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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 25, 1994
MIAMI -- For the first time in its history, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has recognized gays and lesbians as a distinct social group who are sometimes entitled to a haven in the United States.Earlier this week, an INS officer in San Francisco granted asylum to a Mexican man who said he was beaten, raped and extorted by police in his native country for only one reason: He was gay."As a gay man in Mexico, life was made intolerable for me," Jose Garcia said yesterday at a news conference in San Francisco.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Don't say, "I told you so," but British diver Tom Daley is gay. Daley, 19, reportedly answered "I am" when asked if he is "a gay man now" on the British television show "Celebrity Juice" on Wednesday. (Here's the "TOTALLY gay" video. ) The comment clashes with a December video he posted to YouTube, in which he said, "Of course I still fancy girls," while announcing he is dating a man (screenwriter Dustin Lance Black). Here's how MTV UK responded to Wednesday's news on Twitter: "Look away ladies!
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2002
The chief physician at Maryland Shock Trauma Center denied yesterday that his staff discriminated against a gay man who claims he was barred from his partner's deathbed because he was not "family." Dr. Thomas Scalea said staff members blocked William Robert Flanigan Jr. from the 10-bed resuscitation unit for more than six hours Oct. 16, 2000, because doctors were too busy trying to save his partner's life to allow any visitors, who might have gotten in the way. "That evening was extremely busy," Scalea said at a news conference.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone, with just a hint of gloating. "But I am looking forward to being back in Baltimore. I love the bracing air of the Inner Harbor. " The man who first earned fame portraying Lt. Sulu in the 1960s TV series "Star Trek" will serve as narrator/host of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular" this week.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Ed Heard and Holly Selby contributed to this article | June 25, 1994
Baltimore homicide detectives are fanning out in the city's gay community showing mug shots of a suspect charged with killing a Montgomery County man in April.The suspect, Gary Ray Bowles, 32, is a transient believed to be from Alexandria, Va., authorities said.The FBI is seeking a serial killer in the slaying of a 72-year-old Savannah, Ga., man May 5 and the killing of a 37-year-old Hilliard, Fla., man May 19.Authorities said Mr. Bowles is wanted for questioning in two other cases: an April 11 slaying in Jacksonville, Fla., and a May 15 slaying in Daytona Beach, Fla., authorities said.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 9, 2011
Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has been in the news lately for comments he made opposing same-sex marriage to the New York Times .  "It's like in golf," Trump told the paper. "... a lot of people are switching to these really long putters. Very unattractive. It's weird ... I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist. "  Last night on his NBC show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," Trump made more comments about homosexuality, which he refers to as "gayness.
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By Glenn McNatt | March 7, 1994
THE QUEEN'S THROAT: OPERA, HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE MYSTERY OF DESIRE. By Wayne Koestenbaum. Poseidon Press. 271 pages. $12.WAYNE Koestenbaum, a professor of English at Yale University, openly describes himself as an "opera queen" -- a gay man who loves opera.His choice of subject is startling, however, only because he dispenses with the genteel fiction that opera's affinity to homosexuality is merely coincidental.On the contrary, Mr. Koestenbaum asserts, gay men are attracted to opera precisely because its extravagant displays of emotion and willfulness express a secret realm of feeling denied them in the straight world.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 4, 2001
MIAMI -- It is, at the very least, a lead that gets your attention. "For the past year and a half," it says, "I have been having an affair with a pro baseball player from a major-league East Coast franchise, not his team's biggest star but a very recognizable media figure all the same." Brendan Lemon wrote those words. He's the editor of Out, one of the nation's most widely read gay-interest magazines, and that's how he begins his column in the May issue. Mr. Lemon's unidentified friend is apparently so deep in the closet he sleeps on a hanger.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 6, 1997
BOSTON -- Not that I am worried about Rupert Everett's career. Anyone who can dance away with the kudos at "My Best Friend's Wedding" is bound to catch bouquets.The British actor was more than Julia Roberts' gay consolation prize for losing the man she loved in that film, more than a walker at a wedding. He was campy, sensitive, sensible and, by anybody's definition, a true friend. He was the best man in the movie.So no one is surprised that Mr. Everett has lined up two more star turns: one as a gay secret agent, another as a married man coming to terms with coming out. Nor is it any wonder that the gay actor is being cast as a gay character.
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By MILES CHRISTIAN DANIELS | December 15, 2005
In case you've been hunkered down on Mount Kenya, Brokeback Mountain opened last weekend. No hurricanes destroyed Orlando. No meteorites were reported in Los Angeles. In fact, the film quietly attracted huge crowds in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and will premiere in other markets this weekend. And so it seems Ang Lee's film about two cowboys in love is - at minimum - surviving. Why is a question we'll have to figure out later. Could be that all three opening cities have hefty gay populations.
