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People celebrate in San Francisco's Castro District following U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, 2013. (CBS)

Survey Says SF Castro District Is Becoming (Slightly) Less Gay

A November 2014 business survey of visitors and residents in San Francisco’s Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods indicates that new arrivals to the rapidly-growing area are less likely to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

05/22/2015

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Jamaican Case Of Woman Lured By Rapists Posing As Lesbians In Online Chatroom Gains International Attention

President Barack Obama singled out the victim Angeline Jackson’s advocacy during his recent visit to Jamaica, telling a crowd that she courageously chose to speak out even though “as a woman and as a lesbian, justice and society were not always on her side.”

04/28/2015

Freitas Memorial Gymnasium at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

5 Nuns From Marin Catholic High School Walk Out Of Class In Protest Of Gay Rights Group

The five nuns walked out last Friday to protest the sponsors of a program intended to protect gay and lesbian teens from bullying.

04/22/2015

JULY 22: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Cannon Building office, July 22, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Congresswoman Speier Urging All States To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation calling on states to ban conversion therapy for children. California is one of only two states that bans the practice.

04/14/2015

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Military Leaders Express Concerns Over Lifting Ban On Transgender People Serving In Armed Forces

U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.

03/25/2015

Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco.

‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative May Be Allowed To Proceed Under California Law

A ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” is moving forward because constitutionally, there is really no way to stop it, despite the neo-Nazi nature of the proposed law.

03/20/2015

Pink Saturday 2014. (Screenshot from video by Billy Green)

2015 Pink Saturday Is Rescued By SF LGBT Center, After Being Threatened With Cancellation

The status of the event during Pride weekend was in question after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said they were stepping away.

03/19/2015

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SF’s Largest Evangelical Church No Longer Requires LGBT Members To Practice Celibacy

Lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people who have flocked to City Church of San Francisco are no longer required to practice life-long celibacy in order to become members.

03/18/2015

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Gay, Lesbian Groups March In Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Decades Of Opposition

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/15/2015

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New Defense Secretary Wants To Let Transgender Americans Serve In US Military

President Obama is supporting a push by newly appointed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

02/23/2015

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