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Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 18, 2022

Six months ago, amid a flurry of anti-transgender legislation being passed across the country, nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist Cedre Csillagi first contemplated launching something to bring awareness to trans issues.

Out in the Bay: 'Doubting Thomas' probes false accusations

Out in the Bay: 'Doubting Thomas' probes false accusations

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Nov 17, 2022

What would you do if you were falsely accused of improperly touching a child and you see your career crumble? Matthew Clark Davison's 2021 novel "Doubting Thomas," about a gay schoolteacher, makes us think.

44 years after his death, Milk continues to make waves

44 years after his death, Milk continues to make waves

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2022

His life may have been cut short 44 years ago, but the late gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk continues to make waves.

SF mayor's trans basic income program accepting applicants

SF mayor's trans basic income program accepting applicants

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 17, 2022

More than a year after Mayor London Breed announced a program guaranteeing basic income for trans people, the program is up and finally accepting applicants.

Pelosi announces end of her tenure as House speaker

Pelosi announces end of her tenure as House speaker

  • by Chris Kane, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Thursday, announced her decision to pass the leadership torch to a younger generation of Democratic members in the lower chamber, stepping down after years of service in that role

Out in the World: Qatar's human rights record casts a dark cloud over the World Cup tournament

Out in the World: Qatar's human rights record casts a dark cloud over the World Cup tournament

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 17, 2022

Qatar isn't getting the attention that it wanted by hosting the men's world soccer championship in the small Middle Eastern country, as its dismal human rights record and homophobia have been on full display.

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

Reuters on Thursday reported that WNBA star Brittney Griner is now in a penal colony in Russia's Mordovia region.

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2022

San Francisco is now accepting applications for its inaugural drag laureate position. The mayoral appointee is to be selected early next year.

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

On his fourth attempt gay former journalist Joel Engardio has won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are set to be relocated as part of a reimagining of the site.

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

In the U.S. Senate, in a 62-37 vote Wednesday, 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the Respect for Marriage Act bill.

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

Around the Bay Area LGBTQ candidates in a number of marquee November 8 general election races continue to fall short in their bids.

Gay, HIV-positive SF Supervisor Dorsey wins full term

Gay, HIV-positive SF Supervisor Dorsey wins full term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

In winning a full term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, gay District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey has become the city's first HIV-positive elected supervisor.

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

With the Associated Press calling the California 41st Congressional District race for Congressmember Ken Calvert (R-Corona), and the incumbent declaring victory, Democrats are now raising money for a recount fund on behalf of gay candidate Will Rollins.