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  • It's been about a year since "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson made headlines for linking homosexuality to bestiality and adultery in an interview with GQ magazine, and now the reality TV star's son, Willie Robertson, is commenting on his father's controversial remarks.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

  • Two men who became the first gay men to marry in Florida will be attending President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

  • An erotic art museum owner and an orchestra conductor both make the list

    Each year, Barbara Walters selects some of the most intriguing people to interview for her traditional holiday special. For this year’s SFGN Winter Arts and Entertainment Guide, we borrowed a page from the veteran reporter’s playbook and selected eight equally intriguing people—both gay and straight, performing on stage and behind the scenes—from our region’s vibrant and diverse arts community to introduce to our readers.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.

  • Former Marine Alex Minsky has gone from losing his leg while stationed in Afghanistan, to becoming a successful, yet unlikely model.

  • Has any television show pushed the envelope more than Norman Lear's "All in the Family?" Conceived in the immediate aftermath of the 1960s counter-cultural revolution, "All in the Family" was a sitcom about a blue-collar family in Queens, New York. Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) was a less-than-educated gent who genuinely loved his family. He also loved God and Country, and didn't take kindly to those "commie pinkos" who wanted to "take over". Archie often sparred with his liberal son-in-law Mike (Rob Reiner), as wife Edith (Jean Stapleton) and daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) struggled to keep the peace.

  • Brendan Jordan, the "diva boy" who gained viral video star status after photobombing a local newscast with the choreography from Lady Gaga's "Applause" video, has been tapped by American Apparel as their next top model.

  • Openly gay Lake Worth City Commissioner, Andy Amoroso, says he has never come out.

  • 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.

  • For her seventh solo album, Annie Lennox looks back reflectively and respectfully upon those who came before her. “Nostalgia,” now out on vinyl and coming to CD on October 21, is a gentle and soulful look back on legendary blues and jazz songs from two generations past.

  • Anthony Timiraos, president, CEO and co-founder of Our Fund, a foundation that encourages and nurtures philanthropy and support for the LGBT community of South Florida, says he has an exit strategy that will keep it strong even when he leaves it.

  • GOSHEN, Ind. - Officials in a second northern Indiana city have backed off expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity following a push by opponents against the proposals.

  • The head of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh - who during his 20 year-tenure led conservative Episcopal congregations to split from the church throughout North America - has announced he will retire.

  • BOSTON (AP) - Maura Healey says she wants to be an attorney general who isn’t afraid to stick her neck out - a trait that could come in handy as she faces a slew of knotty issues, from monitoring casino gambling to grappling with the growing influence of money in politics.

  • JOHANNESBURG — An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Linda Massey opposes gay marriage. But she was incensed last summer to see that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples."If the government says you have to give out those marriage licenses, and you get paid to do it, you do it," says the 64-year-old retiree from Lewiston, Michigan. "That woman," she said of Davis, "should be out of a job."

  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

  • The president of one of the world's biggest seafood exporters expressed frustration and promised change Wednesday after saying an Associated Press investigation that linked slave-peeled shrimp to his company should be a "wake-up call" to the industry.

  • Here are SFGN's "Best of 2015" winners in the people category in Broward County.

  • Here are SFGN's "Best of 2017" winners in the people category in Broward County.

  • Raised in a black Pentecostal home in New York, the bishop knows first hand the struggles of grappling with your sexuality and the teachings of the church. Today as a church leader and a transgender man, he teaches the LGBT community that they are loved.

  • (CNN) -- If a blue-eyed, chisel-cheeked mugshot can make an Internet sensation of a criminal suspect, can the law be far behind?

  • With speculation flying, Bruce Jenner's mother opened up Wednesday about his gender journey.

  • For Chris Rudisill, the new executive director of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, the position is “the culmination of everything I’ve done in my career.”

  • Charlie Fredrickson is a photochronicler extraordinaire, active churchman and consistent supporter of the gay community in Palm Beach County.

  • Chuck Nicholls was born in Chicago and moved to Washington D.C. to pursue his career. He’s a Michigan State University graduate and did his graduate studies at The University of Florida. For him, one of his career highlights was being a founding member of The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. There, he enjoyed the teamwork involved in developing safety standards for consumer products.

  • A native Floridian and Miami-Dade resident nearly all her life, Cindy Brown holds bachelors degrees from the University of Miami in psychology and criminology and is the current executive director of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  She’s also a highly accomplished executive and champion of the LGBT community.  ??

  • When Cleve Jones enters a room, history follows in his path. A personal friend of the slain gay leader Harvey Milk, Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Gus Van Sant's Oscar winning biopic "Milk" (2008).