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May 25, 2013

In his new book, San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt explains how he went from being scared of gays to having gay friends and colleagues

Whenever baseball pitcher Jeremy Affeldt's former teams would travel to California cities Oakland and San Francisco, he would stay locked in his hotel room. The athlete was scared of running into gay people.

The 34-year-old now plays for the San Francisco Giants and loves the City by the Bay. Along the way he given up the self admitted homophobia.

July 29, 2012

New archbishop Salvatore Cordileone gave his full support to Prop 8

San Francisco's new archbishop is a fervent supporter of Proposition 8.

On Friday (27 July) Pope Benedict XVI selected Oakland Bishop Rev. Salvatore Cordileone to be the new archbishop in San Francisco.

April 20, 2012

Brandon McCarthy says prompting presumably straight males to kiss for laughs is 'particularly offensive to gay males'

Major League Baseball star Brandon McCarthy, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, just doesn't think it's funny to make two presumably straight guys kiss in front of a stadium of fans.

He considers it offensive to gays.

The so-called 'kiss cam' has become a staple at major sporting events in the US. During a lull in the action, camera operators will focus on unsuspecting pairs in the stands and the crowd encourages them to kiss.