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  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?
    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • A rainbow-hued Tet parade in Little Saigon

    A rainbow-hued Tet parade in Little Saigon
    At last, they marched. On Saturday, dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants marched in the annual Tet parade in Little Saigon. The rainbow flag, a distinctive symbol of gay pride, fluttered alongside emblems of California, the United...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    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. Thomas Bach,...
  • Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch

    Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch
    SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land. Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist and spokesman —...
  • Making homophobia legal in Africa

    Making homophobia legal in Africa
    A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests. Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
  • Greg Louganis on the Sochi Games: The best response to repression is engagement

     Greg Louganis on the Sochi Games: The best response to repression is engagement
    I opposed boycotting the Sochi Winter Olympic Games to protest the crackdown on LGBT rights in Russia. In part, that was because I didn't want to victimize athletes who had worked so hard to make the American team. But it was also because I'm confident...
  • Utah lawmakers apologize after transgender joke

    Utah lawmakers apologize after transgender joke
    SALT LAKE CITY — Two embarrassed Utah lawmakers were apologetic after a spontaneous Twitter exchange that made light of changing genders instantly went viral on social media. Among those seizing upon the exchange was an LGBT activist who decided...
  • Federal court OKs gender-reassignment surgery for murderer

    Federal court OKs gender-reassignment surgery for murderer
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a convicted murderer in Massachusetts can get a gender-reassignment surgery while in prison. In 1990, Michelle Kosilek -- who was born physically male, and who at that point still identified as Robert -- murdered...
  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
  • Letters: Arizona governor did the right thing

    Re "Divisive Arizona bill vetoed," Feb. 27 The vetoed Arizona anti-gay bill — which would have had allowed business owners to deny services to gays and lesbians — may have been more about intolerance and vindictiveness than it was about...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...