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Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

Ben & Brad Celebrate Sterling Silver Memories

By Michael Cox | Sep 25
Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner celebrate their Silver Jubilee as a song duo with two special performances, along with a one hundredth anniversary performance of Irving Berlin's first Broadway show, "Watch Your Step."

Gay Speed Skater Hopes to Be Out and Proud at Sochi Olympics

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, with a mission to support fellow gays.

NOLA’s Big Freedia to Star in TV Show

By Stacey Plaisance | Jun 12
The singer and dancer known as Big Freedia is taking his hypersexual, booty-shaking moves from the streets of New Orleans to cable television.The openly gay performer, whose real name is Freddie Ross, has landed his own reality show on the Fuse network

It’s Not Only Gays :: Mormons Denied Leadership Role in Scout Troop

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20
A gay Texas father who had helped out with his 9-year-old son’s Cub Scout troupe by running a yearly fundraiser learned last week that he was being stripped of the right to wear the Scouts shirt or to serve in any leadership capacity, following a complaint about his being gay.

Matinee New York, La Leche Festival: "You Can Have It All"

Matinee New York, La Leche Festival: "You Can Have It All"

Sep 13
Matinée New York caught the tailwinds of Hurricane Earl and once again landed on the shores of Governors Island for a second gale force spectacle called La Leche Festival, with more than 2,000 revelers and a cast of more than thirty live performers.

How Can Gay Asian Men Conquer Internalized Inferiority?

By Joseph Erbentraut | Aug 29
The 2nd of a series on the ’last bias,’ gay-on-gay anti-Asian-American prejudice, examines how these men manage to find self-acceptance amid the negative stereotypes and outright racism -- nor not.

Revival of 400-Year-Old Lesbian Play Has China Abuzz

By Kilian Melloy | May 13
Chinese society may be inching closer to accepting gays and lesbians. Last autumn saw the opening of the state-approved gay bar in Beijing, and the country was set to host its first gay pageant as the new year dawned. But it may be a case of everything old becoming new again, as a revival of a 17th century play about two romantically involved women suggests.

U.N. Investigator: Gays, Lesbians Among Long-Term Detainees

By Edith M. Lederer | Oct 21
The U.N.’s top investigator on torture and punishment called Tuesday for a new U.N. convention to protect the rights of detainees, saying many are held for years and sometimes for a lifetime in inhuman and degrading conditions.

Wise Guy Comes Out of the Mob--and As A Gay Man

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20
Gay mobsters don’t just exist in TV shows like The Sopranos: they exist in real life, too.

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