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US Vice-President Joe Biden  (JOHAN ORDONEZ/Getty Images)

Biden: Protecting Gay Rights Trumps Cultural Traditions

Vice President Joe Biden declared that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation takes precedence over national cultures and social traditions.

06/26/2014

Pink Triangle

Goats To Trim Hillsides Of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks In Prep For Pride Weekend

Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials.

06/22/2014

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

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

UC President Napolitano Forms LGBT Advisory Group

University of California President Janet Napolitano is trying to create a more welcome and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

06/03/2014

Hecklina, founder of Trannyshack, is going to change the name of the club next year.

San Francisco’s Trannyshack Club Plans To Change Name

The popular San Francisco institution Trannyshack will drop the “tranny” and change its name to appease transgender activists

05/22/2014

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases

From NFL Draft to Arkansas, State Legislature To Singing Competition, Gay Milestones Change Cultural Norms Worldwide

A gay American football player kissed his boyfriend on national TV after being drafted by the National Football League; gay marriage arrived in the Bible Belt; a bearded cross-dresser won one of the biggest TV song competitions in the world.

05/13/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

Battery Charges Dropped Against Hercules High School Transgender Teen Who Had Been Bullied

16-year-old Jewlyes Gutierrez completed a conflict resolution program offered by the judge in return for the misdemeanor charges being dropped, the Transgender Law Center reported.

05/07/2014

(CBS)

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

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

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

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