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Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 13, 2022

With the support of her two out colleagues on the board that oversees the Bay Area's regional transit agency BART, board member Janice Li is officially kicking off her bid for reelection Monday.

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 10, 2022

James Juanillo, surrounded by boxes of chalk and standing on the chalk outline of a large calendar drawn on the sidewalk beneath him June 9, is hanging around outside the large Victorian he shares with several friends.

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 10, 2022

Allegations of racism are at the heart of the sudden resignation of trans Lutheran Bishop the Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer, but court documents also reveal allegations of corruption tied to a now-closed San Francisco church that they once led.

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 10, 2022

The Ministry of Health for the Mexican state of Jalisco has issued a warning over monkeypox aimed at anyone who visited a gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta last week.

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 9, 2022

Ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its 2021 annual report on human rights in the Americas, examining ongoing challenges and progress.

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 9, 2022

San Francisco supervisors unanimously adopted legislation that will offer all people experiencing homelessness in the city a safe place to sleep.

Gay CA House candidates headed to fall contests

Gay CA House candidates headed to fall contests

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Four gay Southern California House candidates survived their primary contests Tuesday and are headed to the fall ballot. Both Congressmember Mark Takano and gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia are now expected to easily win their races come November.

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

Gina Moscone, the widow of slain San Francisco mayor George Moscone, has died, according to Governor Gavin Newsom's office. She was 91.

SF supervisors unanimously vote to support historic intersection in Trans district

SF supervisors unanimously vote to support historic intersection in Trans district

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 7, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 7 to support the designation of an intersection in the Transgender District as a historic landmark.

Political Notes: In 1st ever ad, Congressmember Eshoo highlights support of LGBTQ bill

Political Notes: In 1st ever ad, Congressmember Eshoo highlights support of LGBTQ bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 6, 2022

Since being elected to her South Bay House seat in 1993, Congressmember Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) hadn't run TV ads during her bids for reelection. That is, until this year.

First monkeypox case reported in San Francisco

First monkeypox case reported in San Francisco

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 5, 2022

San Francisco has seen its first probable case of monkeypox, part of a global outbreak that now involves nearly 800 people, mostly gay and bisexual men, the Department of Public Health announced Friday evening, June 3.

LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 3, 2022

With a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion rights looming, 91 LGBTQ organizations have signed an open letter calling on policymakers at all levels of government to protect access to abortion care.

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 3, 2022

The United States' LGBTQ expert, Jessica Stern, recently embarked on her first two international trips to Asia and Europe to meet with government and civil society leaders, the State Department announced.

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 2, 2022

At least a few dozen people were crammed into gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's second floor City Hall offices in the late afternoon June 1 for rainbow cake and a display of art by six San Francisco LGBTQ artists.