A record number of out LGBT participants – 534 – are planning to go to Charlotte, N.C., next week for the Democratic National Convention.
The number was released on Aug. 28 by the National Stonewall Democrats, the largest LGBT Democratic group in the country.
The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has apologized for his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, behavior that he said brought “shame” and “disgrace” on himself and the Church, though legal experts said was unlikely to derail his promotion.
The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone said in a statement issued Aug. 27 by his office that he was driving home from a dinner with friends in San Diego with his mother and a visiting priest friend early Aug. 25 when he was pulled over at a DUI checkpoint near San Diego State University.
A donor to the anti-gay Proposition 8 campaign and youth leader in his evangelical church has been arraigned on charges that he molested boys over many years.
Caleb Douglas Hesse, 52, of Yucca Valley, Calif., was arraigned earlier this month on four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child. Additional charges were to come, according to a release from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office.
Charlie Crist endorsed Barack Obama in one of Florida’s best-read newspapers on Sunday. The former governor and former Republican will address the Democratic National Convention next week, according to CNN.
Crist, after serving as governor of the Sunshine State, left the GOP and ran as an independent for the U.S. Senate, a race he lost to rising Tea Party star Marco Rubio.
Gay Republicans and marriage equality advocates purchased an ad in the Aug. 29 issue of the Tampa Tribune to promote gay rights to Republican National Convention Attendees.
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans purchased the full-page, full-color ad, which features photographs of same-sex couples and emphasizes that gay marriage is about freedom, personal responsibility and family.
A Tampa Bay pastor told the Christian Broadcasting Network her team prayed Tropical Storm Isaac away from the Republican National Convention.
Forecasts for severe weather associated with the storm forced convention officials, in consultation with local and state emergency management officials, to call off the first day of the convention in Tampa, Fla.
Republican officials, after calling a rain delay for Monday, released a revised schedule for their national convention this week on the Florida Gulf Coast.
The rain delay was forced by forecasts for Tropical Storm Isaac, which late last showed the storm developing into a hurricane with Tampa in its potential path.
We’re heavier in pounds and hotter by degrees than Americans of old. We’re starting to snub our noses at distant suburbs after generations of burbs in our blood. Our roads and bridges are kind of a mess. There are many more poor, and that’s almost sure to get worse.
The oddly American obsession with picking up and moving on – “this spectacle of so many lucky men restless in the midst of abundance,” as Alexis de Tocqueville noted nearly 200 years ago – has given way to the un-American activity of going nowhere. But check back tomorrow.
On one side of downtown Tampa Aug. 28, delegates were arriving to the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to nominate Mitt Romney for president.
On the other side of downtown, in the shadow of an I-275 overpass, protesters readied to march from Camp Romneyville, a small tent city with a name reminiscent of Hooverville.
The Republican National Convention gets to business on Aug. 28 after a one-day delay due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa. The schedule includes the arrival of the color guard, with the U.S. flag carried by the Fourth Degree Color Guard of the Knights of Columbus, comprised of members from Connecticut and Florida councils.
Organizers of the March on Wall Street South demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention next week are finalizing plans to carry activists in car pools, buses – even a caravan from the RNC in Tampa – to Charlotte.
Planners have a week of actions slated, including a rally and a march over the three-day Labor Day weekend.
A former gay stripper has been convicted of trafficking teenagers as prostitutes in Atlanta.
A jury in Douglas County, Ga., has convicted Steven Douglas Lemery, 38, of human trafficking, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and pandering by compulsion.