Equality

Black Lives Matter protesters at Oakland City Hall during a national day of shutdown. April 14, 2015. (photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

Demonstrators In Oakland And SF Participate in Shutdowns, Day Of Action Against Police Brutality

Massive rallies were held in Oakland and San Francisco to demonstrate against police brutality as part of a national day of action calling to put a stop to police killings of unarmed minorities.

04/14/2015

Ellen Pao

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, Women

After losing a sex-discrimination lawsuit in Silicon Valley last week, Ellen Pao continues on her crusade to bring gender equality to the tech world, but this time with a focus on her home turf.

04/08/2015

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Paper Company Uses Anti-Gay Leaflets For Wedding Confetti To Support Same-Sex Marriage In Ireland

A paper company is using a new product on its shelves as a creative comeback to opponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland.

04/07/2015

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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

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All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender Students

Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.

08/21/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

Local leaders and former members of the military hold a banner during a news conference marking the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on homosexuals in the military, September 20, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Military Policy

After years of debate over the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.

09/20/2011

A person plays with a video game on an iPad at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles on June 8, 2011. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook COO Extols Video Games For Young Girls

One of Facebook’s leaders is urging parents to let their daughters play video games because it is one way to close the gender gap in computer science.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/03/2011

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Obama Stance On Marriage Act Viewed As Turning Point For Gay Rights

The Obama Administration’s filing of a brief saying the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional is being viewed as a turning point for gay rights.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/05/2011

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