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SF supes panel OKs landmark expansion for Castro Theatre; intersection near Compton's riot

SF supes panel OKs landmark expansion for Castro Theatre; intersection near Compton's riot

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 23, 2022

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Monday moved forward two landmarking proposals — one an enhancement of the already-landmarked Castro Theatre and the other one at the intersection of the Compton's Cafeteria riot.

Late gay ambassador Hormel among 2022 Stonewall Inn honorees

Late gay ambassador Hormel among 2022 Stonewall Inn honorees

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 23, 2022

The late gay U.S. ambassador James C. Hormel is the latest San Francisco resident and LGBTQ leader to be named to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

SF mayor, gay supe join police in skipping Pride parade

SF mayor, gay supe join police in skipping Pride parade

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 23, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and gay District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey have joined the city's LGBTQ first responders in saying they will not march in the Pride parade if organizers continue to prohibit police from marching in uniform.

LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 23, 2022

San Francisco's LGBTQ first responders won't partiicpate in June's Pride parade, citing a ban that prohibits SF police officers from marching in uniform.

Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is pledging to continue to fight for what is known as the Equality Act if elected to a full six-year term this November.

Breed appoints educator to City College board seat

Breed appoints educator to City College board seat

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 20, 2022

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed educator Murrell D. Green to the vacant seat on the City College Board of Trustees. She swore him in during a ceremony at City Hall.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 20, 2022

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 18, 2022

Oregon voters now have a chance to elect the first lesbian governor of a West Coast state and could send the first lesbian from the region to Congress following the outcome Tuesday in the state's party primaries.

SF school students walk out in protest of anti-trans laws

SF school students walk out in protest of anti-trans laws

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 17, 2022

About 250 middle school students in San Francisco took to the streets — well, the sidewalk — May 17 and made it clear they stood opposed to the anti-LGBTQ actions of state governments around the country.

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 17, 2022

Devlyn Camp, a genderqueer podcaster and — as it turns out — historian, talks about their work with a bubbly, contagious enthusiasm that comes across clearly on the phone even from 3,000 miles away.

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 16, 2022

Gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy has dropped one of the defendants in the $1.9 million lawsuit he filed May 9 after she reposted a Twitter meme accusing McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center.

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 16, 2022

Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died at a hospital in New York City May 14. She was 63.

Political Notes: Bay Area Assembly candidates back single-payer health care

Political Notes: Bay Area Assembly candidates back single-payer health care

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 16, 2022

A legislative push to establish a universal health care system in California may have stalled this year, but the calls for the state to move toward a single-payer form of medical care are expected to only grow louder in the years to come.

Mandelman's enhanced SF shelter solutions proposal runs into resistance at hearing

Mandelman's enhanced SF shelter solutions proposal runs into resistance at hearing

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 13, 2022

A proposed ordinance by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to enhance shelter solutions for people experiencing homelessness and sheltering on the city's streets hit an unexpected snag during a committee hearing May 12.