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SF gay biz association president indicted on fraud charges

SF gay biz association president indicted on fraud charges

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 2, 2024

A federal grand jury has returned a fraud indictment against the president of America's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce related to the alleged embezzlement of over $1 million from law firms he worked for.

Judge says gay Oakland murder case can move forward

Judge says gay Oakland murder case can move forward

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 18, 2024

Testimony from a homicide detective and DNA expert in the preliminary hearing of a UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was compelling enough for an Alameda County judge to rule the case can move forward.

Funeral services for Michelle Henry announced

Funeral services for Michelle Henry announced

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 11, 2024

A transgender San Francisco woman who was killed last month will be mourned with funeral services and other events in the city later this week.

San Francisco police seek suspect in killing of young man at Dolores Park

San Francisco police seek suspect in killing of young man at Dolores Park

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 6, 2024

Members of the Castro Merchants Association learned about the killing of a 19-year-old man at Mission Dolores Park late June 5 at their monthly membership meeting the following morning.

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Reaction was swift from various LGBTQ leaders to the conviction of former president Donald Trump on all 34 felony counts in his New York hush money case.

SF trans community in mourning after woman's killing

SF trans community in mourning after woman's killing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

San Francisco's transgender community is coming together to mourn one of its own who was killed last week.

Castro hate crimes defendant acquitted

Castro hate crimes defendant acquitted

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 15, 2024

A San Francisco jury has acquitted a man accused of hate crime and assault charges and stealing a Pride flag in the Castro last year, according to a news release from the public defender's office.

LGBTQ Agenda: Former police officer accused in Mississippi homicide of ex-boyfriend

LGBTQ Agenda: Former police officer accused in Mississippi homicide of ex-boyfriend

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 23, 2024

A Mississippi man is in custody after being arrested on charges he killed his ex-boyfriend.

Retrial date in Rickleffs SF case to be set in June

Retrial date in Rickleffs SF case to be set in June

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 15, 2024

The date for a homicide retrial in the James Rickleffs case will be set June 20.

Preliminary hearing delayed for 5th time in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing delayed for 5th time in gay Oakland murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 10, 2024

The preliminary hearing in the case of the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was pushed back for a fifth time.

Gay former SF resident killed in Palm Springs

Gay former SF resident killed in Palm Springs

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

SFPD tracking down participants from weekend Castro sideshow

SFPD tracking down participants from weekend Castro sideshow

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 18, 2024

The San Francisco Police Department is tracking down participants in a sideshow that took place at the intersection of Castro and Market streets early Sunday.

Vandals attack Half Moon Bay LGBTQ center, officials say

Vandals attack Half Moon Bay LGBTQ center, officials say

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 11, 2024

Officials at the Coast Pride Center in Half Moon Bay reported alleged anti-LGBTQ vandalism after a Progress Pride flag was removed and a rock was thrown through a window of the office.