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Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 16, 2022

San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society Museum welcomed Taiga Ishikawa, Japan's first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco.

SF health dept. expands MPX vaccines to non-city residents through Oct. 2

SF health dept. expands MPX vaccines to non-city residents through Oct. 2

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 16, 2022

As San Francisco continues its efforts to rein in monkeypox, the city is getting help in the form of 10,000 additional Jynneos vaccines from the federal government, just in time for the beginning of the fall street fair season and associated events.

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Sep 16, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request that would have undermined a New York City law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.

Political Notes: U.S. Senate delays marriage equality vote post midterms

Political Notes: U.S. Senate delays marriage equality vote post midterms

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 15, 2022

U.S. senators have punted voting to ensure same-sex couples can marry until after the midterm elections in November.

 Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

Ahead of Folsom fair, SF LeatherWalk set for Sunday

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 15, 2022

For the second year in a row, San Francisco LeatherWalk returns as the city prepares to usher in Leather Week ahead of the Folsom Street Fair.

SF Pride members elect new board members, select 2023 theme

SF Pride members elect new board members, select 2023 theme

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 14, 2022

San Francisco Pride members have chosen an apt theme for the 2023 celebration following the challenges of the past three years in putting on the West Coast's largest LGBTQ event during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 13, 2022

For the first time, gay and bisexual men who don't inject drugs accounted for less than half of new HIV cases in San Francisco last year.

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 13, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law several bills aimed at addressing anti-bias incidents, particularly those targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and expanding the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data.

SF police chief's surveillance plan advances to full board

SF police chief's surveillance plan advances to full board

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

After its fourth appearance being heard at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee, a controversial ordinance that would allow police to access private surveillance cameras was recommended to the full board on a 2-1 vote.

Letters in support of Castro Theatre renovation pour into SF supervisors' inboxes

Letters in support of Castro Theatre renovation pour into SF supervisors' inboxes

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

San Francisco supervisors have seen a flood of letters from people who support Another Planet Entertainment's plans for the Castro Theatre.

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 13, 2022

Gloria Nieto, a lesbian and longtime community leader in Northern California and elsewhere, died September 6 at her home in Ben Lomond near Santa Cruz.

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a Washington state law prohibiting conversion therapy for minors.

FDA approves updated COVID-19 boosters

FDA approves updated COVID-19 boosters

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 12, 2022

The federal Food and Drug Administration has authorized updated COVID-19 boosters that are a better match for the current circulating coronavirus strains.

Political Notes: Inside Dutch queen's convo with SF LGBTQ leaders

Political Notes: Inside Dutch queen's convo with SF LGBTQ leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 12, 2022

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands engaged in a conversation with local LGBTQ leaders at the historic Twin Peaks Tavern during her recent visit to San Francisco.