Boston LGBT Film Festival as diverse as culture it celebrates 
- There’s little that’s generic or PC about the films and subjects in the festival’s 28th year.

Boston LGBT Film Festival as diverse as culture it celebrates

- There’s little that’s generic or PC about the films and subjects in the festival’s 28th year.

THE PODIUM
Federal benefits need to include married same sex couples 
- This week the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is hearing oral arguments challenging the constitutionality the Defense of Marriage Act's denial of federal benefits for married same sex couples. I will join my 16 co-plaintiffs at the John J. Moakley Courthouse in Boston.

THE PODIUM

Federal benefits need to include married same sex couples

- This week the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is hearing oral arguments challenging the constitutionality the Defense of Marriage Act's denial of federal benefits for married same sex couples. I will join my 16 co-plaintiffs at the John J. Moakley Courthouse in Boston.

Mass. leads fight on right to marry 
- The state will become the first to go before a United States appeals court to challenge a federal law that defines marriage as a union only of a man and a woman.

Mass. leads fight on right to marry

- The state will become the first to go before a United States appeals court to challenge a federal law that defines marriage as a union only of a man and a woman.

Former Rutgers student convicted of hate crime 
- Dharun Ravi was accused of filming and broadcasting the love life of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide.

Former Rutgers student convicted of hate crime

- Dharun Ravi was accused of filming and broadcasting the love life of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide.

Gay groups excluded from St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston 
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will not be marching in the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday after two groups received rejection letters from organizers.  

Gay groups excluded from St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston

- Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will not be marching in the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday after two groups received rejection letters from organizers.  

Black church reaches out to gay, transgender teens
- A new youth drop-in center at Union United Methodist Church, a historically black congregation in the South End, welcomes gay and straight 13- to 18-year-olds.

Black church reaches out to gay, transgender teens

- A new youth drop-in center at Union United Methodist Church, a historically black congregation in the South End, welcomes gay and straight 13- to 18-year-olds.

Barney Frank to wed longtime partner
- US Representative Barney Frank, one of the first openly gay politicians in national office, confirmed today through a spokesman that he is planning to wed his long-time partner, Jim Ready.

Barney Frank to wed longtime partner

- US Representative Barney Frank, one of the first openly gay politicians in national office, confirmed today through a spokesman that he is planning to wed his long-time partner, Jim Ready.

'Pariah' is a coming-out tale to be embraced
- The film is a rare revelation about life as a middle-class, gay, African-American teen.

'Pariah' is a coming-out tale to be embraced

- The film is a rare revelation about life as a middle-class, gay, African-American teen.

Romney defends same-sex marriage stance to gay veteran
- A routine campaign conversation became hostile after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat down to speak with a military veteran and his husband at a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.

Romney defends same-sex marriage stance to gay veteran

- A routine campaign conversation became hostile after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat down to speak with a military veteran and his husband at a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.