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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

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

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

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

Larry Brinkin

San Francisco LGBT Advocate Sentenced For Child Porn Possession

A disgraced icon of the gay community and former San Francisco Human Rights Commission employee was sentenced Wednesday morning to six months in county jail after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography earlier this year.

03/05/2014

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SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From Case

An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, listened to an hour of legal arguments on the issue.

09/18/2013

Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. (LUCA ZENNARO/AFP/Getty Images/Pool)

Gay Leaders Encouraged By Pope’s Comments On Gays

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.”

07/29/2013

A same-sex marriage supporter stands on a friend's shoulders and waves a pride flag as she celebrates during a block party on Castro Street on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Party In The Streets Of Bay Area Over High Court Marriage Rulings

Thousands of people were partying in the streets of San Francisco and other communities throughout the Bay Area Wednesday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings which struck down California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, handing a pair of victories to supporters of same-sex marriage.

06/26/2013

A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act at City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Gets A Supreme Court Win; SF Celebrates

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that backers of Proposition 8, California’s ban of same-sex marriage, had no right to appeal a federal court ruling that overturned it. As a result, same-sex marriage can resume in California.

06/26/2013

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