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Calif. Schools Prepare for Transgender Rights Law

By Julie Watson and Lisa Leff | Friday Dec 27, 2013
With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches and much more.

Will Atkins Become California’s First Openly Lesbian Assembly Speaker?

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
Speculation in Sacramento is intensifying around the prospect of seeing the first lesbian lawmaker be elected to the powerful Assembly speaker position in the new year.

In CA, Domestic Partnerships Decline as Marriage Soars

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
California domestic partnerships dipped during the second half of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012, as the demand for marriage licenses has increased since decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court led to resumption of legal marriage in the state.

California City OKs Parade Despite Gay Exclusion

Thursday Dec 12, 2013
A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year’s parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community’s gay and lesbian residents.

Gays Seek Inclusion at Vietnamese Parade

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
A Southern California city is gearing up for a heated debate over a Vietnamese new year’s parade that would exclude the community’s gay and lesbian residents.

Pot Clinic Owner Now Mayor of California City

Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A medical marijuana dispensary owner has been named mayor of a small Northern California city in the heart of pot country. Sebastopol’s City Council selected 36-year-old Robert Jacob as mayor earlier this week.

Calif. Nuptials Increase After Gay Marriage Ruling

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
More California couples tied the knot in July following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state than in any other month since 2006, according to new data.

Uptick in CA Nuptials After Gay Marriage Ruling

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
More California couples tied the knot in July - following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state - than in any other month since 2006.

Calif. Lesbian Teacher Files Discrimination Suit

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
A lesbian teacher filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hesperia Unified School District that alleges unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her sexual orientation.

Jelly Belly Exec Donates $5K to Anti-LGBT Campaign

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Oct 28, 2013
A chairman from the Jelly Belly Candy Company has donated thousands of dollars to an anti-LGBT campaign that is currently working to take down a California law that protects transgender children.