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Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has repealed California's "walking while trans" loitering law, ending nine months of speculation on whether he would do so.

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

AIDS advocates and service providers are lambasting California lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom for failing to fully address the state's dual epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and drug overdoses n the 2022-2023 budget.

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 1, 2022

San Francisco LGBTQ activists and the Norwegian consul general to the city this week held a small vigil for the victims of the recent shooting outside a gay club in Oslo.

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 1, 2022

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is starting to offer monkeypox vaccines to more at-risk gay and bisexual men and transgender people in an effort to stem the growing outbreak.

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 30, 2022

State employees in California will soon be banned from using taxpayer funds to travel to nearly half of the country due to the enactment of anti-LGBTQ legislation in other states.

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 30, 2022

The new podcast series "Love in Gravity" aimed at addressing HIV stigma within the Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities starts off with a bang.

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.

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 27, 2022

Longtime lesbian artist Debra Walker's nomination to the San Francisco Police Commission moved forward June 26, with the Board of Supervisors rules committee sending it to the full board but without a recommendation.

Fights, reported chemical spray mar SF Pride festival

Fights, reported chemical spray mar SF Pride festival

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 27, 2022

As the first in-person Pride parade and festival since 2019 was winding down June 26, the celebration was cut short after someone sprayed what may have been Mace into a crowd outside the main stage at Civic Center.

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 27, 2022

President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind federal legislation that would improve LGBTQ demographic data collection in the U.S.

CA officials decry Supreme Court's Roe decision

CA officials decry Supreme Court's Roe decision

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 24, 2022

California women lawmakers and elected officials decried the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade during a Zoom call Friday and vowed to make the state a "safe haven" for people who give birth.

SFPD plans heavy deployment during Pride weekend

SFPD plans heavy deployment during Pride weekend

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 24, 2022

With the first in-person Pride celebration since 2019 finally here, San Francisco Police Department officials are calling on the public to keep their eyes open for any suspicious behavior as they enjoy the festivities.

SF gay sex club Eros reopens in new location

SF gay sex club Eros reopens in new location

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 24, 2022

San Francisco's last remaining gay sex club is reopening its doors in time for Pride weekend.