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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Governor Newsom Demands Apology From Gov. Perry Over Homosexuality, Alcoholism Comparison

San Francisco’s former mayor, who was thrust on the national stage when he legalized same-sex marriage in the city in 2004, is now demanding an apology from Texas Governor Rick Perry after he likened homosexuality to alcoholism in an appearance at the Commonwealth Club Wednesday.

06/12/2014

Rick Imirowicz (L) and his husband Terrance Health hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Church on the first day same-sex couples are legal to wed under a new law March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has become the sixth in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, but her decision resulted in confusion over whether gay couples could immediately be given marriage licenses.

06/06/2014

Toyota. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Dealership’s Lesbian Couple Ad Tests Remaining Shock Value Of Same-Sex Couples

An Oakland Car dealership’s new ad campaign is turning some heads by featuring a lesbian couple, while prompting others to ask, “What’s the big deal?”

05/08/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

04/16/2014

OkCupid.com CEO Sam Yagan. (OkCupid)

Before Mozilla Exec’s Donation To Prop 8, OkCupid.com CEO Also Donated To Anti-Gay Candidate

The CEO of dating service OkCupid.com, which urged customers not to use Mozilla’s Firefox browser because of the Mozilla CEO’s past support of Proposition 8, once donated to an anti-gay congressman, according to a report.

04/08/2014

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (Mozilla Foundation)

Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech Issues

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation.

04/04/2014

Image from a YouTube video titled "Honey Maid: Love." (Honey Maid/Nabisco)

Honey Maid Turns Homophobic Backlash Against TV Spot Showing Same-Sex Couples Into Viral Gold

Negative backlash created by a commercial for Honey Maid graham crackers – which portrayed gay and interracial families in the “This is Wholesome” TV spot – has been turned around by the company into another video response that is gaining a huge following on the web.

04/04/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.

03/13/2014

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Couple Will Be 1st To Get Married Atop Rose Parade Float

The men who plan to become the first gay couple married on a Rose Parade float say they’re too busy planning their wedding to think much about a proposed parade boycott.

12/31/2013

(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Activists Call For Vodka Boycott Over Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

A handful of protesters in San Francisco called for a boycott of Russian-made vodka Tuesday after that country’s lawmakers recently enacted what critics are calling anti-gay legislation.

08/06/2013

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