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When Life Is Skeevier than Art

BY ED SIKOV | “Netflix dumps Kevin Spacey from ‘House of Cards,’” the Entertainment Weekly headline announced. The article, by Derek Lawrence, went on to summarize the nasty but delicious story, which broke on BuzzFeed. (Oh, come on! Don’t tell me your outrage isn’t tempered by even a teensy-weensy bit of pure delight. It’s a […]

Bronx Lawsuit Lingers as Salvation Army Works to Improve Image    

Bronx Lawsuit Lingers as Salvation Army Works to Improve Image    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A lawsuit brought by a lesbian couple that charges the Salvation Army with discrimination based on sexual orientation could derail efforts by the agency to convince LGBT Americans that it does not discriminate against LGBT employees and clients. Tamara Lobban, who worked for a women’s shelter that was run by the Salvation Army […]

Comprehensive Federal LGBT Civil Rights Measure To Be Introduced July 23

Comprehensive Federal LGBT Civil Rights Measure To Be Introduced July 23

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Comprehensive civil rights legislation providing federal nondiscrimination protection to the LGBT community, originally expected to be introduced in Congress in June, will be unveiled at a noon press conference on Thursday, July 23 in Washington, Gay City News has confirmed. Word that the bill was ready to go first surfaced earlier this […]

Bishop Says Pope Francis “Shocked” at Idea of Gay Adoption

Bishop Says Pope Francis “Shocked” at Idea of Gay Adoption

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Pope Francis, recently named as the Advocate’s Person of the Year, was “shocked” at the thought of gay and lesbian couples adopting children, according to Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta. The Daily Telegraph of London reported that Scicluna, in an interview with the Times of Malta, said, “We discussed many aspects… […]

Noting Pope Francis Is “Not Pro-Gay,” Advocate Names Him Person of the Year

Noting Pope Francis Is “Not Pro-Gay,” Advocate Names Him Person of the Year

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Writing that “Pope Francis is still not pro-gay by today’s standard,” the Advocate magazine has named the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics its Person of the Year. “Like it or not, what he says makes a difference,” the magazine argued in making its announcement on December 16. “Sure, […]