The Minister of State for Schools and the Cabinet Office, David Laws, on Wednesday attended the PinkNews Awards to present Lynne Featherstone with the PinkNews Ally of the Year Award. ...

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Tonight I’m joined by Rene Russo who has played a wide range of roles from the sultry insurance investigator in what I consider to be the best remake of all time, “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Pierce Brosnan to a secret service agent opposite Clint Eastwood in “In the Line of Fire”. She’s now co-starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in a new movie titled, “Nightcrawler”, which was written and directed by her husband, Dan Gilroy. The film deals with the underbelly of local news where morality is...

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino – who was a prominent advocate for gay rights – has died, aged 71. ...

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What. A. Day. It’s Friday, it’s Halloween, did we mention it’s Friday?! We have so many reasons to celebrate (okay, two reasons), so put on your party pants and let’s get this weekend started. How should you get your weekend rockin’ and rollin’ you ask? Start by reading the silliest Someecards of the week, of course! We’ve compiled the best below. ...

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If you’ve been on the Internet in the past couple days, you’ve probably seen that viral video showing all the catcalls one woman received while walking around New York City for 10 hours. If you haven’t — go watch it. As its 16-million-plus YouTube views suggest, the video — despite presenting problems of its own with its execution — resonated with many women who have to endure such unsolicited comments on a daily basis, and whose complaints often fall on deaf ears. It’s a compliment! You should...

There are nine episode left on “How to Get Away with Murder,” arguably the most intense and riveting show currently on television. We at HuffPost Entertainment are admittedly obsessed and, as we find ourselves playing detectives, we want to let you in on the fun. The following is by no means corroborated by the series “How to Get Away with Murder,” its creators or ABC. These are solely our own thoughts based on circumstantial evidence and, as Annalise Keating would say, they would never hold up in court. Check...

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This is my 100th HuffPost blog post and my second anniversary of blogging on The Huffington Post. It’s particularly timely, as I’ve just received a lifetime achievement award by being inducted into my county’s Human Rights Hall of Fame. It’s been a pleasure to contribute to the civil-rights debate, and I’ve enjoyed the feedback I’ve received. I realize my analysis is one of many, and the debate has helped me refine my understanding. It has helped when the debate is civil, which it often is When we...

The local council for the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles has hired an artist to design an AIDS memorial to remember the more than 650,000 Americans who lost their lives throughout the epidemic. ...

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan covered it all on “Live’s Best Halloween Show Ever Seriously” special on Friday. The talk show hosts started off the show dressed as zombies and — with a little help from Gelman and Art Moore — went on to spoof TV’s hottest series, including “Downton Abbey,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men.” They even poked fun at Kimye’s wedding, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video...

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The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, came out yesterday, just a couple weeks after National Coming Out Day. The best quotation from his announcement: “Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” He also went on to say that while he has been open with many of his colleagues, he’s never “announced” it before. I understand that fully. But first: When have you ever heard being gay described as a gift? I love it! Sure, we’ve grown accustomed...

City Council unanimously approved a measure on Thursday that would make it a crime to harm someone because of sexual orientation, gender identity, or disabilities. The proposal was triggered by the Sept. 11 assault on a gay couple in Center City. ...

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Are you Pro-Choi? I’m still on the frontline: this time for my school. After a long battle to end the oppressive “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military, I wanted to restart my life. Like most veterans, I felt strange coming home from war: bewildered, often isolated, learning freedom, finding community. Easy tasks for some, but impossible without the support, mentorship, and love of a caring family. There is little wonder why 22 veterans commit suicide every day. So while I wanted to live my life...

Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday, but there is something liberating and quite beautiful about it that I’ve only recently come to realize. While reading Cameron Esposito’s latest blog at the A.V. Club, in which she champions the “little gay kid” as the pioneer of gender-bending Halloween costumes, I began to reflect on my own affinity for the holiday. Dressing up in a costume as a kid came with a sense of excitement, as it’s an opportunity to be something you don’t get to enact in daily life....

Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday, but there is something liberating and quite beautiful about it that I’ve only recently come to realize. While reading Cameron Esposito’s latest blog at the A.V. Club, in which she champions the “little gay kid” as the pioneer of gender-bending Halloween costumes, I began to reflect on my own affinity for the holiday. Dressing up in a costume as a kid came with a sense of excitement, as it’s an opportunity to be something you don’t get to enact in daily life....