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MK Nobilette from San Francisco, performing on the 2014 season of American Idol. (Facebook Fan Page)

San Francisco Woman Competes In ‘American Idol’ Finals; 1st Openly Gay Contestant

MK Nobilette performs Wednesday night, looking to advance in the competition.

03/19/2014

Gay Couples Wed As California Lifts Stay on Same-Sex Marriages After Supreme Court Ruling

Florida Gays Sue To Force Recognition Of Marriages From California, Other States

Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.

03/13/2014

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Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

03/13/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Newsom Receive Awards For Advancing LGBT Rights

Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on “the cutting edge” in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

03/10/2014

Weights (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NorCal Transgender Athlete Sues CrossFit After Being Blocked From Competing

The lawsuit brought Thursday by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity

03/07/2014

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

16-Year-Old Accused Of Burning Teen On Oakland Bus Ordered To Stand Trial

An East Bay teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has been ordered to trial.

03/06/2014

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is surrounded by reporters during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the New Orleans Marriott, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

49er Chris Culliver Working To Repair Reputation With LGBT Community

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

03/06/2014

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

Hercules Middle/High School (West Contra Costa Unified School District)

Hercules Transgender Teen Admits Making Up Story Of School Bathroom Assault

A transgender student at Hercules High School who reported being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has admitted to making the story up, according to police.

03/04/2014

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

Suspects In Hercules High Transgender Attack May Not Have Been Students At School

Investigators looking into the sexual assault of a transgender student at a school in Hercules say the suspects may not even have been students at the school.

03/04/2014

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