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George Takei (credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

George Takei Sees Gay Pride Beginning In Japan

Takei hopes his Japanese counterparts will one day join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities…

06/05/2014

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Ban

State officials have said they’d be prepared to carry out same-sex marriages almost immediately, and couples lined up outside the county clerk’s office in Portland in anticipation of the decision.

05/19/2014

Union workers picket in front of a construction site in San Francisco, May 1, 2014. (CBS)

Bay Area ‘May Day’ Protests, Rallies Call For Workers’ Rights, End Of Deportations

Labor activists across the Bay Area rallied Thursday to celebrate International Workers Day, taking the opportunity to champion causes from minimum wage hikes to immigration reform to development projects.

05/01/2014

Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland Parks

Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.

04/15/2014

Fred Phelps (Wikimedia Commons)

Fred Phelps, Scourge Of LGBT Community Dead At 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.

03/20/2014

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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 Schools Reviewing Locker Rooms To Prep For Transgender Students’ Rights Law

A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in California on Jan. 1. To get ready, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for staff and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

12/26/2013

Frances Bean Cobain Gains Control Of Father's Image

Frances Bean Gains Control Of Father, Kurt Cobain’s Image

The family feud continues between Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean. Love’s real troubles started when she lost control of her daughter…

05/03/2012

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South Bay Illegal Immigrants Re-Arrested Shortly After Jail Release

Dozens of illegal immigrants recently released from jail in Santa Clara County have been re-arrested by federal immigration officials.

12/20/2011

Local leaders and former members of the military hold a banner during a news conference marking the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on homosexuals in the military, September 20, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Military Policy

After years of debate over the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.

09/20/2011

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