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California Wine Month Kicks Off

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
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.

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

CA Senate Panel Tables Condoms in Porn Bill

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
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'

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
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.

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

By Justin Snow | Friday Aug 1, 2014
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Leno Bill Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

By EDGE | Monday Jul 7, 2014
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.

San Mateo Establishes LGBT County Commission

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Jun 9, 2014
San Mateo County supervisors have created what is believed to be the first LGBT County Commission in California.

Gay CA Controller Candidate in Tight Race

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
A gay candidate for California controller was holding on to a tentative lead for second place, according to unofficial returns Wednesday morning.

Pilgrimages: California LGBT Historic Sites

By Joel Martens | Saturday May 17, 2014
Many of us know of the riots at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, one of the places in which the beginnings of the LGBT movement took shape. Few know however, of other significant locations, like these in California.