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When being HIV-positive was a crime

Decades after the AIDS crisis, some of the people behind HIV-criminalization reflect on the fear that fueled them<p>In the late fall of 1988, state lawmakers and representatives from major insurance and pharmaceutical companies were hard at work addressing the looming AIDS crisis for the American …

The Truth About Ted Olson's Gay Marriage Views

We linked yesterday to an <i>Los Angeles Times</i> profile of Ted Olson. Olson, co-counsel in <i>Perry v. Hollingsworth</i> (the California Proposition 8 case), …

The Cases Justice Alito Apparently Forgot About

The justice seems wary of tackling an institution “newer than cellphones or the Internet.” But, uh, what about these rulings?<p>As the nine Supreme …

Best Reads on Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court

DOMA looks doomed, but would a high court sidestep be the best move for gay marriage? The Daily Beast picks the most cogent takes on the arguments in …

The Weirdest SCOTUS Gay Marriage Questions: Scalia, Thrusting & More

See the oddest moments from SCOTUS’s Prop 8 and DOMA arguments. Hint: lots were Scalia. By Melissa Leon.<p>Anybody else got a bit of a Supreme Court …

Sexual Protest: How Boston College Students are Fighting Their School

A network of Boston College students who run a condom distribution network out of their dorm rooms may face disciplinary action for breaking the …

98 Degrees Released a New Song About Their Penises

The ‘90s boyband reunited for a new song called “Microphone.” “Microphone” is a metaphor for “penis.” Ugh.<p>By this point, those weaned on the glorious …

Bernard Arnault Gets an OBE; Pope Francis’s Shoes Spur Speculation

and Diane Von Furstenberg broke her shoulder in a skiing accident.<p><b>All Hail, Bernard Arnault:</b> Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of French luxury goods …

Is Pope Francis Rewriting Easter?

From washing women’s feet to eschewing the gilded throne, he’s shaking up traditions and Vatican protocol.<p>Easter in Rome is always a Catholic …

Diana's Night Out With Freddie Mercury in Gay Bar

Princess Diana was a hero to many in the gay community thanks to her groundbreaking hospital visits to patients dying of AIDS (it seems hard to …

Plans For William and Kate Middleton's New Ten Bedroom Country House

Nesting is a common phenomenon amongst expectant parents, but few of us get to engage in the activity on the scale of Prince William and Kate …

Is Pigeon Racing Cruel?

Animal welfare charity calls on Queen to abandon lifelong commitment to racing pigeons<p>Animal rights activists have called on the Queen to drop her …

No New Line, but Kate Trademarks Her Name For Clothes Just in Case

Kate Middleton's reps have trademarked her royal title so it can be used on clothes and other products<p>Kate Middleton has been a massive boost not …

Hear What It’s Like to Serve as an Official White House Photographer

As a followup to our post earlier today about former White House photographer Eric Draper’s work, here’s an interesting and relevant 17-minute-long …

Photos of Modern Day Locations Blended with Shots of Major Historical Events

In 2010, photographer Seth Taras created a series of photographs for a worldwide marketing campaign for the History Channel with the message “Know …