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Calif. Methodist bishop offers job to Pa. pastor defrocked over gay son’s wedding

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Frank Schaefer
PHILADELPHIA — A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son's gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region in yet another sign of a split in the nation's ...

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Group trying to overturn Calif. transgender students’ rights law files suit

Friday, December 20, 2013
LGBT students rights
Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a ...

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Calif. man convicted of orchestrating gang rape targeting lesbian victim

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A 36-year-old Northern California man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian. ...

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Calif. city approves Vietnamese parade despite exclusion of gay residents

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year's parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community's gay and lesbian residents. ...

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L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center systems compromised by cyber-thieves

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LA Gay and Lesbian Center
LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center said Tuesday it was recently the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack that, according to data security and technology experts, was designed to collect credit card, social security numbers and other financial ...

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Gay rights activists challenge exclusion from Vietnamese parade

Monday, December 9, 2013
Members of the local Vietnamese LGBT community march in the 2010 parade.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- Gay rights activists are stepping up pressure on the organizers of a Vietnamese new year parade in Orange County to allow them to march. ...

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Lesbian victim testifies in trial of man accused in alleged 2008 gang rape

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — Five years after a Northern California woman said she was gang-raped while her attackers taunted her for being a lesbian, the trial of one of the four men charged in the assault has gotten underway in a ...

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Effort to repeal Calif. transgender student rights law may not qualify for ballot

Saturday, November 30, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents of a new California transgender students rights law, who claimed earlier this month they had collected enough signatures to force a ballot initiative aimed at repealing the law, may not qualify to put the issue before ...

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Calif. sees record increase in marriages following gay marriage ruling

Monday, November 25, 2013
Damian Dovarganes, APProp 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami are married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, Friday June 28, 2013 at City Hall in Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO -- More California couples tied the knot in July following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state than in any other month since 2006, according to new data. ...

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Officials: Brawl between bullies, transgender student possible hate crime

Friday, November 15, 2013
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HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender student at a California high school said she was assaulted by three other girls in a transphobic attack captured on cell phone video. ...

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