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

Transgender Hercules High Student Reports Being Sexually Assaulted In Restroom

Authorities in Hercules are investigating the sexual assault of a transgender student in a restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on Monday.

03/03/2014

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

03/02/2014

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Measure To Overturn California Transgender Students’ Rights Won’t Be On Ballot

The secretary of state announced Monday that backers of the proposed measure to put a referendum on November’s ballot to overturn a law allowing transgender students a choice on which restrooms and locker rooms to use, didn’t gain enough signatures.

02/24/2014

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California Methodists Move To Allow Gay Weddings In Opposition To Church Doctrine

A document being called the “Declaration of Inclusion” has begun circulating among the governing bodies of several Bay Area churches, and as of February 18th, 30 churches had declared their intent to allow the unions; about half of those in the Bay Area.

02/20/2014

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with Quinton Patton #11 after a touchdown in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kaepernick Says Teammates Won’t Care If Player Is Gay

If the 49ers end up drafting openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam, the team will look past his sexuality in hopes that he can help the red and gold return to the Super Bowl, according to comments from quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

02/18/2014

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(Credit: Kristy Sparow;  & Vivien Killilea / Getty Images)

Clinton Calls Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Issues ‘The Last Unfinished Business’

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made “incredible progress” on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

02/17/2014

Example of "Custom Gender" that can be entered on Facebook Profiles.  Users can select from dozens of pre-entered descriptions, and also indicate by which type of pronoun they would prefer being referred to by. (Facebook Profile Settings)

Complete List of Facebook Profile Gender Options

After Facebook announced users can use dozens of terms to describe their gender in their profile, our web producers tried every profile gender option to compile a complete list of the options available, including “two spirit,” “pangender,” and “intersex.”

02/13/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Intersex, Gender Fluid, Transsexual All Facebook Profile Alternatives To Male, Female

You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

02/13/2014

File photo of a same-sex couple getting married in San Francisco City Hall in February 2004. (CBS)

San Francisco Marks 10 Years Since Gavin Newsom Granted First Same-Sex Marriage License

Wednesday marks 10 years since the first same-sex marriages took place in San Francisco City Hall. One of the first couples who got married, along with then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, look back on the decade since the “Winter of Love.”

02/12/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Two Different Paths For Two Bay Area Same-Sex Couples

Some couples have been in the spotlight, fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage, while others have laid back, living a fairly normal life in the Bay Area.

02/12/2014

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