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San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

NEWS | By Tony Taylor | Feb 20
It was 15 years ago this week that then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ushered in a bold stand for same-sex couples when he ordered city officials to issue them marriage licenses.

Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.

United Methodists Confront Possible Split Over LGBT Issues

United Methodists Confront Possible Split Over LGBT Issues

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 20
The United Methodist Church will soon decide how to address deep divisions over same-sex marriage and gay ministers serving in the clergy.

AP NewsBreak: Gwyneth Paltrow Denies Causing Utah Ski Crash

AP NewsBreak: Gwyneth Paltrow Denies Causing Utah Ski Crash

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brady McCombs | Feb 20
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow denied Wednesday that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah ski resort, alleging in a counter claim that the man actually plowed into her from behind and delivered a full "body blow."

Oscars: A Record Year for Women, but is it Progress?

Oscars: A Record Year for Women, but is it Progress?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Feb 20
At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year.

Fox Says Smollet a Pro on Set, Role Not Cut

Fox Says Smollet a Pro on Set, Role Not Cut

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 20
Fox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and it has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show.

Serbian Premier's Gay Partner Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Serbian Premier's Gay Partner Gives Birth to Baby Boy

NEWS | Feb 20
The office of Serbia's openly gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partner has given birth to a baby boy.

'Empire' Reportedly Cutting Smollett's Scenes in Wake of Attack Controversy

'Empire' Reportedly Cutting Smollett's Scenes in Wake of Attack Controversy

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 20
TMZ is reporting that Jussie Smollett's scenes in the upcoming season of "Empire" on Fox will be cut due to the controversy surrounding his alleged attack.

Watch: Gay Chef Suffers Allegedly Homophobic Assault; Attack Caught on Video

Watch: Gay Chef Suffers Allegedly Homophobic Assault; Attack Caught on Video

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
Nelson Bardales, a chef at Tu Tierra restaurant in Miami, told the media that a Feb. 10 assault that left him with fractured facial bones — an assault captured on security cameras — came out of the blue from a complete stranger.

Watch: Piece 'a' Prejudice Pizza? Little Caesar's Worker Fired After 'Gay' Receipt

Watch: Piece 'a' Prejudice Pizza? Little Caesar's Worker Fired After 'Gay' Receipt

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
Two men who placed an order at a Little Caesar's Pizza in Henrico Country, Virginia, found that the word "Gay" had been printed on their receipt.


News

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
The first openly gay football player to be drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam, told students at the University of New Mexico about his experiences - and shared the kind of support that he himself has received.


Entertainment

 Review :: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Review :: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Feb 20
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" lacks the heart and emotional scale found in the previous two entries of the franchise, but it's still a fun, beautifully animated adventure worth taking.


Business

Fouled Waters Reveal Lasting Legacy of U.S. Mining Industry

Fouled Waters Reveal Lasting Legacy of U.S. Mining Industry

CORPORATE | By Matthew Brown | Feb 20
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated.


Cars

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Pollution: 1st Standards for Trucks

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Pollution: 1st Standards for Trucks

AUTO NEWS | By Raf Casert | Feb 20
The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down.


Style

Burberry Apologies for Hoodie with Noose Knot

Burberry Apologies for Hoodie with Noose Knot

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Feb 20
The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway.