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LGBTQ Agenda: MCC minister takes helm of LGBTQ religious studies center this year

LGBTQ Agenda: MCC minister takes helm of LGBTQ religious studies center this year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Roland Stringfellow was already in Baptist ministry when he came out of the closet as a gay man in 2003.

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 30, 2023

Budgetary matters, public safety policies, and assisting transit agencies will be top focuses in 2023 for San Francisco's trio of gay supervisors.

Emotions run high at Castro Theatre town hall

Emotions run high at Castro Theatre town hall

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2023

A coalition seeking to preserve the Castro Theatre held a town hall Thursday night ahead of two critically important public meetings about the theater's landmark status and the preservation of its seats.

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2023

The United States Food and Drug Administration released a draft of new blood donation guidance Friday that would allow gay and bisexual men in sexually monogamous relationships to donate blood — but not if they are on PrEP.

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 27, 2023

Pope Francis this week called for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide and said "being homosexual isn't a crime."

SF officials announce new hate crimes protocol

SF officials announce new hate crimes protocol

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 26, 2023

San Francisco officials announced a new, coordinated citywide response protocol to address hate crimes as the city's Asian American community is in the midst of Lunar New Year festivities.

Trans woman who died to be honored at Tenderloin vigil

Trans woman who died to be honored at Tenderloin vigil

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 26, 2023

The Transgender District will be holding a candlelight vigil Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m. to honor a trans woman and former staff member who died January 24.

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The San Francisco Police Department has once again raised the reward amount in an effort to solve one of the most infamous cold cases involving the killing of gay men.

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 24, 2023

The runoff race opponent of a transgender City Council candidate in Seal Beach, California is facing questions about her eligibility to seek the district seat, and other issues.

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2023

William "Bill" Longen, a gay man who was an Emmy-winning TV news producer, a former manager of the Castro Theatre, and the co-founder of an early AIDS support group, died January 1, his friends recently announced.

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2023

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2023

Harvey's, the LGBTQ bar and restaurant that welcomed tourists and regulars alike to the Castro for over a quarter century, abruptly closed its doors late Sunday, striking a blow to the queer neighborhood seeing more and more empty storefronts.

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2023

Members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club have elected Jeffrey Kwong to lead the progressive political group in 2023.

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2023

Tensions are rising between the United Kingdom's national government and Scotland over transgender rights.