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Pope Francis I. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Tells Catholic Church To Stop Obsessing Over Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/20/2013

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En Vogue & Weddings Featured At Oakland’s Pride Celebration

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend this Sunday’s Oakland Pride celebration for the LGBTQ community…

09/01/2013

(L-R) Daniel Craig & Javier Bardem in "Skyfall" (credit: Columbia Pictures)

GLAAD Finds Movies Lag Behind TV In LGBT Roles

GLAAD study found that of 101 films released by six major studios last year, 14 included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual…

08/21/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

‘Real World San Francisco’ Star, Sean Sasser Dies At 44

AIDS activist Sean Sasser, who rose to fame on season 3 of MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco” has died. He was 44. …

08/08/2013

Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. (LUCA ZENNARO/AFP/Getty Images/Pool)

Gay Leaders Encouraged By Pope’s Comments On Gays

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.”

07/29/2013

Supporters applaud as same-sex couple Sandy Stier (2R) and Kris Perry (R) prepare to get married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Supreme Court Declines Request To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/15/2013

Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask California High Court To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Opponents of same-sex marriage say they are asking the California Supreme Court to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/12/2013

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Same-Sex Couple Gets Married Live On Bay Area Morning Radio Show

Same-sex couple, Cameron & Chris Day tied the knot live on the air at Alice@97.3′s Sarah And Vinnie Morning Show…

07/09/2013

Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Same-Sex Weddings Resume Throughout California

Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples to wed since 2008, when about 18,000 marriages went forward during a brief legal window before a voter-approved ban.

07/01/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Begins In South Bay With High Demand For Licenses

The Santa Clara County Clerk’s office issued more than twice as many marriage licenses as usual in its first day since a federal court lifted a stay on same-sex marriages late last week.

07/01/2013

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