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By Tyler Coyle | November 3, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration's 1983 blanket ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men (MSM) is outdated, discriminatory and medically unjustifiable. Millions of Americans are denied the opportunity to donate life-saving blood products based solely on their sexual orientation - instead of on their individual risk profiles. This antiquated policy stigmatizes gay men and unnecessarily depletes medical resources. The FDA's argument for banning MSM donors is that the prevalence and incidence of HIV and hepatitis cases remain higher among MSM than their proportional representation in our population.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
As the punches kept coming, landing across his face and head, Kenni Shaw tried to talk to his five attackers but couldn't get the words out. "I was pinned down by punches," Shaw said of the beating he received Christmas night, outside the East Baltimore liquor store he frequents near his home. "It was so hard that I felt my lip and side face swell up immediately. I was trying to talk to these guys, but they weren't letting me talk. " Instead, they were intent on beating him - simply out of hate, said Shaw, a 30-year-old gay man. "I was just beaten in my face.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
I was 4 years old when I was picked up after a minor fall and had my tears brushed away with the words "You'll be OK. You'll heal long before you grow up and get married. " But by the time I reached puberty, that promise seemed to only be for my three sisters. I had come to the realization that I was gay, and gay people were not even thinking about getting married when I turned 12 in 1968. I hadn't even yet learned a word for being attracted to another boy. As a culture we have come a long way since then.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | January 30, 2012
Carrie Fisher is in town for a run of her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking," at the Hippodrome , and fans will have a couple of chances to chat with her, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library. Fisher was born to Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. But her life has been filled with challenges, including depression and addiction. Thursday, February 2nd, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., she'll discuss her books "Wishful Drinking" and "Shockaholic," at the library's Towson Branch.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football. His secret weighed on him, frightened him, confused him, taking on a life all its own. In lonely periods, the former University of Maryland player would go online and type in "gay," "athlete" and other keywords. And Patterson, an offensive and defensive lineman on former coach Ralph Friedgen's teams of 2001-03, would wonder: how many other Division I athletes are gay — and black — and feeling as isolated as he was?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 9, 2011
Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has been in the news lately for comments he made opposing same-sex marriage to the New York Times .  "It's like in golf," Trump told the paper. "... a lot of people are switching to these really long putters. Very unattractive. It's weird ... I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist. "  Last night on his NBC show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," Trump made more comments about homosexuality, which he refers to as "gayness.
NEWS
By Anna Quindlen | December 13, 1993
IN THE apartment a man and woman decorated a Christmas tree. They looped strands of lights around the branches, stood back to consider the effect, plugged them in so that colored stars danced in the darkness.From across the street we could see them, two panes of glass and a swath of asphalt away. We mourned our friend while those two strangers went about a different ritual.Last Monday would have been Jeff Schmalz's 40th birthday, and he had intended to spend it dining well, as was his wont, at Chanterelle.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | March 7, 1994
When actor/playwright David Drake returns to Baltimore tomorrow to sign copies of his newly published script, "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me," he will have come full circle.Not only is the script the semi-autobiographical story of his coming of age as a gay man in Maryland, but before the New York premiere of "Larry Kramer" in 1992, Drake tried out parts of the one-man show at Towson State University and Maryland Art Place.Since then, the 30-year-old boyish-looking performer won one of off-Broadway's coveted Obie Awards for his performance in "Larry Kramer."
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By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 17, 2010
G len H. Footman would appear to be the perfect candidate to get a check from Maryland's Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He was shot in September 2008 while walking hand-in-hand with his longtime partner, Alex Chavarria, on Howard Street in Mount Vernon. Witnesses told police that a young man, previously overheard saying, "I'm going to kill myself a gay tonight," stopped to ask Footman a question or bum a cigarette, and then shot him twice. Baltimore police classified the shooting as a possible hate crime but have not made any arrests.
NEWS
By Sean Patrick Norris and Sean Patrick Norris,Sun Reporter | June 10, 2007
Life generally doesn't move very fast in Kentucky. But for Paducah resident and up-and-coming celebrity William Sledd, it has quickly reached whiplash speed. Sledd, at 23, has already begun making his name as a fashionista, a Gap manager and a YouTube star. He recently signed a development deal with NBC Universal. He has e-mail to answer, YouTube responses to check and his Web site to maintain. The newest problem: his Internet has been down for hours. "I just called [Comcast] again," says Sledd.
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