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Episcopal church says yes to gay marriage across all dioceses

In a decision on Friday at the Episcopal General Convention, a resolution passed that allows the right for same-sex couples to marry in all dioceses even if a local bishops objects. 

Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen closed permanently

Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen announces they will close for good.

After serving California-French cuisine for just over two years, the owners of Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen have announced their doors are closed permanently. 

The news came via a heartfelt Facebook post on Monday, the owners saying they loved the community they served and felt that it was reciprocated.

Woman asks gay club if her bachelorette party will be "safe" from HIV

The LGBT community is very protective of their spaces, especially when straight people decide to use them as venues for bachelorette parties or alternates to straight clubs. So when one lady inquired whether her bachelorette party would be safe from HIV at a gay club in Manila, the bar clapped back, hard.  

California governor signs bill to recognize June as "Pride Month"

Governor Jerry Brown signs bill making June California Pride Month.

While President Trump remained silent this year in announcing June as Pride month, California legislation was working hard to make it official in the state. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that establishes June as Pride month, reportedly the first such official ordinance of any state in the nation.

Nicole Murray-Ramirez presented Northern California mayors with civil rights awards

OAKLAND, California – This past Friday at the Alameda Ducal Council annual coronation, Queen Mother of the America’s Nicole Murray-Ramirez presented Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff and Emeryville Mayor John Bauters with the International Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights award.

'Coupon Carl' calls police on black woman trying to use a coupon

Social media has captured yet another display of alleged racism in a public space, this time coming from a CVS pharmacy in Chicago over the weekend. On the video the CVS manager is seen shaking as he puts a call through to local police after Camilla Hudson reportedly tried to use a phony coupon. 

San Diego Pride 2018 was a record breaker

San Diego Pride already breaking records for 2018.

Early numbers are already showing that San Diego Pride 2018 may be breaking records. Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez said on Saturday the number of festivalgoers was quickly approaching those of 2013's event which was also the same year marriage equality was made legal in California.

Phoenix gets permanent rainbow crosswalks

Permanent rainbow crosswalks were installed on two streets in Phoenix on Monday. The crossings are in support of the LGBT community. 

The Phoenix city council approved the installations earlier this year.