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Leather-themed public plaza proposed for San Francisco’s LGBT cultural district

Sunday, February 15, 2015
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A leather-themed public plaza would be built on the roadway outside the Eagle bar in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood under a proposal backed by the developer of a new mixed-use housing and retail development. [...]

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Bruce Jenner involved in fatal Malibu crash, walks away uninjured

Sunday, February 8, 2015
The SUV with a trailer, belonging to Reality-TV star Bruce Jenner, is seen at the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven other's were injured, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Jenner was in one of the cars involved in the four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said.
Olympic gold medalist and Kardashian family patriarch Bruce Jenner was behind the wheel of an SUV involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Malibu that killed a woman and injured seven others, authorities said. [...]

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Catholic archbishop’s teacher directive prompts vigil at San Francisco cathedral

Saturday, February 7, 2015
San Francisco teachers
About 100 people attended a vigil outside the Catholic cathedral in San Francisco to protest the local archbishop's requirement that teachers at four Catholic high schools lead their public lives in accordance with church teachings on homosexuality. [...]

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San Francisco Archbishop details expectations for Catholic school teachers

Friday, February 6, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
The Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has unveiled a faculty handbook calling on teachers to lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and other behaviors he describes as evil. [...]

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Openly gay police chief revitalizes force in minority-dominated California city

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Chris Magnue
Chris Magnus – white, openly gay, soft-spoken – was an unlikely choice to take over the troubled Richmond, Calif., police force when he was lured from Fargo, a city a world apart in terms of crime and demographic makeup. [...]

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Boyfriend sought in stabbing death of transgender woman in Van Nuys, Calif.

Sunday, February 1, 2015
KABC-TV
Police in Van Nuys, Calif., are investigating the murder of a transgender woman early Saturday, and are searching for the woman's boyfriend, who detectives say is the prime suspect. [...]

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California Supreme Court ruling on sex crimes criticized as unfair to gays

Friday, January 30, 2015
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The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that adults convicted of engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders, while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to. [...]

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Some California judges with ties to Boy Scouts question ban

Monday, January 26, 2015
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The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups that discriminate against gays comes against the wishes of some jurists with ties to scouting. [...]

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California bars judges from joining Boy Scouts due to anti-gay discrimination

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. [...]

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Bullied, gay teen will get 27 years in prison in plea deal for school shooting

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Bryan Oliver
A teenager charged with shooting a classmate in the chest at his central California high school two years ago accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors Friday for a 27-year sentence in state prison. [...]

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