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Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 3, 2022

International beauty queens Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin tied the knot at the city courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 28.

Merchants think lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

Merchants think lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 3, 2022

Members of the Castro Merchants Association and gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman seem to agree that the recent Lesbians Who Tech conference has outgrown the LGBTQ neighborhood and should look to hold future events elsewhere in San Francisco.

Soccer star Rapinoe named to CA Hall of Fame

Soccer star Rapinoe named to CA Hall of Fame

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 2, 2022

USA women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe has been named as one of the members of the 15th class of the California Hall of Fame, Governor Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced November 1.

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 31, 2022

For LGBTQ newswatchers, there are several specific contests in the November 8 elections that will both contribute to that overall political landscape and make important LGBTQ history.

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 31, 2022

With roughly one week left to the 2022 campaign season, LGBTQ leaders are confident that the November 8 election will result in 10% of California's 120 state legislators being LGBTQ.

Concord LGBTQ center executive director to depart

Concord LGBTQ center executive director to depart

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 28, 2022

Several months shy of his three-year mark in the position, Kiku Johnson is departing as executive director of the Rainbow Community Center in Concord.

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Oct 28, 2022

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a home invasion early Friday morning.

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 28, 2022

The need for suicide prevention for LGBTQ Mexican youth was clear to The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth organization based in Los Angeles.

Torres approved for SF entertainment panel

Torres approved for SF entertainment panel

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 25, 2022

Queer activist Stephen Torres has been approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to a seat on the city's entertainment commission.

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 24, 2022

Candidates running for even-numbered supervisor district seats this fall in San Francisco told the Bay Area Reporter they back myriad proposals to preserve and promote the city's LGBTQ cultural heritage.

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 21, 2022

Slovakia's president and prime minister were among the 20,000 people who marched through the capital, Bratislava, condemning the October 12 killing of two young gay men outside an LGBTQ bar.

Site of SF's Compton's riot nominated for national historic register

Site of SF's Compton's riot nominated for national historic register

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 21, 2022

Fifty-six years ago, an angry drag queen in Compton's Cafeteria, a 24-hour diner in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, threw a cup of hot coffee in the face of a police officer as he tried to arrest her without a warrant.

SF pioneers rollout of new STI prevention tool

SF pioneers rollout of new STI prevention tool

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Oct 21, 2022

San Francisco is the first city to issue guidelines on the use of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis, or doxy-PEP, to prevent sexually transmitted infections, the Department of Public Health announced October 20.

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Oct 20, 2022

This week's Out in the Bay queer radio + podcast looks at a queer sketch variety show.