammate Lamar Kardashi-Odom? (Sans unisex fragrance. Because that's just creepy.) Despite a tight 102-93 Lakers win against the San Antonio Spurs last ... More >>
Gay rights icon Harvey MilkBarely rattled by a national controversy, the Human Rights Campaign, the gay rights lobbying group based in Washington D.C., is starting to move forward with its plan to open a gift shop at the site where gay rights icon Harvey Milk once operated his camera store i ... More >>
Is the most powerful gay lobbying group in California becoming irrelevant?
U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, a longtime champion of gay rights, died Tuesday in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He had been battling a malignant brain tumor for the past year. U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy‚ÄčKennedy was the brother of President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. Attorney General and Senator Rober ... More >>
Equality California, one of the most politically connected gay rights organizations in California, has issued a statement urging a "thorough investigation" of the possible murder of August Provost, a 29-year-old gay African-American sailor who was shot and killed at Camp Pendleton in Southern Califo ... More >>
Wiser, more diffuse, battle-savvy gay-rights groups craft a 2010 ballot measure for California
Late yesterday, gay rights activist and blogger Michael Petrelis accomplished the seemingly impossible--he found and published the 16 "principal officers" of the "No on 8" campaign's executive committee. If you think that kind of information would have been easily available, you are very, very wrong ... More >>
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Photo by Erin Broadley. Click image for entire slideshow. After spending several hours at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood last night, watching the voter totals for the passage or defeat of Proposition 8 fluctuate every few minutes, it finally became apparent by 12:30 a.m. that things weren't l ... More >>
What's at stake in California's gay-marriage ban
"Ring them bells St. Catherine/ From the top of the room, Ring them from the fortress/ For the lilies that bloom. Oh the lines are long/ And the fighting is strong And they're breaking down the distance/ Between right and wrong." "Ring Them Bells," Bob Dylan Gay marriage is a r ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign, the ultimate Washington D.C. lobbying group for gays and lesbians, has officially endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president.
On Monday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen officially certified the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. If passed, the initiative would overturn last month's California Supreme Court ruling--which legalized same sex marriage--and insert one sentence into the state constitution. It would re ... More >>
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