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Congresswoman Lee Marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
Each year, on April 10, Congress marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year's theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS." Congresswoman Barbara Lee shares her voice.

Log Cabin Group Seeks Official Status with CA GOP

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 19
Log Cabin California, a group for gay Republicans, is close to realizing its long held goal of official recognition from the California Republican Party as a chartered club.

Getting Cozy in Carmel-by-the-Sea

By Jill Gleeson | Nov 12
There is no more romantic destination in the country than California's fabled Carmel-by-the-Sea. And as befitting a spot settled by artists on the liberal Left Coast, it is happily gay-friendly and entirely charming.

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

FABULOSA Four-Day Festival Celebrates Women

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 24
On September 25-28 in Groveland's Spinning Wheel in Yosemite, women will come together for the 7th Annual FABULOSA, a four-day festival that celebrates women in music, film, arts and education.

Huge Northern California Wild Fire Keeps Growing: Accused Arsonist in Custody

CRIME | Sep 21
As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

California Wine Month Kicks Off

FOOD/DRINK | By EDGE | Sep 3
September is California Wine Month: An exciting time of year for wine lovers and a much needed boost as many winemakers in the Napa Valley recover from a 6.0 earthquake that damaged 100 wineries throughout the region.

CA Senate Panel Tables Condoms in Porn Bill

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 23
Gay porn producers and models alike are relieved that they will continue to chart their own sexual destinies without government interference.

Man Sues Doctor For Calling 'Homosexual Behavior' a 'Chronic Problem'

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A Los Angeles gay man is suing his doctor and a Southern California healthcare network for ignoring his earlier request to remove a notation on his medical records that describe "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem."

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 9
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

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