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Traffic jam in the center of Moscow. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Bans Gay Drivers To ‘Reduce Deaths From Traffic Accidents’

Decree Number 1604 gives officials the right to deny drivers licenses to people with certain “disorders.” The list includes everything from sexual preference and gender identity, to schizophrenia and pathological gambling.

01/08/2015

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New California Law Aims To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned Businesses

The law requires big public utilities in the state to report how much work they do with LGBT business owners.

01/02/2015

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy Requirement

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

Salvation Army kettle

Salvation Army Denies It’s Anti-Gay After LGBT Website Surfaces Controversial Internal Documents

The Salvation Army, widely known for its homeless shelters, thrifts stores and holiday bell ringers, has many LGBT advocates thinking twice about dropping coins into those red tin coffers.

12/18/2014

Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues with home plate umpire Dale Scott after getting called out in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 6, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Longtime Major League Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out As Gay

Two weeks after Jason Collins retired as the NBA’s first openly gay player, Dale Scott added his name Tuesday to a growing list of gay and lesbian sports figures taking similar public steps.

12/02/2014

LGBT Wedding Cake (credit: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Couple Wants Mississippi To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage So They Can Get A Divorce

A woman wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to get a divorce…

11/21/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Stanford Basketball Star And First Openly Gay Pro Athlete Jason Collins Retires From The NBA

Collins is retiring from the NBA, 18 months after he came out. He played last season with the Brooklyn Nets.

11/19/2014

Gay marriage ring exchange

Bay Area Photographers Close Shop After Backlash From Refusing To Shoot Gay Wedding

A gay couple were approaching their wedding day, and opted for the services of UrLoved, a wedding photography company based in San Rafael.

11/17/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

A U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

11/14/2014

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