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California On Track To Become First State To Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense In Courtrooms

California could soon become the first state to ban the “gay panic” defense in violent crimes against LGBT individuals.

09/05/2014

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Vacant Oakland Building Occupied By Political Activists Burns In Fire

An apparently vacant home and store that burned near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland early this morning had been used by political activists for squatting, meetings and events for years, fire officials said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

Members of Dykes on Bikes roll down Market St. to kickoff the 43rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration & Parade June 30, 2013, in San Francisco, California. The annual S.F. Pride Parade occurred just days after same-sex marriages were reinstated in California following the recent Supreme Court rulings. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

San Francisco Gay Pride Celebration Breaks Records With Turnout, Parade

Organizers say the turnout was the highest ever, including a record number of floats, making it was the longest parade in the event’s history.

06/30/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly Force

Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.

06/24/2014

In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide.

05/22/2014

A gay rights activists takes part in a rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor, Gay Rights Activists Call On City Employees To Divest From Russian Investments

The call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.

04/10/2014

Nude activist Gypsy Taub is arrested by San Francisco police officers as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. At least four nude activists were arrested as they protested San Francisco's new ban on nudity in public places. The measure proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener is being challenged by activists who call the ordinance unfair because it grants exceptions for nudity at permitted public events. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nude Activists Get Married, Arrested At San Francisco City Hall

Two nude activists got married in front of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday and were promptly arrested and issued a citation.

12/19/2013

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

Albany: Occupy The Farm Protesters Return For Peaceful Harvest

A group of more than 50 activists returned Saturday to a plot of agricultural land in Albany that’s owned by the University of California at Berkeley to harvest crops.

07/07/2012

A woman is arrested at the scene of a police raid on Gill Tract in Albany, May 14, 2012. (CBS)

Police Break Up Occupy The Farm Encampment; 9 Arrested

University of California police arrested nine people Monday morning who have been trying to make sure that a piece of the school’s land in Albany is used for sustainable agriculture, a university spokesman said.

05/14/2012

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

‘Occupy The Farm’ Protesters Refuse To Leave UC Berkeley Land Tract

Occupy activists who broke locks and set up an encampment on University of California, Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany have refused to leave.

05/07/2012

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