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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

(Sanfranman59/Creative Commons)

All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender Students

Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.

08/21/2014

(Photo courtesy of God Loves Gay Billboard Project)

Group Launches ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Campaign In Kansas To Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The mysterious comedian behind the “God” Facebook Page is using his divine power to create a billboard campaign that advocates for LGBT rights in and around Topeka, Kansas — the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.

08/19/2014

Facebook Headquarters

Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician’s Campaign

Facebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who’s fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.

08/15/2014

(CBS)

SoCal Man Sues Doctor, Health Care Provider For Listing His Homosexuality As ‘Chronic Condition’

An openly gay man from Southern California has sued his doctor and health-care network for listing his homosexuality as a “chronic condition” on his medical records.

08/14/2014

(Westboro Baptist Church)

Westboro Hate Group Targets Robin Williams’ Memorial, Silicon Valley Tech Companies

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, spent Tuesday traveling to some of the Bay Area’s biggest tech headquarters to share their message of damnation, all while incessantly and ironically using one of their targets — Twitter — to condemn the life of Robin Williams, and threaten to protest at the late comedian’s memorial.

08/12/2014

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

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Westboro Hate Group Plans Protests Of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Other Silicon Valley Giants

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, has found a new target for their anger – the tech industry.

08/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Calif. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Blasts Science Magazine For ‘Lurid, Sexualized’ Cover Of Transgender Women

Science Magazine is at the helm of a social and political firestorm this month following a cover image used for the July 11 issue which depicts two transgender sex workers with their heads cropped out.

07/28/2014

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