News

Did Cartoon Network Censor Same-Sex Kiss?

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A writer for a Cartoon Network show says the cable channel's officials censored a same-sex kiss so the episode could air on TV.

Couple Who Killed 'Gay' Child Takes Plea Deal

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
A Southern California mother of an eight-year-old boy and her then-boyfriend will take a plea deal to avoid the death penalty for murder and torture charges in the boy's death. The boy was allegedly killed because the couple thought he was gay.

Teletubby Breaks Into Friend's House, Steals Chinese Takeout

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
The purple Teletubby "Tinky Winky" may be a suspected gay, but now cops have tagged his buddy "Laa-Laa" as nothing more than a cheap sneak thief, stealing his friend's Chinese leftovers.

Mariah Hanson Wins Palm Springs "Legacy Award"

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
On November 7, The Center in Palm Springs honors Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend founder and producer, Mariah Hanson, with the first-ever "Legacy Award."

Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Oct 29
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

Idaho City Passes Law Protecting Gays

NATIONAL | Oct 29
Officials in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston have passed an ordinance banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Elton John at AIDS Event: Pope Francis is My Hero

RELIGION | By Mesfin Fekadu | Oct 29
Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

GOP Gleeful Over Democrats' Midterm Woes in Ohio

POLITICS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Oct 29
Democrats appear poised to lose every statewide election in battleground Ohio this fall - most of them badly.

Wisconsin Insurers Signing Up Same-Sex Couples

FAMILY | Oct 28
Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans.