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Catholic school apologizes for omitting girl’s tux photo, offers to reprint yearbook

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Catholic prep school in California has issued a public apology and offered to reprint the school's yearbook after intentionally omitting a senior's photo from because she wore a tuxedo. [...]

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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated by gay rights advocates worldwide. [...]

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Man convicted in gang rape of lesbian gets 400 year prison sentence

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A California man who was convicted of orchestrating the 2008 gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years in prison. [...]

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More schools working to help transgender students feel acceptance

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take prom photos in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about their transgender status in their schools and say friends, teachers and administrators have been much more supportive than they expected.
Isaac Barnett took a bold step last year: He told teachers and classmates at his Kansas high school that the student they had known as a girl now wanted to be accepted as a boy. His close childhood friend, who also identified as transgender, was ready to reveal his secret, [...]

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Calif. mayor says bullying victims need to toughen up and ‘grow a pair’

Friday, May 16, 2014
Cameron Hamilton
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- A central California mayor says bullying victims should toughen up, "grow a pair" and defend themselves, sparking anger among some city officials and gay rights advocates. [...]

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Portrait of girl in tuxedo omitted from Catholic school’s yearbook

Friday, May 16, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO — A Catholic high school in San Francisco came under fire on Friday for refusing to include a portrait of a female student wearing a tuxedo in the school yearbook. [...]

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I just can’t vote for a gay Republican…

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Carl DeMaio
Carl DeMaio is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a fiscal conservative Republican, and that is why he won’t have the vote of this liberal Democratic lesbian. And I don’t like the fact that he won’t really talk about LGBTQ issues – saying instead that the fiscal [...]

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Calif. Assembly OK’s bill to revamp birth certificates to reflect same-sex parents

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lawmakers in the Assembly have approved a bill that updates birth certificates to reflect the status of same-sex parents. [...]

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Calif. Senate advances bill to remove ‘man and woman’ from marriage laws

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate on Thursday after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year. [...]

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LGBT donors cancel conference at Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, April 19, 2014
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A group of high-dollar LGBT donors has cancelled plans to hold its upcoming conference at the famed Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles following news that its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, would institute a revised penal code in his country which calls for death by stoning for homosexual activity. [...]

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