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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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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

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

(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

A bronze plaque in the sidewalk in San Francisco's Castro District honoring pioneers in the LGBT community is part of the Rainbow Honor Walk. (CBS)

Rainbow Honor Walk Unveiled In San Francisco’s Castro District

A Rainbow Honor Walk was unveiled in the Castro District in San Francisco Tuesday.

09/02/2014

Supporters of gay marriage gather in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation. (AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad)

Utah Couples Pushing For Supreme Court Ruling On Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban

It is vital that justices weigh in about whether state same-sex marriage bans violate the Constitution to settle the matter for a nation that needs an answer, said Kate Kendell, executive director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The group is representing the couples alongside private attorneys in Utah.

08/08/2014

Hoover Tower near the Main Quad at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, North America

Stanford Ranked As Most LGBT-Friendly University

Students were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise – Cal didn’t crack the top 20).

08/05/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President 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.”

07/21/2014

2014 SF Gay Pride Celebration Main Stage on Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco Pride Celebration A Huge Love Fest On Civic Center Plaza

Pride Weekend culminated in a huge block party in Civic Center Plaza. The celebration was reminiscent of an old school San Francisco love-in — on steroids.

06/29/2014

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Silicon Valley Workers Out En Masse At San Francisco’s Pride Parade

The fog and cold stayed away, but Silicon Valley’s tech community was out in full force at Sunday’s 19th Annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco.

06/29/2014

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