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San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

Canadian Swimmer's Video Goes Viral... But Not for his Diving

By Tony Taylor |
It was 15 years ago this week that then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ushered in a bold stand for same-sex couples when he ordered city officials to issue them marriage licenses...

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'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

Feb 21
The studio behind the hit television show "Empire" says it is "evaluating the situation" regarding the charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is "considering our options."

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

Kenya Court Set to Rule on Whether to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws

By Tom Odula | Feb 21
Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members. These and many other challenges may begin to fade away for the Kenyan gay community if a court rules in their favor.

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
A hard-working single mother in Fort Wayne, Indiana had the perfect response to a homophobic customer who left a hateful anti-LGBTQ message scrawled on his receipt. No wonder her video went viral.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city's police superintendent said Thursday.

Watch: Randy Rainbow Tuts Trump with Madge-tastic 'Border Lies'

Watch: Randy Rainbow Tuts Trump with Madge-tastic 'Border Lies'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
Though his usual oeuvre lies more with Broadway show tunes revamped for political satire, Randy Rainbow has taken leave of the Great White Way for a foray into Material Girlhood with a version of the 1983 Madonna hit that tuts Trump for his "Border Lies."

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America

By Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma | Feb 21
Strategies that work in progressive cities won't necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina where stigma around HIV and AIDS and around being gay runs deep.

Watch: Trump on US Effort to Globally Decriminalize Homosexuality: 'I Don't Know Which Report You're Talking About'

Watch: Trump on US Effort to Globally Decriminalize Homosexuality: 'I Don't Know Which Report You're Talking About'

Feb 21
President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday about the United States' effort to decriminalize homosexuality around the globe but his response was confounding.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs at him.

Mormon Church Won't Oppose Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

Mormon Church Won't Oppose Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Feb 21
The Mormon church won't stand in the way of a proposal to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in its home base of Utah, leaders said Wednesday, a position that advocates heralded as a milestone in the conservative state.

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Feb 21
The brothers, identified by Schmidt as Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo, are of Nigerian descent. But they told a reporter at CBS2-Chicago that they were "born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."

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