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Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2022

Ending a two and half year absence of having LGBTQ representation on the San Francisco Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors has confirmed gay strategic economist Derek Braun to serve on the powerful oversight body.

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 27, 2022

The battle over voting rights in the United States has been a long and contentious one, with proponents of tighter regulations — typically Republicans — arguing that increasing identification requirements helps to ensure more secure, fraud-free elections.

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 26, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom has spiked another bill that LGBTQ advocates had supported this legislative session due to its price tag.

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 26, 2022

A gay Democrat is running against a gay Trump-supporting Republican for a Long Island congressional seat.

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 23, 2022

Two Iranian women sentenced to death earlier this month for "promoting homosexuality" and "corruption on earth" are drawing condemnation from the European Union and human rights groups.

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 23, 2022

The Rainbow Community Center in Concord will have a grand opening at its new space this Saturday.

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 22, 2022

A new affordable housing project in San Francisco aimed at LGBTQ seniors will have 185 units in a 15-story building, according to plans submitted to the city this week.

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Sep 22, 2022

"I am both queer and kinky," said Race Bannon.

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 22, 2022

Brett Andrews, CEO of PRC and Baker Places, which provides HIV/AIDS services and workforce development as well as rehabilitation services, has stepped down from the nonprofit where he first began as executive director in 2003.

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Sep 21, 2022

Kelley Robinson, a Black, queer woman and veteran of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, is to become the next president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's leading LGBTQ group announced September 20.

SF supervisors OK controversial police surveillance measure

SF supervisors OK controversial police surveillance measure

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 20, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a measure allowing the San Francisco Police Department to request access to private, non-city entity surveillance cameras owned by individual households or businesses.

LGBTQ Agenda: Vice President Harris meets with reproductive rights leaders

LGBTQ Agenda: Vice President Harris meets with reproductive rights leaders

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 20, 2022

Almost four months after the U.S. Supreme overturned Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris met with leaders of the nation's top reproductive and civil rights groups to discuss the impact of that decision.

Newsom cites cost in vetoing LGBTQ youth homeless bill; signs LGBTQ vets legislation

Newsom cites cost in vetoing LGBTQ youth homeless bill; signs LGBTQ vets legislation

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 19, 2022

In vetoing a bill aimed at assisting LGBTQ homeless youth in California, Governor Gavin Newsom cited the cost of the legislation in his veto message released Monday.

Supervisors panel backs gay SF planning commission nominee

Supervisors panel backs gay SF planning commission nominee

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 19, 2022

A strategic economist received the backing of a San Francisco supervisors committee Monday to serve on the city's planning commission.