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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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West Hollywood to require all single-stall public restrooms to be gender-neutral

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The city of West Hollywood plans to require gender-neutral restrooms to accommodate individuals' whose gender identity conflicts with their ascribed biological sex. [...]

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Man arrested in stabbing of transgender woman in San Francisco

Monday, January 5, 2015
Samantha Hulsey
Police in San Francisco have arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing a transgender woman as she exited a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus with her partner on Saturday evening. [...]

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Openly gay civil rights attorney to lead Calif. employment, housing department

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed openly gay civil rights attorney Kevin Kish to lead the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. [...]

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12-year-old boy on cheerleading squad commits suicide over anti-gay bullying

Friday, December 5, 2014
FOLSOM, Calif. -- A 12-year-old middle-school student in Folsom, Cailf., committed suicide this week and friends and family say relentless anti-gay bullying was the cause because the boy was on the cheerleading squad last year. [...]

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Two arrested, third sought in ambush, attack on gay man in California

Friday, November 14, 2014
Ethan Walker is wanted in connection with the Oct. 28 attack on a gay man in Victorville, Calif.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- Authorities in Southern California have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third they say led an attack on a man who was struck with rocks, bottles and a wooden board because he's gay. [...]

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio concedes San Diego U.S. House race

Monday, November 10, 2014
Carl DeMaio
SAN DIEGO -- Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego, ending a bitter campaign that was rocked by claims that he sexually harassed a former staffer. [...]

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio defeated in San Diego race for U.S. House

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Carl DeMaio, Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd district, addresses his supporters during election night activities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Peters on Friday won a second term to represent a large swath of San Diego in Congress following a bitter campaign that saw his Republican challenger on the defensive against accusations of sexual harassment by a former campaign staffer. [...]

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UPDATE: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio loses lead in U.S. House race

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Carl DeMaio
SAN DIEGO -- The hotly contested race for California's 52nd District Congressional seat in the U.S. House between U.S Rep. Scott Peters and gay Republican challenger Carl DeMaio remains a toss-up. As of Thursday morning, DeMaio held a slim 752-vote lead over the Democratic incumbent... [...]

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Rep. Mark Takano elected to second term in U.S. House

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano won reelection to a second term in California's 41st House district on Tuesday night. Takano, who was challenged by Republican Steve Adams, was first elected to the House in 2012, becoming the first LGBT person of color in the U.S. Congress. [...]

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