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Military Leaders Express Concerns Over Lifting Ban On Transgender People Serving In Armed Forces

U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.

03/25/2015

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HBO Cancels San Francisco-Based Series ‘Looking’

The show – which is based on gay friends living in San Francisco – was well-loved by critics, but ultimately, it’s viewership wavered too much to sustain itself. However, there’s a twist.

03/25/2015

A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Reportedly Moving To Block ‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is reportedly moving to prevent a ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” from ever appearing on the California ballot, according to Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times.

03/25/2015

Albus Dumbledore impersonator holds up a copy of the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" book, the fifth in the Harry Potter series. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

JK Rowling Schools Fan About Dumbledore’s Sexuality …And It’s ‘Perfect’

Author JK Rowling has little patience for homophobia – real or implied. When she schooled one fan, hundreds of Twitter followers said her reply was ‘perfect.’

03/25/2015

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Twin Astronauts Taking Part In Longest Ever NASA Study On Space Travel’s Aging Effects

NASA is set to carry out its longest mission ever in an effort to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

03/24/2015

“I look at myself in the mirror and I go, ‘I see a female body,’ ” said high school teacher Amanda Swager. (CBS LA)

SoCal Teacher Surprises Students With New Female Identity

Students at Chino High School returned to school this week to find that their chemistry teacher looked very different and had a new name: Amanda Swager.

03/23/2015

Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco.

‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative May Be Allowed To Proceed Under California Law

A ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” is moving forward because constitutionally, there is really no way to stop it, despite the neo-Nazi nature of the proposed law.

03/20/2015

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Where Are All The Gay People In San Jose? Texas Ahead Of Silicon Valley In LGBT Population Survey

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll survey.

03/20/2015

Pink Saturday 2014. (Screenshot from video by Billy Green)

2015 Pink Saturday Is Rescued By SF LGBT Center, After Being Threatened With Cancellation

The status of the event during Pride weekend was in question after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said they were stepping away.

03/19/2015

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‘You’re not my sister Maya, you’re Myron my brother’ CBS Daytime’s B&B Reveals Transgender Character

For two years on Bold and the Beautiful, character Maya Avant has been carrying a secret. She is transgender.

03/19/2015

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San Francisco Pride Parade 2014

Scenes we saw along Market Street at the 44th Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco

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In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Here’s a look at some stars who are living openly gay lives, and realizing that it is “in to be out.”

A dancer performs for the crowds along Market Street during the annual San Francisco Pride parade on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in San Francisco. (AP)

San Francisco Pride Through The Years

Each year, San Francisco Pride draws hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown San Francisco to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride. Here are a few pictures from the festivities over the years.

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