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The Pottery Barn website. (CBS)

Pottery Barn Backtracks On Gender-Specific Backpack Designations

Pottery Barn is backtracking on a policy that prevented shoppers from ordering “boy” patches on “girl” backpacks.

08/18/2015

Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams watches from the bench during the second half of a pre-season against the New Orleans Saints game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Saints beat the Rams 26-24. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Stepping Away From Football After Stint In CFL, Cites Mental Health

Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, has told the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes that he is leaving the team.

08/14/2015

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California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.

08/07/2015

(Photo by Kris Lyseggen)

San Francisco Singer Tells Off ‘American Idol’ Producers: You Only Want Me Because I’m Transgender

“I realize you only want me because I’m a transgender person who happens to be a singer, not because I’m a singer who just so happens to be transgender, and because of that I’m not interested.”

08/06/2015

Members of UN Security Council.  (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Openly Gay Syrian Refugee Living In Oakland To Make Historic Appearance At UN

A gay man who fled from war-ravaged Syria to the Bay Area is about to become the first openly-LGBT person ever to address the United Nations Security Council.

08/06/2015

Hoover Tower at Stanford University (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Stanford Loses Title As Nation’s Most Gay-Friendly University

The Bay Area takes the rainbow cake for having the most epic Gay Pride festivities, but not so much when it comes to LGBTQ-friendly universities, according to a new ranking.

08/04/2015

Former Oakland Athletic Jose Canseco (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco To Dress, Live As A Woman For A Week To Show Support For Caitlyn Jenner

Bash Brother Jose Canseco is choosing a peculiar way to show support for Caitlyn Jenner’s transition by vowing to live as a woman for a week.

07/30/2015

Members of Scouts for Equality hold a rally to call for equality and inclusion for gays in the Boy Scouts of America as part of the "Scouts for Equality Day.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Of America To Allow Gay Adult Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

07/28/2015

Members of Scouts for Equality hold a rally to call for equality and inclusion for gays in the Boy Scouts of America as part of the "Scouts for Equality Day of Action." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Expected To Officially End Ban On Gay Leaders

Monday the National Executive Board is meeting to ratify a resolution passed earlier this month to allow adults of any sexual orientation to lead Boy Scout troops.

07/27/2015

YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen of MissGlamorazzi. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for COVERGIRL)

YouTube Stars Open Up About Being Openly Gay Online At 6th Annual VidCon

While many YouTubers grapple with when or how to inform their subscribers that they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, others haven’t given a second thought about it.

07/25/2015

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In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Here’s a look at some stars who are living openly gay lives, and realizing that it is “in to be out.”

A dancer performs for the crowds along Market Street during the annual San Francisco Pride parade on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in San Francisco. (AP)

San Francisco Pride Through The Years

Each year, San Francisco Pride draws hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown San Francisco to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride. Here are a few pictures from the festivities over the years.

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