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Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 2, 2022

Homophobia is on a deadly rise in recent years as hate crimes against LGBTQ people increase around the world.

Padilla touts marriage act in SF visit; officiates vow renewal ceremony

Padilla touts marriage act in SF visit; officiates vow renewal ceremony

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 2, 2022

Wiping away tears from her eyes, Tessa Chavez recited a renewal of her wedding vows to spouse Cyn Wang during a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall December 2 that was officiated by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla.

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 2, 2022

Gay Richmond, California city council candidate Cesar Zepeda is tied with his opponent in the race.

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 1, 2022

Sera Fernando, manager at Santa Clara County's Office of LGBTQ Affairs, is alarmed by the findings in a new study released by her office about transgender and nonbinary employment in the county.

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

Justice Therese Stewart of San Francisco has broken through another pink judicial ceiling with her confirmation as the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 29, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the bill back to the House of Representatives for a vote before it goes to President Joe Biden, who has said he will sign it.

SF supervisors panel advances proposed changes to city employee giving program

SF supervisors panel advances proposed changes to city employee giving program

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 28, 2022

Following concerns raised by city employees about the destination of monies raised under San Francisco's Heart of the City combined charities program, the three members of the Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee agreed Monday to recommend an update.

A Tragic Week

A Tragic Week

  • by reprint from the December 6, 1978 edition of the Bay Area Reporter
  • Nov 27, 2022

The murder of Mayor George Moscone and SuperĀ­visor Harvey Milk brought forth thousands of mourners who moved about for days in a state of shock.

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 24, 2022

On the island of O'ahu, a short walk from the historic gay bar Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and touristy gay Kuhio Beach Park, a locus of healing and pilgrimage has been re-remembered on Waikīkī Beach through a reclaimed legend of transgender healing spirits.

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 23, 2022

Walking onto the steps of City Hall Wednesday to Queen's "We are the Champions," Oakland Mayor-elect Sheng Thao thanked those who voted for her and vowed to be a mayor for all residents — even if they supported another candidate during the campaign.

Updated: Missing SF gay man found safe

Updated: Missing SF gay man found safe

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 23, 2022

Since the Bay Area Reporter published the below article on Wednesday, November 23, Gabriel Flores, a gay San Francisco man, was found safe, his friends said.

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 23, 2022

Two out dads scored historic victories in the November 8 election by winning seats on their East Bay cities' school boards, while two out Bay Area female education leaders also scored historic wins.

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 21, 2022

Gay U.S. House candidate Will Rollins, center, has conceded his race against conservative Riverside County Republican Congressmember Ken Calvert

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Nov 21, 2022

Carol Leigh, a bisexual sex worker activist and artist also known as Scarlot Harlot, died November 16 at her home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer.