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UN tackles gay "conversion therapy" for first time

Those who organized the event said they hoped it would be the first of many similar conversations, and part of a larger push from the U.N. to address gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

COMMENTARY: Who’s been hit with the stupid stick?

It’s been so, so stupid in political La-La Land of late. Bad stupid! One might have thought we’d enjoy a reprieve after the presidential elections. But, no.

COMMENTARY: Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides black community

The momentum in support of same-sex marriage in the African-American community is seen nowadays along generational lines. It is ironically divided between — the black civil rights era of MLK and post-black civil rights era of Obama.

COMMENTARY: Too many Twinkies and other befucklement

Catching up with the news: demise of Hostess Brands, sour grapes of Mitt Romney, restless lower regions of David Petraeus and the delusional mind of Brian Brown.