| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
| 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 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
It's the end of a long week, and your favorite bourbon, neat, sounds like a fantastic idea. If you happen to be in West Hollywood for drinks tonight, that cocktail could help support gay rights in Russia.
Some of the bars and restaurants in the area...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
GLAAD has condemned "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson in the wake of inflammatory remarks about gay people.
In January's issue of GQ, Robertson said that "homosexual offenders" will not "inherit the Kingdom of God" and unfavorably compared "a man's...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade.
The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
It could also go to Sara Bareilles.
The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:32 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The original lead singer for the Village People doesn't mind that his 1970s disco hit "Y.M.C.A." became a gay anthem, but he doesn't want it used to protest the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
With gay rights a hot-button issue for the upcoming...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...