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Vienna’s gay-themed traffic lights to remain, says local official

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs, on display in downtown Vienna, Austria. The lights were set up by city officials until June, to coincide with a number of gay-friendly events.
The lights show couples — a man and a woman, two women or two men. Set up recently at 47 crossings, they were to be taken down in June, after the conclusion of several gay-friendly events. ...

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Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs are on display in downtown Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2015. These lights were set up by city officials until June, just in time for the annual Life Ball, where celebrities will rub shoulders with party-goers dressed in little more than body paint and cross-dressers in wild costumes at the charity event supporting AIDS research.
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight. And Austria's right-wing Freedom Party is livid. ...

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Intimate image of gay couple in Russia wins World Press Photo award

Thursday, February 12, 2015
In this photo provided on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 by World Press Photo, the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 by Mads Nissen, Denmark, for Scanpix/Panos Pictures, shows Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Danish photographer Mads Nissen called "Homophobia in Russia" that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in Russia. ...

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Brian and Toby: A same-sex couple’s wedding story

Sunday, June 8, 2014
In this Jan. 1, 2013 photo, Toby Sowers, right, hugs Brian Rubin as they pose for a photo during a New Year's party in New York. In the late 1990s, Brian said his father was dismayed to learn that his son was gay. Now, he enthusiastically hosted a dinner for members of the wedding's inner circle.
From their first date, it took Brian Rubin and Toby Sowers only days to fall in love and barely seven months to get engaged. Then the pace of their love story slowed. They spent 20 more months planning their wedding, ...

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After 50 years together, Illinois marriage plaintiffs exchange vows

Monday, June 2, 2014
Jim Darby (left) and Patrick Bova
CHICAGO -- Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, lead plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in Illinois, were married Monday after more than 50 years together. Among those attending the wedding at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary ...

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Jodie Foster weds actress, photographer Alexandra Hedison

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster's publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no other details. ...

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Olympian Tom Daley’s mystery man: Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley
LONDON — British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who revealed publicly for the first time on Monday that he is in a relationship with another man, is dating LGBT activist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, according to E! News, and ...

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West Point in N.Y. hosts first same-sex wedding between two men

Friday, November 1, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- TTwo West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. ...

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For all these reasons and for every season… equality matters: ‘Bridegroom’

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone
The year was 2005. It was a modern twist to the age-old fairy tales: boy meets boy and they fall in love. But unlike the fairy tales of old, this story had a very tragic ending... ...

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Sailor proposes to his boyfriend at Navy homecoming celebration

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Kristina Young, U.S. NavyIn this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerrel Revel, left, proposes to his boyfriend Dylan Kirchner during the homecoming of the USS New Mexico at the submarine base in Groton, Conn., after the ship's inaugural six-month deployment.
GROTON, Conn. -- A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend during the homecoming celebration in Connecticut for USS New Mexico. ...

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