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Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

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)

Obstacles To Gay Marriage Fall Fast In Conservative States

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here’s a rundown of the most recent developments

10/11/2014

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1st Same-Sex Marriage License Issued In Kansas

A court office in Kansas’ most populous county has issued a marriage license to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state.

10/10/2014

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Pansexual Couple Crowned As ‘Homecoming Princesses’ In Santa Rosa

Two teenagers are conquering traditional homecoming norms at a Santa Rosa high school with the help of their classmates.

10/06/2014

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Catholic University Halts Screening Of ‘Milk’ About Assassinated San Francisco Gay Rights Leader

A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about San Francisco gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.

10/03/2014

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Transgender People Facing Hurdles When ID’s Don’t Match Identities

Inaccurate or mismatched ID’s are “an enormous issue for transgender people,” according to Sasha Buchert of the Transgender Law Center.

10/01/2014

Amber Tamblyn as Jenny and Aly Michalka as Brooke in "Two and Half Men" (credit: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment/CBS)

LGBT Depictions Increase On Television

With the edge going to cable & Internet, TV has increased its depiction of LGBT characters…

10/01/2014

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SF Castro District Streets Get Splash Of Color With Rainbow Crosswalks

A newly installed rainbow crosswalk is the latest colorful addition to San Francisco’s Castro District.

10/01/2014

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Liam Mayclem “Pride” Interview, On Unlikely Alliance Of Gays, Miners

Liam Mayclem sits down with the director and writer of “Pride,” a film about an unlikely alliance of gays and miners in 1984 Britain.

09/26/2014

(L-R) Lauren Morelli & Samira Wiley (credit: Theo Wargo/Rob Kim/Getty Images)

‘OITNB’ Writer Divorces Husband, Dating Star Samira Wiley

Lauren Morelli says she realized she was gay after working on the hit Netflix series about inmates in a women’s prison

09/16/2014

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