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Utah Supreme Court Lifts Hold On Same-Sex Adoptions

  Utah’s Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the state’s high court placed a hold on several district judges’ rulings that ordered the Utah Department of Health to issue birth certificates to same-sex couples who were adopting children.(…)

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Santa Rosa Bishop Not Interested in Catholic Church Acceptance of LGBT Folks

Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa was not among Catholic leaders gathered this week at the Vatican to discuss the church’s stance on a range of hot-button topics including marriage, divorce, homosexuality and birth control. But Vasa said that if he had participated in the widely reported gathering, he would not have endorsed a preliminary document(…)

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Panel Reports California Schools Are Failing to Teach LFBT History Depsite Law

California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires schools to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars led by a Sonoma State University professor. The Committee on LGBT History has proposed a revision(…)

Out CA Legislative Candidates Rake in the Cash

  The six out candidates seeking California legislative seats in the November election have been raking in the cash this campaign season. According to the most recent campaign finance disclosures with the Secretary of State’s office, posted October 6, more than $3 million has flowed to the gay and lesbian candidates’ coffers this year through(…)

Arts & Entertainment

Lesbians Battle Creepy Church in Exciting Thriller

You never know what you’re going to get with sequels. The best ones continue the story, deepen the characters, and allow you to come away with a sense of growth. The worst ones reek of imitation and make you forget why you liked the first one so much. And then there are a whole range(…)

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? Dr. Gloria I. Joseph has a treasure trove of memories of the renowned Audre Lorde, her late partner. Joseph’s long-awaited new book, The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde, gives(…)

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