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In memory of Princess Anastasia, a homeless transgender woman who lived and died on the Castro

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Anastasia
"Perhaps because she spent her final days on the street, the legend of Anastasia was just starting to take shape by the people who saw her every day." ...

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1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco LGBT pride event

Sunday, June 28, 2015
In this image taken from video provided by Sean-Franc Strang, a police officer has his gun drawn after shots were fired at a gay pride event in San Francisco, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several young men turned violent.
Police say a bystander was shot at an LGBT pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event. ...

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San Francisco, city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight, celebrates marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, center, speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 26, 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
Workers draped a giant, one-story-long rainbow flag over the front door of City Hall minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday morning. ...

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Golden State Warriors President named grand marshall of San Francisco pride

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rick Welts
Rick Welts was president of the Phoenix Suns when he came out publicly in 2011 via a front-page article in The New York Times. He joined the Warriors later that year. ...

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San Francisco archbishop will skip this year’s national rally opposing same-sex marriage

Thursday, April 23, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the 2013 March for Marriage event in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing debate over his opposition to gay marriage, will miss an annual march in Washington, D.C., next week opposing same-sex marriage, his archdiocese said. ...

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Some San Francisco Catholics call for ouster of anti-gay archbishop

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
More than 100 Bay Area Catholics went public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop, asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with someone more inclusive and less divisive. ...

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Four West Coast mayors lift bans on city-funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate. ...

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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee bans taxpayer funded city worker travel to Indiana

Friday, March 27, 2015
Ed Lee
"We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including LGBT individuals." ...

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Gallup ranks top metro areas with highest percentage of LGBT residents

Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
A new Gallup survey ranks the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT, and not surprisingly, San Francisco ranks at the top of the list. ...

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San Francisco to consider protections for LGBT seniors in assisted living facilities

Thursday, March 19, 2015
San Francisco
Legislation that would offer special protection to gay and transgender seniors in assisted living facilities is headed for the San Francicso Board of Supervisors. ...

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