At a public forum to address hate crimes in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, councilman Joe DeMedeiros said he had long struggled with whether to tell the public he is gay. "I didn't walk into the room expecting to do it," DeMedeiros said. "After hearing what people had said, I felt this responsibility and obligation to do what I did." The meeting was organized in the aftermath of the February attack on three patrons at the local gay bar Puzzles Lounge.
Some gay rights advocates are raising questions about a new Chrysler TV commercial that features a fairy wielding a wand to turn a tough-looking guy with a big dog into a pastel-clad man walking four small dogs on pink leashes.
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California bill would promote "sexual diversity" in schools.
Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold has joined the handful of U.S. senators who have expressed their unequivocal support for marriage equality. And he’s a serious contender for the White House in 2008. The Advocate’s Sean Kennedy talks to the Democratic firebrand
A discriminatory California adoption bill that would have forced judges to consider the so-called moral values of a dependent child's birth parents in determining who could adopt the child was killed in committee in Sacramento on Tuesday.