• Analysis: No Breakouts in GOP Debate; Muddled Status Quo

    Marco Rubio emerged unscathed. Ben Carson defended his integrity. Donald Trump flashed his dominant personality. And Jeb Bush avoided disaster.

  • Angela Merkel Named Time's Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

  • Anti-Gay / Anti-Semetic Graffiti Hate Messages in Toulouse Condemned

    PARIS -- French authorities say they are trying to identify and apprehend those responsible for a recent spate of anti-Semitic and anti-gay graffiti messages that have appeared on buildings in the southern city of Toulouse.

  • Churches Near Mountain Home, Ark. Refuse Funeral For Gay Man

    After a gay man from Mountain Home, Ark. died, local churches refused to allow the family to have a funeral in their churches. The local firehouse, which was built by the man’s father, refused to open its doors for fellowship after the funeral as is the custom in that town, according to Jeremy Liebbe, who officiated at the service.

  • Food: It’s Pho You

    Vietnamese food is an amazing blend of Asian and French cuisine, due to the colonization of Indo-China by the French. That blend of cultures is most evident in the classic báhn mi, a sandwich featuring Asian ingredients, such as pickled daikon with paté (that’s the classic version, others have been adapted to American tastes) on a crisp baguette. It’s a classic staple in Vietnam.

  • Gay Politician Attacked with Acid at Vienna Pride Event

    Pride Month, usually a positive, exciting time for most LGBT citizens, became a nightmare for Austria’s first openly-gay politician when she was attacked at the Vienna Pride event.

  • Margaret Cho Wants to Marry You!

    No one has been celebrating the marriage equality victory more than comedian Margaret Cho and she wants to officiate over the marriages of LGBT couples in the audience at her upcoming appearance in Miami Beach.

  • OpEd: Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich: A Tale of Two Bigots

    Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, made headlines last month when he was caught on tape making disgustingly racist remarks to his mistress about African Americans. His team protested him, corporate sponsors dropped the Clippers like a hot potato, and everyone from Oprah Winfrey to President Obama lined up to condemn Sterling’s racist views.

  • Police Criticized After Attack On Gays in Bosnia

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Police are being criticized for failing to provide adequate security for a gay film festival in Sarajevo that was attacked by a dozen masked men.

  • Teen Killed In Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabbing, To Be Laid To Rest

    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Oren Liebermann and Jason Hanna (CNN) -- Shira Banki, the high schooler fatally stabbed at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, will be laid to rest Monday, a day after Israel's Prime Minister called on his people to "vigorously fight manifestations of hate."

  • UPDATE: Over 900 Reports of Harassment Since Election

    UPDATE: The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on Tuesday that their numbers have reached nearly 900 reported hate incidence within the 10 days after the election.

    For many minorities, the end of the recent presidential election became the beginning of increased harassment and intimidation. The Southern Poverty Law Center collected 437 (now nearly 900) reports of such incidents between Nov. 9 and 14.

  • US, Chile Put Spotlight on Extremist Attacks on LGBT People

    The United States and Chile are putting the spotlight on "the barbaric treatment" of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people by the Islamic State extremist group.

  • Vikings Hire Wells, Kaplan To Help In Kluwe Talks

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe.

  • Westboro Plans To Picket Maya Angelou’s Funeral

    The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial religious group who coined the term “God Hates Fags,” plans to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral because of her stance on gay rights.

  • Wichita Minister Frightened By Death Threats

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church, especially since she officiated at a ceremony for 15 same-sex couples last month on the Sedgwick County Courthouse steps.