Soccer Star Says She'll Stand For National Anthem A week after NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick ended his National Anthem protest, soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she will respect a new U.S. Soccer Federation policy that says national team players "shall stand respectfully" during the anthem.
Demonstrators In Oakland And SF Participate in Shutdowns, Day Of Action Against Police BrutalityMassive 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.
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, WomenAfter 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.
Paper Company Uses Anti-Gay Leaflets For Wedding Confetti To Support Same-Sex Marriage In IrelandA paper company is using a new product on its shelves as a creative comeback to opponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland.
Where Are All The Gay People In San Jose? Texas Ahead Of Silicon Valley In LGBT Population SurveyThe 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.
All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender StudentsTransgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.
Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender WorkersPresident 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."
Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His PresidencyMany 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.
Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of 'Don’t Ask, Don't Tell' Military PolicyAfter 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.
Facebook COO Extols Video Games For Young GirlsOne 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.
Obama Stance On Marriage Act Viewed As Turning Point For Gay RightsThe 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.
Oakland City Council Votes To Keep Controversial Gang InjunctionsOakland officials have agreed to continue supporting the city's gang injunctions.