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San Francisco: Gay Pride parade turns into celebration on an epic scale

The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs
Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Affairs, county officials announced Thursday.  

Dr. Robert Spitzer, 'most influential psychiatrist,' dies at 83
Credited with removing homosexuality from list of mental disorders 

FDA lifts blood donation ban for gay men if they abstained from sex for a year
The nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate.  

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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.