US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada
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US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco today…

Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy
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Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy

A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn’t use their legal names…

Appeals Court Appears Likely to Favor Marriage Equality in Three States
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Appeals Court Appears Likely to Favor Marriage Equality in Three States

Three federal appeals court judges left little doubt at a hearing in San Francisco today that they are likely to favor same-sex marriage rights in…

SF Marriage Equality Attorney Confirmed to State Court of Appeal
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SF Marriage Equality Attorney Confirmed to State Court of Appeal

Chief Deputy San Francisco City Attorney Therese Stewart, who led the city’s nine-year legal battle for marriage equality, was unanimously confirmed by a state commission…

Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors
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Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end…

Over 100 Arrests During Pride Weekend Festivities
Crime

Over 100 Arrests During Pride Weekend Festivities

During the San Francisco Pride festivities celebrating the LGBT community over the weekend there were more than 100 arrests, according to police. In areas where…

65 Arrested for Public Intoxication Over Pride Weekend
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65 Arrested for Public Intoxication Over Pride Weekend

At least 65 arrests for public intoxication were made in San Francisco in neighborhoods hosting Pride celebrations on Saturday, a police spokesman said. San Francisco…

Heavy Traffic, Muni Reroutes Planned Around Pride Celebration And Parade Sunday
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Heavy Traffic, Muni Reroutes Planned Around Pride Celebration And Parade Sunday

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is advising Muni riders of several reroutes due to today’s Pride celebration and parade. Muni officials said the 5,…

San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride
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San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride

Pride Weekend is gearing up to be a packed two days with some events starting today to celebrate the LGBT community in the Bay Area…

Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador
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Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador

In honor of June as Pride month and the massive San Francisco Pride celebration and parade coming up this weekend, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos…

Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month
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Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee raised the rainbow flag above City Hall this morning to celebrate June as Pride month for members of the LGBT…

SF Archbishop Makes No Apologies For Attending Anti-Gay Rally, Yet Asks For Open-Mindedness
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SF Archbishop Makes No Apologies For Attending Anti-Gay Rally, Yet Asks For Open-Mindedness

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded today to an open letter signed by Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other state,…

State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event
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State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event

A letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone signed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, state and city officials and other…

Block Will Be Renamed To Honor “Tenderloin sensation” Vicki Marlane
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Block Will Be Renamed To Honor “Tenderloin sensation” Vicki Marlane

A block in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will soon be dubbed “Vicki Mar Lane” in honor of late longtime transgender activist and actress Vicki Marlane…

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness
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Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon aiming to protect LGBT residents from housing discrimination. As…

Man Could Get Eight Year Sentence For Brutal Pride Weekend Beating And Robbery
Crime

Man Could Get Eight Year Sentence For Brutal Pride Weekend Beating And Robbery

An Oakland man charged with a brutal attack on a San Francisco woman during Pride Weekend last year was convicted today in San Francisco Superior…

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
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It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

9:34 PM: Inside a City Hall building lit up in rainbow colors and in front of a large rainbow flag atop the stairs of the…

A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies
LGBTQ

A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies

From this week’s Pussy Riot performance at Amnesty International’s concert in Brooklyn, to the United Nations, to a GQ “embedded reporter” article about being gay…

Court In SF: Gay People Can’t Be Excluded From Juries Just Because They’re Gay
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Court In SF: Gay People Can’t Be Excluded From Juries Just Because They’re Gay

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today. The 9th…

Group Gears Up To Fight New Law Intended To Protect Transgender Students
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Group Gears Up To Fight New Law Intended To Protect Transgender Students

Transgender students at schools throughout the state will be able to use bathroom, locker rooms, and play sports with the gender they identify with starting…

Court In SF Upholds California’s Gay Conversion Ban
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Court In SF Upholds California’s Gay Conversion Ban

California’s ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy for youths under age 18 was upheld by a federal appeals court in San Francisco today. The law…

Petition To End Federal Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men Gathering Thousands Of Signatures
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Petition To End Federal Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men Gathering Thousands Of Signatures

Campbell Mayor Evan Low is fighting for gay men to be able to donate blood in an effort that has spread nationwide. The mayor, who…

Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban
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Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban

In what may be the final step in a nine-year battle over same-sex marriage in California, the state Supreme Court today turned down a petition…

State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
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State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The California Supreme Court today turned down a petition in which the sponsors of Proposition 8 sought to have the ban on same-sex marriage put…

