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Getting Cozy in Carmel-by-the-Sea

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Nov 12, 2014
There is no more romantic destination in the country than California's fabled Carmel-by-the-Sea. And as befitting a spot settled by artists on the liberal Left Coast, it is happily gay-friendly and entirely charming.

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

FABULOSA Four-Day Festival Celebrates Women

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
On September 25-28 in Groveland's Spinning Wheel in Yosemite, women will come together for the 7th Annual FABULOSA, a four-day festival that celebrates women in music, film, arts and education.

Huge Northern California Wild Fire Keeps Growing: Accused Arsonist in Custody

Sunday Sep 21, 2014
As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

California Wine Month Kicks Off

By Matthew Wexler | 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.

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