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Scott Lovely Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Apr 16
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia is Cancelled

INTERNATIONAL | By Elias Meseret | Apr 16
A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

292 Missing, 4 Dead in South Korea Ferry Disaster

INTERNATIONAL | By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee | Apr 16
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

NATIONAL | Apr 16
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are opposing the state’s request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 16
More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

NATIONAL | Apr 16
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

An outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW.

At Tribeca, Movies are Only Part of the Story

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Apr 16
The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest.

Actor Johnny Depp, right, and director Walter Pfister during the "Transcendence" film press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Pfister, Depp Reunite for Sci-Fi ’Transcendence’

MOVIES | By Jessica Herndon | Apr 16
For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence," has many elements of a Nolan blockbu

Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

LEGAL | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Yoruba Richen, Irma Salvatierra Bajar and Barbara Hammer with their Stonewall Honors 2014 awards

Stonewall Honors Prominent Women Leaders and Unsung Heroes

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
In a special ceremony on Friday, April 11 at Union Square West, the Stonewall Foundation honored prominent women leaders and unsung heroes who create lasting legacies for the LGBTQ community.