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US Supreme Court declines to hear Prop 8 tapes case, clearing way for release

US Supreme Court declines to hear Prop 8 tapes case, clearing way for release

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 11, 2022

Twelve years after the trial they were created to document, the video tape recordings of the 2010 federal trial over Proposition 8 will finally be made public.

CA aims to boost nonbinary, queer women construction workers

CA aims to boost nonbinary, queer women construction workers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 11, 2022

A new California grant program aims to boost the number of nonbinary, queer women, and other underrepresented groups, entering the construction trades.

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 11, 2022

Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law continues to stand after a federal judge dismissed a suit against it on technical grounds.

Political Notes: Queer Washington state senator with SF ties seeks 2nd term

Political Notes: Queer Washington state senator with SF ties seeks 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 10, 2022

A queer Washington state senator with San Francisco ties was recently back in the Bay Area to connect with family and friends, tour an airport renewable energy facility, and raise campaign funds as she seeks a second term on the November 8 ballot.

Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Justice Therese Stewart to be the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

MPX vaccines available at SOMA 2nd Saturday event

MPX vaccines available at SOMA 2nd Saturday event

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 7, 2022

There will be a chance for people to get MPX vaccines at the SOMA Second Saturdays event October 8.

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 7, 2022

Garza, a transgender Latina woman who was a recruiter for HIV studies and was the founder of the House of Garza, died September 27 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco with her mother, Dona Antonia Suárez, and closest friends at her side.

Castro merchants group declines to endorse Another Planet's theater plans

Castro merchants group declines to endorse Another Planet's theater plans

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 6, 2022

The controversy over the new management of the Castro Theatre continues, with the neighborhood's business organization declining to sign a letter in support of Another Planet Entertainment's planned renovations of the movie house.

Out in the Bay: 'PRESS PLAY' breaks mental health stigma with stories

Out in the Bay: 'PRESS PLAY' breaks mental health stigma with stories

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Oct 6, 2022

"My primary motivation is to remind people suffering from mental health struggles that they're not alone," said Edward Gunawan on this week's Out in the Bay Queer Radio + Podcast.

Alameda to hold Pride weekend

Alameda to hold Pride weekend

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 6, 2022

Alameda, an island city in the East Bay, will celebrate its inaugural Pride festivities this weekend with an all-ages prom, park party, a block party, and more.

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 6, 2022

Several faith-based and human rights organizations have issued a call to action on behalf of Salesh "Sal" Prasad, an LGBTQ community member who's in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces deportation to Fiji.

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 4, 2022

Michael Ritter, a retired San Francisco State University professor and longtime Castro resident, died September 16 while swimming in San Francisco Bay.

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 4, 2022

Adrian Shanker, the highly accomplished activist who left the community center he founded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, only six months ago to lead Marin County's Spahr Center, is on the move again.

Transmissions: Gwen Araujo and the steady trickle of anti-trans violence

Transmissions: Gwen Araujo and the steady trickle of anti-trans violence

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Oct 4, 2022

Around 20 years ago, somewhere in the middle of October 2002, I was talking with another trans activist friend of mine.