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When Indianapolis Was A “Friend Of Dorothy”

When Indianapolis Was A “Friend Of Dorothy”

INDIANAPOLIS —The term friend of Dorothy, dates back to at least World War II, when same sex acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a “friend of Dorothy” was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning. A similar term “friend of Mrs. King” […]

California Attorney General Rejects Anti-Gay Initiative

California Attorney General Rejects Anti-Gay Initiative

Gather your rage, your indignant condemnation and your check book, readers as California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday took the unprecedented step of requesting a state court’s permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative that would make gay sex punishable by death. Harris called the measure “utterly reprehensible.” The move comes as California’s ballot initiative process […]

Steve Grand And His New Album Are “Out.”

Steve Grand And His New Album Are “Out.”

Steve Grand lives up to his name. He became an overnight internet celebrity and was acclaimed by some to be the first openly gay male country musician to attract mainstream attention in the United States. The word openly gay does not apply to Ty Herndon who we all knew (wink wink) and several others I […]

This Congressman Is Not Your Traditional Barney

This Congressman Is Not Your Traditional Barney

In 1972, former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., decided he would run for the state Legislature in Massachusetts — but he also explicitly decided to stay in the closet. And as he made this decision, he made a promise to himself to support LGBT rights. “I could not live with myself if I did not oppose […]

LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed By Utah Senate

LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed By Utah Senate

The Utah State Senate passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill on Friday that has received widespread support from both gay and transgender rights groups as well as officials from the state’s populous religious community. The bill, introduced this week and unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate’s Republican-controlled Business and Labor Committee, passed in the Senate at a 23-5 vote. It would protect […]

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