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Oakland Pride, for the kids

Oakland Pride Clarifies: Hide Okay - As Long As It's Tanned

LOCAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2
Oakland Pride kicked off its own event this weekend, but found itself embroiled in a near-tempest with media reports that the leather community had been disinvited.

Virginia State Capitol

Barring Supreme Court intervention, Virginia Same-Sex Marriages Could Begin This Week

FAMILY | By Justin Snow | Aug 18
A federal appeals court paved the way last Wednesday for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia on Aug. 20.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Same-Sex Marriage Balancing Act

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 12
The Kentucky senator known for his libertarian views on a number of key Republican issues says he is in favor of the "concept" of a Constitutional ban nationally on marriage equality... and he's also a proponent of letting states decide for themselves.

U.S. Supreme Court

Marriage Equality's Race Back to the Supreme Court

FAMILY | By Justin Snow | Aug 11
A case challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage reached the U.S. Supreme Court Friday, marking the third marriage equality case now before the nation's highest court.

Sherilyn Adams, center, executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services, makes a point during a panel discussion on the myth of gay affluence. She was joined on the panel by Bevan Dufty, left, director of the city's Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement office, and Gary J. Gates, Ph.D., Williams Distinguished Scholar, the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

Panel Debunks Stereotype of LGBT Affluence

FAMILY | By Jim E. Winburn | Jul 26
The myth of gay affluence serves as a harmful exaggeration, according to speakers of a recent Horizons Foundation panel discussion hosted at Merrill Lynch Private Bank.

Ursula from "The Little Mermaid"

Evil Queens

FAMILY | By Andy Smith | Jul 26
"I don't care how you kill the little beasts, but do it!" -Cruella De Vil

Marina Mironova and Oxana Tomofeeva

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

Are Evangelicals Changing Their Minds on Marriage Equality?

FAMILY | Jul 12
Evangelical attitudes are slowly softening on the issue of gay marriage. Or are they? While some are seeing the light, others are clinging to prejudice.

Marriage Inequality Harms Military Families and Veterans

FAMILY | Jul 11
On Wednesday, July 9th, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and OutServe-SLDN jointly filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of Henry v. Himes, decided by a federal district court in Ohio.

Desiree Mark, right, and her partner

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 11
When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against.