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The father of Brandon
McInerney, the now-15-year-old who shot gay junior high student
Lawrence King to death last year, was arraigned Friday in
California's Ventura County superior court on
felony charges of criminal threats and dissuading a witness
from reporting a crime.

February 26 2009 12:00 AM

ESPN says it will
retire an ad that features Shaquille O'Neal and sports
commentator Mike Breen after receiving pressure from several
advocacy groups including GLAAD and the HRC.

February 03 2009 12:00 AM

Italian gay
rights groups on Tuesday vehemently denounced the
“censorship” imposed by state television
channel RAI, which cut two scenes from the movie
Brokeback Mountain when it aired Monday
night, news outlets report.

One of the scenes
deleted showed the gay cowboys kissing, while the other
depicted them having sex in a tent. Leading Italian press
agency ANSA reports that scenes showing explicit
heterosexual sex and violence remained intact.

According to the
Associated Press, RAI claimed to have cut the scenes by
mistake and pledged to air the full version of the movie

On its release in
2005 the Western, directed by Ang Lee and starring the
late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, received many honors,
including three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe
awards. (Thibault Chareton, Advocate.com)

December 11 2008 12:00 AM

As four
fundamentalist protesters gathered outside of Silverton,
Ore.'s City Hall Monday to protest its transgender
mayor, residents of the city came out to
counterdemonstrate in support of their mayor, Stu Rasmussen.

November 29 2008 12:00 AM

Gay rights
advocates in New York thought same-sex marriage was a done
deal after the Democrats captured a majority in the state
legislature November 4, with Gov. David Paterson
already having said he would sign gay marriage
legislation if it landed on his desk. But that may be
wishful thinking.

November 29 2008 12:00 AM

MSNBC's Keith
Olbermann talked to Candace Gingrich, the
lesbian sister of conservative stalwart Newt Gingrich,
Tuesday night on Countdown
with Keith Olbermann. Olbermann discussed a recently released poll from
Survey USA that found 8% of California voters who had voted
to ban same-sex marriage had changed their mind on the
measure following nationwide protests that ensued.
Afterward, Gingrich took her brother to task for his
recent homophobic rant.

November 29 2008 12:00 AM

The California
Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate the
Mormon Church's allegedly unreported contributions to the
campaign to eliminate marriage equality in the state.

November 29 2008 12:00 AM