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California lawmakers urge archbishop to remove morality clauses from teacher handbooks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
The morality clause outlines the church's teaching that using contraception is a sin and that sex outside of marriage, whether it is in the form of adultery, masturbation, pornography or gay sex, is "gravely evil." [...]

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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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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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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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Drag performers dress down Facebook over ‘real names’ policy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Drag performers (from left) Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina, take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco drag performers are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been [...]

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Gay man beaten, left for dead, dies after being removed from life support

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Bryan Higgins
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco gay man who was beaten and left for dead in the city's Castro District on Sunday was taken off of life support Wednesday afternoon while more than 100 people gathered in a silent vigil on a hill in a nearby park. Police are now [...]

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Apple video commemorates LGBT pride: ‘Inclusion inspires innovation’

Monday, July 7, 2014
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In a new video posted on its YouTube page Monday, Apple documents its participation in San Francisco's LGBT Pride parade on June 29, where thousands of Apple employees marched in the company's first ever officially sanctioned Pride parade. The short film is set to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars." [...]

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Police investigating second alleged hate crime during San Francisco pride

Thursday, July 3, 2014
San Francisco, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are investigating a second hate crime during the city's Gay Pride festivities. Police spokesman Albie Esparza says a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and her husband were attacked Saturday night by a group of four people who yelled anti-gay slurs. [...]

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Burger King sells ‘Proud Whopper’ in San Francisco

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Burger King
NEW YORK -- Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a "Proud Whopper." Customers were not told what is in the burger, [...]

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