Gay Pride

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It’s Pride week in San Francisco. This year, activities range from a barbecue for bisexuals to Friday’s trans march. The largest event is Sunday’s parade, and after political wins like gay marriage, the event has turned into a big party.

Corporate sponsors like Google, Whole Foods, and Bud Light have joined the fun, but that’s creating tension with activists. To many in the LGBT community, the election of Donald Trump is seen as a threat to hard-won political gains. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

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Marriage equality: Euphoria in Bay Area follows historic Supreme Court gay union ruling // Inside Bay Area News

In India the Supreme Court did not realize that when it recriminalized gay sex,  society had come a long way. Like toothpaste it just cannot be pushed back into the tube.

The Mumbai LGBT Film Festival is a symbol of how far society has come.  

A queer thing is happening in India. India is going to the polls with the usual fanfare of the world’s largest democratic experiment. But this is an election with a difference.

For the first time ever gay issues are part of the election debate.