A gay teen from Texas was lured to a skate park in Baytown, Texas, on Oct. 12 by his "friend" and then brutally beaten by the girl and two others because of his sexuality.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes.
A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.
A young bioengineering graduate has died of an apparent drug overdose after he was found unconscious Wednesday morning in the bathtub of a New York hotel tycoon's apartment in Manhattan.