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Castro Muni elevator project slated to begin in March

Castro Muni elevator project slated to begin in March

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 7, 2023

San Francisco officials are eying a March start date for the construction of a new elevator at the Castro Muni station in the city's LGBTQ district.

Family of gay son demands formal inquest into his death

Family of gay son demands formal inquest into his death

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2023

The family of a gay 20-year-old Korean/Filipino man found dead in a San Francisco high rise nearly three years ago are demanding several local and state law enforcement officials call for a formal inquest into his death.

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2023

LGBTQ civil rights groups and drag artists are sounding the alarm about bills in three states that if they became law would restrict drag performances.

Political Notes: US senators call for LGBTQ data about scientific workforce

Political Notes: US senators call for LGBTQ data about scientific workforce

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 6, 2023

A group of Democratic U.S. senators is calling for better data about the number of LGBTQ people employed among the country's scientific workforce.

Harvey Milk Plaza project should be 'shovel ready' this summer, exec says

Harvey Milk Plaza project should be 'shovel ready' this summer, exec says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2023

There are no further city hearings on the plan to renovate Harvey Milk Plaza in the city's Castro neighborhood at least until the project is "shovel ready," according to a leader of the group advocating for major changes to the public parklet above a tran

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2023

A public squabble about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to the Castro Merchants Association by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts seems to have been resolved by its board of directors on Friday.

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 2, 2023

Members of the Castro Merchants Association are wrestling among themselves about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to them by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts.

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 2, 2023

Joining the growing ranks of LGBTQ candidates seeking California legislative seats next year is gay Lynwood City Councilmember José Luis Solache.

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2023

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that would preserve the interior of the Castro Theatre with the "presence of seating" after a marathon meeting Wednesday.

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 1, 2023

OutRight Action International is launching a new humanitarian and global development initiative.

Harvey Milk school not slated for closure, SF district says

Harvey Milk school not slated for closure, SF district says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

First it was Harvey's bar and restaurant in the Castro that abruptly closed January 22, now, rumors are swirling that Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy in the LGBTQ neighborhood might shutter.

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 31, 2023

A gay former Sebastopol mayor and cannabis entrepreneur was convicted of six felony crimes involving the sexual abuse of a child.

Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

A Utah man was arrested January 27 in the 29-year-old cold case murder of a trans woman in Concord.

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 31, 2023

The Biden administration is moving forward on a plan aimed at improving the federal government's knowledge about the needs of LGBTQ Americans.