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Newsom signs LGBTQ family, education bills

Newsom signs LGBTQ family, education bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 30, 2022

On the last day for him to either sign or veto bills from the 2022 legislative session, California Governor Gavin Newsom added his signature September 30 to a quartet of LGBTQ-related bills.

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 30, 2022

Taking the antibiotic doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after sex can lower the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, according to a study presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

Out in the World: Cubans say 'yes' to marriage equality in historic election

Out in the World: Cubans say 'yes' to marriage equality in historic election

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 30, 2022

Days before Hurricane Ian ripped through Cuba and caused major damage September 27, voters there approved same-sex marriage in a sweeping family code referendum that will also allow LGBTQ couples to adopt.

Newsom signs trans refuge law, other LGBTQ bills

Newsom signs trans refuge law, other LGBTQ bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 30, 2022

As of January 1, California will become a refuge for parents and their transgender children seeking gender-affirming health care banned in their home states.

Out in the Bay: Passion for politics shines in 'Paul for Pete'

Out in the Bay: Passion for politics shines in 'Paul for Pete'

  • by Eric Jansen and Christopher J. Beale
  • Sep 29, 2022

Crucial midterm elections are little more than a month away.

SF hearings on Castro Theatre plans pushed back to December

SF hearings on Castro Theatre plans pushed back to December

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 29, 2022

The much anticipated city hearings about the proposed renovations of the Castro Theatre by managers Another Planet Entertainment have been pushed back until later this year at the request of the company.

OneTable helps Jews — queer and straight — celebrate Shabbat and find community

OneTable helps Jews — queer and straight — celebrate Shabbat and find community

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 29, 2022

The sun was ready to set one Friday at Congregation Netivot Shalom and Rabbi Chai Levy led about 40 people in prayer inside the Berkeley synagogue.

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 28, 2022

Sylvia Guerrero, whose transgender daughter was killed 20 years ago October 4, said, "If I had an LGBTQ child now, I'd still be worried, just as I was for Gwen at the time."

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2022

Ending a two and half year absence of having LGBTQ representation on the San Francisco Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors has confirmed gay strategic economist Derek Braun to serve on the powerful oversight body.

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 27, 2022

The battle over voting rights in the United States has been a long and contentious one, with proponents of tighter regulations — typically Republicans — arguing that increasing identification requirements helps to ensure more secure, fraud-free elections.

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 26, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom has spiked another bill that LGBTQ advocates had supported this legislative session due to its price tag.

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 26, 2022

A gay Democrat is running against a gay Trump-supporting Republican for a Long Island congressional seat.

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 23, 2022

Two Iranian women sentenced to death earlier this month for "promoting homosexuality" and "corruption on earth" are drawing condemnation from the European Union and human rights groups.

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 23, 2022

The Rainbow Community Center in Concord will have a grand opening at its new space this Saturday.