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LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

People planning to attend Pride Months in cities across the country are being asked to remain vigilant against possible terrorism, though no specific threats have been reported.

Peskin talks housing, 'doom loop,' and leadership during Castro visit

Peskin talks housing, 'doom loop,' and leadership during Castro visit

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 20, 2024

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, who is running for mayor, wants voters to know he doesn't think he's against new housing.

LGBTQ therapy agency warns of eviction from SF Castro office

LGBTQ therapy agency warns of eviction from SF Castro office

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 20, 2024

A Castro neighborhood LGBTQ counseling and mental health treatment agency said that it's facing an eviction threat.

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

  • NEWS
  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 20, 2024

Mexican authorities abruptly and without warning shut down a longtime LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta Friday night, leaving some guests with their belongings tossed in the street.

Political Notes: Ahead of SF event, LPAC endorses Bay Area candidates

Political Notes: Ahead of SF event, LPAC endorses Bay Area candidates

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 20, 2024

Ahead of hosting a fundraiser in San Francisco in early June, LPAC has endorsed two more out female Bay Area candidates running in the November 5 election.

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 17, 2024

South America appears to continue to roll backward as policies, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and violence escalate against LGBTQ people.

Pelosi HIV money doesn't necessarily fix SF's federal funding shortfall

Pelosi HIV money doesn't necessarily fix SF's federal funding shortfall

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 16, 2024

Though Congressmember Nancy Pelosi announced $1.6 million in new federal funding for San Francisco from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to reduce infections, that doesn't mean the city isn't still facing an HIV funding shortfall from the feds.

Federal judge tosses suit against CA trans prison law

Federal judge tosses suit against CA trans prison law

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 16, 2024

A federal judge threw out an anti-trans lawsuit challenging California's policies with regard to transgender incarcerated people, ruling that the state corrections department is immune from the litigation.

Low secures CA Democratic Party endorsement in US House race

Low secures CA Democratic Party endorsement in US House race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 15, 2024

Weeks after surviving a recount of his primary race for a U.S. House seat, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) has won the California Democratic Party's endorsement of his candidacy.

SF historic panel gives approval to Castro Pride flag landmarking

SF historic panel gives approval to Castro Pride flag landmarking

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 15, 2024

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission has unanimously approved plans to landmark the late gay artist Gilbert Baker's oversized rainbow flag installation in the Castro neighborhood.

National program prioritizes LGBTQ digital equity

National program prioritizes LGBTQ digital equity

  • NEWS
  • by J.L. Odom
  • May 15, 2024

For LGBTQ people, access to the internet and devices such as smartphones and computers can have a significant impact on their lives.

Nonprofits serving LGBTQ youth reckon with potential cuts as budget season looms

Nonprofits serving LGBTQ youth reckon with potential cuts as budget season looms

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 15, 2024

Three San Francisco nonprofits with large LGBTQ youth client bases shared with the Bay Area Reporter that they are facing budget cuts they characterize as devastating.

Political Notebook: In addition to hope, Milk's other mantra was, 'You've gotta vote!'

Political Notebook: In addition to hope, Milk's other mantra was, 'You've gotta vote!'

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 15, 2024

Over the decades the late gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk has become well known for his line, "You've gotta give 'em hope." Less famously, Milk's other mantra was, "You've gotta vote!"

Census eyes August start for LGBTQ questions test

Census eyes August start for LGBTQ questions test

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 15, 2024

The U.S. Census Bureau is eyeing an August start date for testing sexual orientation and gender identity questions on its American Community Survey.