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SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 22, 2022

A new affordable housing project in San Francisco aimed at LGBTQ seniors will have 185 units in a 15-story building, according to plans submitted to the city this week.

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Sep 22, 2022

"I am both queer and kinky," said Race Bannon.

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 22, 2022

Brett Andrews, CEO of PRC and Baker Places, which provides HIV/AIDS services and workforce development as well as rehabilitation services, has stepped down from the nonprofit where he first began as executive director in 2003.

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Sep 21, 2022

Kelley Robinson, a Black, queer woman and veteran of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, is to become the next president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's leading LGBTQ group announced September 20.

SF supervisors OK controversial police surveillance measure

SF supervisors OK controversial police surveillance measure

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 20, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a measure allowing the San Francisco Police Department to request access to private, non-city entity surveillance cameras owned by individual households or businesses.

LGBTQ Agenda: Vice President Harris meets with reproductive rights leaders

LGBTQ Agenda: Vice President Harris meets with reproductive rights leaders

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 20, 2022

Almost four months after the U.S. Supreme overturned Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris met with leaders of the nation's top reproductive and civil rights groups to discuss the impact of that decision.

Newsom cites cost in vetoing LGBTQ youth homeless bill; signs LGBTQ vets legislation

Newsom cites cost in vetoing LGBTQ youth homeless bill; signs LGBTQ vets legislation

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 19, 2022

In vetoing a bill aimed at assisting LGBTQ homeless youth in California, Governor Gavin Newsom cited the cost of the legislation in his veto message released Monday.

Supervisors panel backs gay SF planning commission nominee

Supervisors panel backs gay SF planning commission nominee

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 19, 2022

A strategic economist received the backing of a San Francisco supervisors committee Monday to serve on the city's planning commission.

Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 16, 2022

San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society Museum welcomed Taiga Ishikawa, Japan's first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco.

SF health dept. expands MPX vaccines to non-city residents through Oct. 2

SF health dept. expands MPX vaccines to non-city residents through Oct. 2

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 16, 2022

As San Francisco continues its efforts to rein in monkeypox, the city is getting help in the form of 10,000 additional Jynneos vaccines from the federal government, just in time for the beginning of the fall street fair season and associated events.

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Sep 16, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request that would have undermined a New York City law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.

Political Notes: U.S. Senate delays marriage equality vote post midterms

Political Notes: U.S. Senate delays marriage equality vote post midterms

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 15, 2022

U.S. senators have punted voting to ensure same-sex couples can marry until after the midterm elections in November.

 Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 15, 2022

For the second year in a row, San Francisco LeatherWalk returns as the city prepares to usher in Leather Week ahead of the Folsom Street Fair.

SF Pride members elect new board members, select 2023 theme

SF Pride members elect new board members, select 2023 theme

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 14, 2022

San Francisco Pride members have chosen an apt theme for the 2023 celebration following the challenges of the past three years in putting on the West Coast's largest LGBTQ event during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.