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Gay former SF resident killed in Palm Springs

Gay former SF resident killed in Palm Springs

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 27, 2024

A gay former San Francisco resident was killed in Palm Springs late Sunday, March 24, in what investigators said was a case of domestic violence.

Postal service says stamp honoring slain gay college student Shepard too 'negative'

Postal service says stamp honoring slain gay college student Shepard too 'negative'

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 26, 2024

Postal service deems a Matthew Shepard U.S. stamp doesn't meet its selection criteria.

Gay Assemblymember Low falls another vote behind in US House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low falls another vote behind in US House bid

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 26, 2024

As of Tuesday evening, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) is now two votes short in his bid to survive the primary race.

Egg homicide case to premiere on TV; benefit in SoCal for drag friend Pippi Lovestocking

Egg homicide case to premiere on TV; benefit in SoCal for drag friend Pippi Lovestocking

  • CRIME
  • by Ed Walsh
  • Mar 26, 2024

Wilma Parker remembers well some very peculiar and alarming behavior from a police horse next to her South of Market home on Clara Street.

Teamsters sound off on name change, RNC donation, and renewed Coors boycott

Teamsters sound off on name change, RNC donation, and renewed Coors boycott

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 26, 2024

A Teamsters leader has started an online petition for fellow members of the labor union to voice their support for a proposal to make its name more gender inclusive.

LGBTQ Agenda: HIV, hep C funding largely maintained in Biden budget proposal

LGBTQ Agenda: HIV, hep C funding largely maintained in Biden budget proposal

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 26, 2024

President Joe Biden's proposed $7.3 trillion budget for Fiscal Year 2025 largely maintains domestic HIV and hepatitis spending, but advocates say that's not enough to meet the federal government's goal of reducing HIV infections by 90% by 2030.

Gay Assemblymember Low back to being one vote short in US House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low back to being one vote short in US House bid

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2024

South Bay U.S. House primary race with gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) is coming down to the wire with a dwindling number of ballots left to count.

New report outlines problems faced by LGBTQ+ nursing home residents

New report outlines problems faced by LGBTQ+ nursing home residents

  • OUT & AGING
  • by Lou Chibbaro Jr., Washington Blade
  • Mar 25, 2024

A recently published academic journal article reports on problems faced by LGBTQ+ older adults living in the nation's nursing homes and recommends actions nursing homes should take to ensure LGBTQ+ residents are treated equitably and without bias.

Out in the World: US Senate confirms Maloney as ambassador; Biden OKs Pride flag ban

Out in the World: US Senate confirms Maloney as ambassador; Biden OKs Pride flag ban

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 25, 2024

Gay former New York congressmember Sean Patrick Maloney is the new U.S. representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which carries the rank of ambassador.

Political Notes: With DCCC race results, Breed could have edge for SF Dems endorsement

Political Notes: With DCCC race results, Breed could have edge for SF Dems endorsement

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2024

With moderates set to have a majority on the body that runs the San Francisco Democratic Party, they will have a large sway over which candidates running in November races the local party will endorse.

Big changes eyed for street parklet in San Francisco Castro neighborhood

Big changes eyed for street parklet in San Francisco Castro neighborhood

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 22, 2024

Ever since its debut 15 years ago, the design and look of a public parklet by the main entrance into San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district has been less than desirable.

US House race lead evaporates for gay Assemblymember Low

US House race lead evaporates for gay Assemblymember Low

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 22, 2024

The primary for an open South Bay House seat is one of the closest contests remaining in California.

Belmont church vandalized again — this time over ceasefire banner

Belmont church vandalized again — this time over ceasefire banner

It wasn't anti-LGBTQ related but, for the second time in less than a year, vandals damaged a banner at a Belmont church — this one urging a ceasefire in Gaza.

Gay Morgan Hill Councilmember Spring won't seek reelection

Gay Morgan Hill Councilmember Spring won't seek reelection

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 22, 2024

Gay Morgan Hill City Councilmember Rene Spring announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to a third term this year.