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Dave Kopay was one of the first pro athletes to come out of the closet. (credit: CBS)

Former Football Player Dave Kopay Opens Up About Being Gay In The NFL In The 60s

He went into therapy and his shrink tried to convince him that he was straight.

09/11/2014

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City Councilmen Call For End To FDA Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Los Angeles city officials introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for the U.S. government to lift a longstanding prohibition on gay men giving blood at donation drives.

09/09/2014

Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Finalizes Repeal Of Marriage Definition ‘Between A Man & A Woman’

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

07/07/2014

Christopher Persky and Ken Bencomo were recently married. Bencomo says he was fired after saying "I do." (credit: Rachel Luna/The Sun/LA Newspaper Group)

Judge: Gay Catholic School Teacher Reportedly Fired For Marrying Partner Can Sue School

A gay Catholic school teacher who was fired after marrying his long-time partner can move forward with his lawsuit against the school, a Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

LA Pride Festival Parade on June 14, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

400,000 Expected To Attend Pride Parade In WeHo Sunday

Singer Demi Lovato is the parade’s grand marshal.

06/07/2014

Long Beach mayor race

Long Beach Elects First Latino, Openly Gay Mayor

The city of Long Beach has its first Latino and openly gay mayor with the election of Councilman Robert Garcia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2014

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Bill Would Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense In Slayings

A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

05/28/2014

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LGBT Center Announces $25M Fundraiser To Provide Affordable Housing To Youths, Seniors

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a $25 million fundraising campaign to provide even more affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths and seniors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

"Day Without A Gay" Economic Calls Attention To Gay Rights

Court Favors Disclosing Anti-Gay Marriage Donors

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against ProtectMarriage.com, the National Organization for Marriage and other supporters of Proposition 8.

05/20/2014

2014 NFL Combine

Rams Select Michael Sam In 7th Round, Becomes 1st Openly Gay Player Drafted By NFL

Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.

05/10/2014

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Jay Leno Compares Sultan Of Brunei To Sterling In Hotel Protest

A familiar late-night TV personality was among those who took in the protest over what critics say is a “Taliban-like” penal code in the country of Brunei.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/05/2014

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Many Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.

04/05/2014

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Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

LA County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died — and all three had sex with other men.

04/03/2014

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LA County Urges Vaccinations After Spike In Meningitis Cases Among Gay Men

Public health officials issued new vaccination guidelines Wednesday after a reported jump in the number of meningitis cases this year among gay men in Los Angeles.

04/02/2014

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WeHo Bar To ‘Deny Entry’ To Lawmakers Who Back Anti-Gay Legislation

Southern California lawmakers who support legislation to discriminate against gays and lesbians now have one less hotspot to visit in West Hollywood.

02/25/2014

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