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San Francisco: Gay Pride parade turns into celebration on an epic scale
The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court.
Apple CEO Tim Cook funds gay-rights initiative in Alabama
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.
Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay
Singer says he's seeing increased tolerance of the LGBT community in the world of country music.
Executive suites slower to embrace gays than rest of business
Even as corporate America jumped ahead of the rest of America in its recognition of equal treatment for gays and lesbians, it looked at life differently at its highest levels.
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A mountain home for Tilly the turtle
This week, readers are sharing more stories of animal rescue.
Has One Direction lost its luster?
'NCIS' repeat and holiday cartoons top British boy band's behind-the-scenes special Tuesday night.