October 25, 2013
Re "Gay and playing the field," Column One, Oct. 21 I was somewhat amused by this article's take on the "new" phenomenon of sports in the gay community. In 1961, I frequented a gay bar in Silver Lake, where the patrons were both gay men and women who became not just bar buddies but friends who socialized outside the bar scene. One night I suggested we go bowling at Hollywood Star Lanes on Santa Monica Boulevard, and from that one outing, we started going regularly and soon formed the Sunset Mixers league.
August 14, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. - A military psychologist testified Wednesday that while he was counseling Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for a gender identity disorder and a series of outbursts in Iraq, he rarely if ever received any input from the soldier's chain of command even as the intelligence analyst was leaking large amounts of classified U.S. government material to the WikiLeaks organization. Capt. Michael Worsley characterized the 25-year-old Manning as alone and isolated in his post southeast of Baghdad, and his isolation was all the more aggravated because he was struggling with being gay in a military environment that was “hyper-masculine.” “He was going it alone, and really felt alone,” Worsley said.
August 7, 2013 |
President Obama's impatience with Russia flared when he criticized the country's new anti-gay law and expressed dismay with the outcome of the Edward Snowden case in a taped interview with Jay Leno on NBC's "Tonight Show. " Obama told Leno that he was disappointed in Russian officials' decision to grant temporary asylum to Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. secrets. Nor did he bite his tongue when asked about Russia's crackdown on its gay community with a new law banning “propaganda” regarding “nontraditional sexual relations.” “I've been very clear that when … you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country,” Obama said, according to a transcript of the Tuesday night interview.
July 18, 2013 |
Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial win. Twitter and Facebook exploded this week with photos and messages backing Britain's new gay marriage law . The rainbow, as it happens, became the standard symbol of the gay community...
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July 14, 2013 |
In the middle of the rainbowy revelers at the pride parade in West Hollywood, Jeremy Stacy was questioned: Are you really bisexual? "One guy came up to me and said, 'You're really gay,' " said Stacy, who was standing under a sign reading "Ask a Bisexual. " "I told him I had a long line of ex-girlfriends who would vehemently disagree. And he said, 'That doesn't matter, because I know you're gay.' " Stacy had gotten the question before. From a friend who said anyone who had slept with men must be gay - even if he had also slept with women.
June 26, 2013 |
Google is showing its stripes. Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage brought a surge of interest in the topic, and users were treated to a rainbow when they Googled the words "gay marriage. " The search engine giant has been marking gay, lesbian, bisexual and LGBT pride in the month of June, turning the search bar into the rainbow symbol of the gay community. As Global News reports , the rainbow pops up when searching “gay,” “lesbian,” “homosexuality,” “LGBT,” “marriage equality,” “bisexual” and “transgender,” as well as searches for gay pride celebrations.