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Actor Richard Chamberlain: "Being gay is part of the story."

From Heartthrob to Hamlet to Out

MUSIC | By Adam Sandel | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
In 1961, "Dr. Kildare" became the first of TV's hit doctor shows, and its handsome 27-year-old star Richard Chamberlain became one of TV's first great heartthrobs.

Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Paul Canon

Watch: Gay-For-Pay Porn Actor Talks to Family About Career, Sexuality

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 21
Gay porn site Broke Straight Boys released a of a sort of documentary called "Diary of a Porn Star" that looks into the life of one of its models, Paul Canon, who is a gay-for-pay porn actor.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Aug 21
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Carolyn Laub

GSA Network Head Quits After Sabbatical

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 21
The executive director of the San Francisco-based Gay-Straight Alliance Network is leaving, 16 years after she founded the organization.

Detroit Police Investigate Connections Between Shootings of LGBT Men

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 21
Police in Detroit are investigating whether or not recent shootings (one fatal) of three men had anything to do with their sexuality.

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Religious Groups Throw Wet Blanket on #IceBucketChallenge

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 21
Instead of throwing ice water, conservative Christian and right to life groups are throwing the proverbial "wet blanket" on the popular #IceBucketChallenge awareness-raising campaign to combat ALS.

Gym Class at Hi Tops

On the Tab :: Aug. 21 - 28

LOCAL EVENTS | Aug 21
What are the chances? The chance of getting a lap dance at the Castro Theatre? The chance of enjoying drawings and drinks at the same time? Chances are your chances are pretty good!

Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo.

Holder Offers Reassurance to People of Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Alan Scher Zagier | Aug 21
To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber.

Aid Group: US Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered

HEALTH | By Jeff Martin | Aug 21
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson from the HBO series "True Detective."

Emmy Hopefuls Play the Angles to Nab Trophies

TELEVISION | By Lynn Elber | Aug 21
If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.