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Court Upholds Ban on Gay-to-Straight Therapy

August 29, 2013 | 2:47 pm

Court Upholds Ban on Gay-to-Straight Therapy

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A federal court upheld California’s law prohibiting programs aimed at making gay youth straight.

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Times Are Changing: Steve Young To Keynote Gay Mormon Conference

August 16, 2013 | 10:21 am

Times Are Changing: Steve Young To Keynote Gay Mormon Conference

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Steve Young, ex-49er quarterback, co-founder of Palo Alto private equity firm HGGC and all-around good guy, is speaking out on gay rights. He and his wife, Barbara, are the keynote speakers at next month’s convention of gay Mormons in Salt Lake City. Reporter Hank Plante, who covered LGBT issues (among other topics) for KPIX-TV in […]

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Boy Scouts Vote to Accept Gay Boys

May 23, 2013 | 3:23 pm

Boy Scouts Vote to Accept Gay Boys

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts have approved a plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts but maintain a ban on gay adult leaders. Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council who were attending their annual meeting at a conference center not far from BSA […]

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March 20, 2013 | 1:06 pm

Michelle Shocked ‘Damned Sorry’ For San Francisco Remarks About Gays

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Michelle Shocked’s controversial statements about gays were misinterpreted, the folk singer said on Wednesday in statements to KQED and other news outlets. She is not anti-gay, but was trying to explain other people’s homophobia in comments during a concert on Sunday at Yoshi’s San Francisco, Shocked said. “I do not, nor have I ever, said […]

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Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

October 18, 2012 | 5:10 pm

Debate: Should Nudity Be Allowed in San Francisco?

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Some people feel like they should have the right to walk around nude, and other people feel like they shouldn’t have to see it. That’s the crux of a controversy that has San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in an uproar, San Francisco Examiner reporter Dan Schreiber said on Thursday in a KQED Forum discussion.   On […]

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SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

August 10, 2012 | 4:20 pm

SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

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Well, that didn’t take long. When Salvatore Cordileone took over as the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, academics I interviewed said he might pressure churches that welcome lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. They noted that he has campaigned actively against same-sex marriage. That was July 27. Now, reports are surfacing that Most Holy Redeemer, […]

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SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

July 27, 2012 | 5:01 pm

SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

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Is the Pope picking a fight? I had to wonder that when I heard on Friday about the appointment of Salvatore Cordileone — one of the nation’s most outspoken foes of same-sex marriage — as archbishop of San Francisco, the gayest city in the country. Cordileone has called same-sex marriage a plot by “the evil […]

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Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

July 17, 2012 | 5:07 pm

Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change. The Scouts cited support from parents as a key reason for keeping the policy and expressed hope that the prolonged […]

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Effort to Undo California Gay History Law Fails

July 17, 2012 | 12:59 pm

Effort to Undo California Gay History Law Fails

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of a law that requires California public schools to cover the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have again failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have overturned the requirement. Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin Snider said the Stop SB48 campaign did not gather enough signatures by […]

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July 2, 2012 | 9:30 am

Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’; Bay Area Not Surprised

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