Columnists

Roger Kessler

Texas Police: Teacher Used Grindr to Hookup With Teen Boy

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
Texas police arrested and charged an HIV-positive music teacher with sexual assault of a child last week, after authorities say he was caught sneaking out of the home of a 15-year-old boy.

In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Civil Rights Commission upheld a judge's ruling that Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, despite Phillips' cited religious opposition to same sex marriage. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people.

The Homophobia-Christianity Complex

By Steve Weinstein | Sep 16
How by invoking "Religious Freedom" a baker can have his 'intolerance c'ake and eat it too

Tyler Maddick

UK Photographer Blinded in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
A gay photographer from the United Kingdom was left blind in one eye after an allegedly anti-gay attack that occurred last week.

'Show Up in Drag' Protest at Facebook HQ Postponed

By EDGE | Sep 16
The most colorful protest ever to hit northern California in years has been called off...for now.

HRC President Chad Griffin

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

By Chuck Colbert | Sep 16
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

President Barack Obama

US to Assign 3,000 From US Military to Fight Ebola

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 16
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

Gillian Anderson

Catch 'Streetcar' Tonight at a Theater Near You

By EDGE | Sep 16
The acclaimed London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster screens in theaters tonight across America, including Brookline's Coolidge Corner, with a repeat on October 2.

Fire as it approaches the shore of Bass Lake, Calif.

Racing Wildfire Engulfs Homes in California Town

By Jeff Barnard | Sep 16
This scenic town of nearly 3,000 near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze.

Pope Francis, top center beneath a baldachin, weds twenty couples in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

Pope to Focus on Grandparents After Newlyweds

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 16
First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

Slightly Conflicting Account of Palin Brawl Emerges

By EDGE | Sep 16
An unnamed source close to the Palin family gave their account of the September 6 'brawl heard 'round the world' involving Alaska's former first family.