15th August 2014
US: California shelves law to ban bareback porn 3
2:02 PM — The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming of bareback porn in the state.
7th August 2014
US: Lesbian councillor called ‘filth’ during council meeting 10
2:25 PM — Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian member of Richmond Council in California, was yet again the victim of homophobic abuse during a meeting last month.
5th August 2014
US: Man pleads not guilty to murder of 20-year-old bisexual student 3
5:03 PM — A man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of shooting and killing a bisexual 20-year-old student in California.
4th August 2014
US: Rainbow flags stolen from California LGBT centre
1:14 PM — Two rainbow flags were stolen from the Sacramento LGBT Community Centre in California on Friday night.
30th July 2014
US: California to gain first gay governor – for one day only 1
4:21 PM — California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is set to become the state's first openly-LGBT governor today, but will hold the office for only a matter of hours, due to quirk in the state's leadership this week.
8th July 2014
US: Californian law makes marriage gender-neutral 1
12:18 PM — State law in California is to formally acknowledge the current legality of same-sex marriage, by replacing references to marriage as only being “between a man and a woman”.
5th July 2014
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
4th July 2014
Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples
3:17 PM — Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.
30th June 2014
US: Supreme Court upholds California’s ‘gay cure’ therapy ban 5
4:37 PM — The US Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal against California's ban on therapy that aims to 'cure' homosexuality in under-18s.
26th June 2014
US: L.A. strip club sued for refusing entry to lesbian unaccompanied by a man 4
3:53 PM — A lesbian is suing a Southern California strip club for allegedly refusing to allow her entry unless she was accompanied by a man.
24th June 2014
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.
18th June 2014
US: Catholic Archbishop part of secret lobbying group aiming to ‘save traditional marriage’ 34
6:30 PM — Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone is part of a new secret group aiming to 'save traditional marriage'.
US: Lesbian Speaker rips into Rick Perry for ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ jibe 7
5:32 PM — The openly gay Speaker of the California Assembly has ripped into Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
US: Openly gay Republican advances in race for California House seat 5
7:34 PM — Openly gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio was selected by voters as one of the top two in a blanket primary to represent California's 52nd congressional district.
3rd June 2014
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
25th May 2014
Fox News psychotherapist: California shootings were caused by ‘homosexual impulses’ 97
2:52 PM — A Fox News psychotherapist has claimed that the shooter who committed mass murder in California on Friday was acting because of "homosexual impulses".
24th May 2014
US: Group offers free legal support to anyone fired for being anti-gay marriage 4
2:30 PM — A group of lawyers is offering free legal support to anyone who has been fired for being anti-gay marriage.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate