Lea Michele, left, and Chris Colfer, in a scene from "Glee."

GLAAD Study: Gay Depictions Increase on TV

By Lynn Elber | Oct 1
Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

"Evel" Dick Donato

'Big Brother' Winner Reveals He is HIV Positive

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
Dick Donato, the winner of "Big Brother 8," returned to play the reality show in 2011, but mysteriously left early on, never revealing why he departed...until now. The reality TV villain says he's been living with HIV for three years.

Larry King and his murdere, Brandon McInerney

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What if High Court Rejects Gay Marriage Cases?

Oct 1
Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

Ali: Fear Eats The Soul

By Jake Mulligan | Oct 1
The prior Fassbinder box-set displayed the work of a master-in-training; "Ali" displays his work fully-formed. "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul"

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron

UK Leader Promises Tax Cuts, EU Battle

By Jill Lawless | Oct 1
Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden

Ebola Case Stokes Concerns for Liberians in Texas

By David Warren and Lauran Neergard | Oct 1
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

Marina Silva, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party

Fight For Growing Pentecostal Vote in Brazil

Oct 1
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

'Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project' continues through Oct. 18 at the BCA

Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1
Enter this Theater of Absurdities forewarned: Clowns and pratfalls are only the icing on a surrealistic cake that tugs at the terrors and anxieties of the subconscious mind.