'What does it mean to be gay?' A seemingly simple question, but one that's not often asked. With Los Angeles Gay Pride starting this Friday, various gay folks give us their answers in a weeklong series.
Vincent Jones is a community organizer who shapes LGBT programs at the Liberty Hill Foundation, ... More >>
Surely you've heard the good news by now: Proposition 8 was just overturned by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
And, though the religious zealots at ProtectMarriage will inevitably appeal that decision, it's definitely time to take this Internet party to the streets. LGBT advocates and city o ... More >>
CobraUpdated at the bottom with California Attorney General Kamala Harris rooting for LGBT rights. First posted at 11:02 a.m.
The battle over the legality of Prop. 8, the state voter initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage, continued on its epic way today as the California Supreme Court r ... More >>
Reilly T. BatesA celebration of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" took place at West Hollywood Park on Tuesday night, in which some 100 people rejoiced over the end of the ban of gays and lesbians serving in the military.
"I never thought I'd see this day," Tom Carpenter, board member o ... More >>
Updated after the jump with high fives from across the gay-rights community.
After disappointing news came two weeks ago that the fight against Prop. 8 is being delayed until at least September, brand-new California Attorney General Kamala Harris took matters into her own hands today, airing ... More >>
Gay rights activists in California and across the United States are thrilled with the Obama Administration's decision today to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.
"This is a huge victory for gay and lesbian couples and removes any doubt that the freedom to marr ... More >>
Last night at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, David Fleischer, founder of the LGBT Mentoring Project, sought to debunk common wisdom in gay rights circles on why Proposition 8 passed in 2008, offering up results from his study, "The Prop. 8 Report."
"The bottom line is that what most ... More >>
If the late, great director Robert Altman were still alive today, he'd immediately buy the movie rights of a recent WeHo News article and turn it into a clever satire about the wacky world of film festivals . . . without having to make anything up!WeHo NewsWHIFF founder Martin Deluca‚ÄčTitled "WeHo ... More >>
While gay rights groups in California continue to clash over which year to push forward with a pro-gay marriage ballot measure (check out this Queerty post), Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced during a San Francisco hearing yesterday that a federal Proposition 8 lawsuit will go to tri ... More >>
Proposition 8, last year's successful ballot initiative overturning
the existing right of gays to marry in California, was largely financed
by out-of-state money and represented a resounding defeat for the cause
of same-sex marriage here. Precisely, however, when Prop 8 opponents
finished licking th ... More >>
California's State Supreme Court begins hearing arguments for and against overturning Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters last November. The state's high court will issue its decision within 90 days. The San Francisco proceedings, based on three separate cases challenging the ... More >>
Fore more photos, view Ted Soqui's Westwood protest slideshow.
Patrick Range McDonald's "The Last, Passionate Rant of a Long Night in West Hollywood"
Patrick Range McDonald's "The Long March to the Mormon Temple"
Joe Donnelly's "Election 08: What Happens To A Dream Deferred? Prop ... More >>
Board members of the Los Angeles Unified School District leaped into the political arena yesterday and unanimously voted on a resolution to oppose Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that changes California's state constitution and bans same sex marriage. Today, Sacramento mayoral candidate K ... More >>
By the end of last week, the gays got married...even in San Diego County. But things turned a little weird for San Diego County Clerk Greg Smith, who was confronted with at least 14 employees who said same sex weddings and their religious beliefs did not mix. It was the first time gay marriage oppon ... More >>
"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 >>
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 >>
If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was hoping for a quick injection of gay dollars into California's ailing economy this summer, it may not happen. Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the state's Supreme Court on Thursday to delay its decision to allow queer weddings until after November 4, when an ... More >>