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Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 12, 2022

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward has revealed he has COVID and is self-isolating at home this week to protect his family, staff, and others from also contracting the virus.

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 11, 2022

After reposting a tweet falsely accusing gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center, writer and personal finance guru Erica Sandberg now finds herself the defendant in a $1.9 million lawsuit.

Trans women prisoners in CA file to intervene in anti-trans lawsuit

Trans women prisoners in CA file to intervene in anti-trans lawsuit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

Four trans women currently incarcerated in California prisons have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that, if successful, would undermine their right to serve out their prison terms in women's prisons.

Mandelman proposes enhancing Castro Theatre landmark status

Mandelman proposes enhancing Castro Theatre landmark status

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

The Castro Theatre, which was designated City Landmark #100 in 1976, may see an enhancement of that status later this year if a resolution by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman is approved.

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

If anything describes what the discerning historian encounters on a day-to-day basis, it might be this quote from Gregory Smithers' new book, "Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America."

Political Notebook: With appointment of Dorsey, SF D6 supervisor race begins

Political Notebook: With appointment of Dorsey, SF D6 supervisor race begins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

The appointment of Matt Dorsey May 9 as the first gay supervisor of District 6 marked the official beginning of the race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat on the November election.

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

SFPD reports man robbed at gunpoint in Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 9, 2022

A man was held up at gunpoint and robbed in the Castro May 5, according to a report from the San Francisco Police Department.

New San Francisco Supervisor Dorsey is gay, sober, and living with HIV

New San Francisco Supervisor Dorsey is gay, sober, and living with HIV

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named Matt Dorsey, a gay man who's combatted substance use disorder, as the new District 6 member of the Board of Supervisors.

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates capitalize on leaked draft abortion ruling

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates capitalize on leaked draft abortion ruling

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

LGBTQ candidates across the country are capitalizing on the news of a draft ruling that would overturn abortion rights in the U.S., first reported on by Politico May 2.

Out in the Bay: US Supreme Court draft abortion decision leak shows threats to queer rights too

Out in the Bay: US Supreme Court draft abortion decision leak shows threats to queer rights too

  • by Eric Jansen
  • May 5, 2022

LGBTQ civil liberties may indeed be threatened by abortion cases now before the conservative-heavy U.S. Supreme Court.

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • May 5, 2022

The White House announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, becoming both the first Black and lesbian person in that position.

Rick Stokes, 'the other gay man' who ran against Milk, dies

Rick Stokes, 'the other gay man' who ran against Milk, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 5, 2022

Rick Earl Stokes, famously "the other gay candidate" who ran against Harvey Milk for San Francisco supervisor in 1977, died May 3.

Millions sought from CA, SF for sexual health services

Millions sought from CA, SF for sexual health services

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 5, 2022

With budget negotiations set to heat up in the coming weeks, advocates for sexual health services are seeking millions of dollars from California and San Francisco officials this spring.

Out in the World: South Korea's highest court delivers groundbreaking decision for gay soldiers

Out in the World: South Korea's highest court delivers groundbreaking decision for gay soldiers

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 5, 2022

The Supreme Court of South Korea has tossed out the military court conviction of two gay soldiers for having consensual sex outside of military facilities.