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Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

  • by Joyce Newstat and Scott Wiener
  • Nov 22, 2022

Every year, at the beginning of Pride Month, we put on our parkas and wool caps and head up to Twin Peaks to light the incredible pink triangle installation.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the "China virus" or "kung flu:" Hate.

Interracial gay couple discusses love, hate

Interracial gay couple discusses love, hate

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 2, 2022

For Amos and Mickey Lim, a married gay couple who live with their 14-year-old daughter in San Francisco, the road to love was filled with challenges.

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 21, 2022

Slovakia's president and prime minister were among the 20,000 people who marched through the capital, Bratislava, condemning the October 12 killing of two young gay men outside an LGBTQ bar.

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 13, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law several bills aimed at addressing anti-bias incidents, particularly those targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and expanding the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data.

LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 30, 2022

Grooming, the practice by pedophiles of prepping a child for an eventual sexual connection, has been an accusation long lobbed at LGBTQ people by those who hate them.

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 29, 2022

An Antioch woman is being held in San Rita Jail in Dublin after allegedly attempting to kill a transgender woman in Berkeley's People's Park August 21.

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 11, 2022

Two hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are moving forward in the state Legislature. They come amid a yearslong rise in street harassment and attacks motivated by racial bias toward API individuals.

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 1, 2022

LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are part of a coalition of community groups and state lawmakers pushing to stem a tide of hate crimes against API individuals and others that has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

The burning of an LGBTQ Pride flag at an elementary school in Pacifica earlier this month is bringing community members together Tuesday — June 28 — for a unity event.

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 24, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating two recent telephoned bomb threats against queer youth organization LYRIC, located in the Castro LGBTQ neighborhood, as possible hate crimes.