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In reversal, SF task force removes Tenderloin, Mandelman from current supervisor districts

In reversal, SF task force removes Tenderloin, Mandelman from current supervisor districts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 5, 2022

San Francisco's redistricting task force continues to bounce back and forth between new maps for the city's 11 supervisor districts to the consternation of LGBTQ advocates and other groups.

Prop 8 proponents appeal tape release to US Supreme Court

Prop 8 proponents appeal tape release to US Supreme Court

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 5, 2022

Proponents of the overturned Proposition 8 have appealed a decision to release tapes of the 2010 San Francisco federal trial that first struck down California's same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court.

LGBTQ Agenda: US passport change highlights progress on gender issues

LGBTQ Agenda: US passport change highlights progress on gender issues

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 5, 2022

The big news that Americans will be able to self-select their gender identity on their passport is just the latest salvo in an ongoing struggle for nonbinary and transgender folks be able to have their official identities match their lived identities.

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

Suspect in 1st Castro Theatre burglary accused of 2nd break-in

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 4, 2022

In an encore performance, a man arrested for suspicion of breaking into the Castro Theatre March 29 was arrested again, April 1, for allegedly breaking into the historic movie palace days later, authorities said.

Political Notes: With San Francisco event, Obergefell kicks off Ohio statehouse bid fundraising

Political Notes: With San Francisco event, Obergefell kicks off Ohio statehouse bid fundraising

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 4, 2022

With an event this week in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district, Jim Obergefell is kicking off his efforts to raise funds for his Ohio statehouse bid this year.

Latest San Francisco electoral map maintains Tenderloin with SOMA in same supervisor district

Latest San Francisco electoral map maintains Tenderloin with SOMA in same supervisor district

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 2, 2022

The latest proposed San Francisco electoral map maintains the Tenderloin and central South of Market neighborhoods in the same supervisor district. But the boundaries of the city's 11 supervisorial districts are still far from being set in stone.

Jones reversing course, will fight landlord at rent board

Jones reversing course, will fight landlord at rent board

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 31, 2022

Longtime gay activist Cleve Jones has decided that, actually, he'd like to fight his new landlord who wants to see him leave his Castro neighborhood home.

Passports with 'X' gender marker to become available April 11

Passports with 'X' gender marker to become available April 11

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Mar 31, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday announced passports with an "X" gender marker will be available beginning Monday, April 11.

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

San Francisco police arrest 3 after alleged break-in at Castro Theatre

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 30, 2022

Three men were arrested after breaking into the iconic Castro Theatre early March 29 and allegedly causing extensive damage to equipment inside.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA lawmakers seek to enhance abortion access in state

LGBTQ Agenda: CA lawmakers seek to enhance abortion access in state

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 29, 2022

As reproductive rights are increasingly under attack around the United States, California lawmakers are moving forward with several bills to expand or otherwise increase access to reproductive services.

Massive AIDS quilt display set for June in SF

Massive AIDS quilt display set for June in SF

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 28, 2022

A massive display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will take place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park during Pride Month, officials of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, which oversees the tapestry, told the Bay Area Reporter.

DeSantis signs Florida 'Don't Say Gay' bill

DeSantis signs Florida 'Don't Say Gay' bill

  • by Zachary Jarrell, Washington Blade
  • Mar 28, 2022

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed the so-called Don't Say Gay bill Monday, March 28, which is almost certain to prompt lawsuits as opponents question the legality of legislation they see as harmful and discriminatory.

Fate of SF LGBTQ districts up in the air under redistricting process

Fate of SF LGBTQ districts up in the air under redistricting process

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2022

San Francisco's current three LGBTQ cultural districts could end up into three distinct new supervisorial districts under the map advanced Friday by the city's citizen redistricting panel. Talks continue on the final makeup of the new 11 districts.

CA to see 2nd trans judge on state bench

CA to see 2nd trans judge on state bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2022

With the appointment March 25 of Andi Mudryk to the Sacramento County Superior Court, California will now have two transgender judges serving on the state bench. Mudryk is the first trans person to be appointed to a judicial vacancy in the Golden State.