National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage
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National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex marriage experts told lawyers at an American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco today that they expect an “explosion of litigation” around the…

San Diego County Clerk Withdraws Attempt To Stop Same Sex Marriages
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San Diego County Clerk Withdraws Attempt To Stop Same Sex Marriages

As promised, San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg asked the California Supreme Court today to dismiss a lawsuit in which he asked the panel to…

Archbishop Of SF Uses Pope’s Remarks As Opportunity To Throw Shade On Marriage Equality
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Archbishop Of SF Uses Pope’s Remarks As Opportunity To Throw Shade On Marriage Equality

After Pope Francis made comments Monday about accepting gay people, the archbishop of San Francisco responded, praising the leader of the Catholic Church but reinforcing…

State High Court Rejects Second Bid To Stop Same Sex Marriages
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State High Court Rejects Second Bid To Stop Same Sex Marriages

For the second time in eight days, the California Supreme Court refused today to halt same-sex marriages in the state. In a one-line order issued…

Despite County Clerks’ Widespread Support Of Same Sex Marriage Ruling, San Diego’s Still Doesn’t Want Marriage Equality
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Despite County Clerks’ Widespread Support Of Same Sex Marriage Ruling, San Diego’s Still Doesn’t Want Marriage Equality

8:11 PM: Twenty-four county clerks weighed in with the California Supreme Court today to say they believe they should continue licensing same-sex marriages, which resumed…

San Diego County Clerk Asks High Court To Stop Same-Sex Marriages
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San Diego County Clerk Asks High Court To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

The San Diego County clerk, saying he is “caught in the crossfire of a legal struggle over the definition of marriage,” asked the California Supreme…

High Court Turns Down Same Sex Marriage Opponents’ Request For Marriage Stay
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High Court Turns Down Same Sex Marriage Opponents’ Request For Marriage Stay

3:20 PM: The California Supreme Court today turned down a request by the backers of Proposition 8 for an immediate halt to same-sex marriages in…

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”
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Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”

The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court today to block the continuation of same-sex marriages in the state. The sponsors argued in…

Farewell Prop 8: Santa Clara County Breaking Marriage License Records
Bay Area

Farewell Prop 8: Santa Clara County Breaking Marriage License Records

Santa Clara County is in the midst of another week of same-sex marriages days after what is believed to be the county’s busiest day ever…

SFPD Seeks Gang Of Suspects In Pink Saturday Assaults And Muggings (Video)
Crime

SFPD Seeks Gang Of Suspects In Pink Saturday Assaults And Muggings (Video)

SFPD Seeks the Public’s Help in ID’ing Suspect in Brutal Robbery/Aggrevated Assualt. from San Francisco Police on Vimeo. Police are asking for the public to…

Police Still Seeking Suspects Who Shot Vendors At SF Pride
Crime

Police Still Seeking Suspects Who Shot Vendors At SF Pride

Two men who were shot at San Francisco’s Civic Center as the city’s Pride celebration was wrapping up on Sunday evening were vendors at the…

Santa Clara County License Requests Double On First Business Day Of Marriage Equality

The Santa Clara County Clerk’s office issued more than twice as many marriage licenses as usual in its first day since a federal court lifted…

Weekend Of Love: 479 Same Sex Marriages Held At SF City Hall This Weekend (Slideshow)
City Hall

Weekend Of Love: 479 Same Sex Marriages Held At SF City Hall This Weekend (Slideshow)

Only days after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a 2010 injunction blocking same-sex marriages, the San Francisco county clerk’s office has issued…

Hundreds Of Thousands Pack San Francisco Streets For Pride Parade And Celebration (Video)
Culture

Hundreds Of Thousands Pack San Francisco Streets For Pride Parade And Celebration (Video)

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in downtown San Francisco to watch the city’s 43rd annual Pride Parade, and the crowd had even more to…

US Supreme Court Denies Prop 8 Supporters’ Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings
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US Supreme Court Denies Prop 8 Supporters’ Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

6/30 10:35 AM: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy today denied an emergency petition filed by sponsors of California’s Proposition 8 to halt gay and…

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Stay Lifted, Weddings Begin (Slideshow)
City Hall

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Stay Lifted, Weddings Begin (Slideshow)

A federal appeals court cleared the way today for same-sex marriages to resume in California, setting off an expected wave of weddings that began with…