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California Military Recruiters Banished From San Francisco Pride

This year there will be no National Guard and no California military presence at San Francisco Pride weekend events — they’ve been banned by the Pride committee.

06/13/2014

Hecklina, founder of Trannyshack, is going to change the name of the club next year.

San Francisco’s Trannyshack Club Plans To Change Name

The popular San Francisco institution Trannyshack will drop the “tranny” and change its name to appease transgender activists

05/22/2014

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui attends 'Monsoon Shootout' Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Credit Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Bollywood Film Breaks Cultural Barrier With First Ever Gay Character

Bollywood’s conservative culture produces movies depicting no forms of affection, not even an on-screen kiss, however filmmakers may break conservative boundaries and create the first gay character.

05/21/2014

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases

From NFL Draft to Arkansas, State Legislature To Singing Competition, Gay Milestones Change Cultural Norms Worldwide

A gay American football player kissed his boyfriend on national TV after being drafted by the National Football League; gay marriage arrived in the Bible Belt; a bearded cross-dresser won one of the biggest TV song competitions in the world.

05/13/2014

Bradley/Chelsea Manning

WikiLeaks’ Manning To Be Honored At San Francisco Pride Parade

An imprisoned U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will serve as an honorary grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride parade.

04/12/2014

Derrick Gordon #2 of the Massachusetts Minutemen reacts to a play in the second half against the George Washington Colonials during the Quarterfinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

UMass Basketball Player Gordon Becomes 1st To Come Out As Gay

Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season.

04/09/2014

OkCupid.com CEO Sam Yagan. (OkCupid)

Before Mozilla Exec’s Donation To Prop 8, OkCupid.com CEO Also Donated To Anti-Gay Candidate

The CEO of dating service OkCupid.com, which urged customers not to use Mozilla’s Firefox browser because of the Mozilla CEO’s past support of Proposition 8, once donated to an anti-gay congressman, according to a report.

04/08/2014

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mormon Church Leadership Reaffirms Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith’s insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created.

04/07/2014

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is surrounded by reporters during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the New Orleans Marriott, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

49er Chris Culliver Working To Repair Reputation With LGBT Community

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

03/06/2014

Jason Collins

Collins Enters Game, NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins has become the first openly gay player to see action in an NBA game.

02/23/2014

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