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SF, SD, LA city attorneys ask Uber to explain trans policies after complaints

SF, SD, LA city attorneys ask Uber to explain trans policies after complaints

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2022

The Los Angeles Times had reported that some trans drivers were permanently banned after the company treated their documents as fraudulent.

HRC's ex-president sues over termination, alleges racial discrimination

HRC's ex-president sues over termination, alleges racial discrimination

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Feb 3, 2022

Alphonso David, the former president of the Human Rights Campaign terminated by the board after he was ensnared in the Governor Andrew Cuomo scandal, sued the nation's leading LGBTQ group February 3.

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2022

Gilead Sciences Inc. published a checklist so that folks can ensure that they are taking actual pills of Biktarvy or Descovy.

Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 26, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who had joined landmark decisions from the court in support of LGBTQ rights, announced January 26 that he'd retire, opening up a chance for President Joe Biden to make a pick.

Court hearing held in SF surveillance lawsuit

Court hearing held in SF surveillance lawsuit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2022

A court hearing in a lawsuit alleging that the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on protesters in Union Square comes as Mayor London Breed and a number of city supervisors spar on whether to expand the use of surveillance technology.

LGBTQ Agenda: South Carolina attorney general sued over sex offender registry law

LGBTQ Agenda: South Carolina attorney general sued over sex offender registry law

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 11, 2022

South Carolina is the one of three states that requires people convicted of consensual gay sex prior to 2003 to register as sex offenders.

Lesbian Justice Earl confirmed to CA appellate court

Lesbian Justice Earl confirmed to CA appellate court

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 6, 2022

With her confirmation to the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal, Justice Laurie M. Earl is now the fifth LGBTQ person serving on one of California's six appellate courts and the first on the 3rd District court bench.

Prop 8 tapes ordered released — again

Prop 8 tapes ordered released — again

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 29, 2021

There may be a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court now that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its earlier decision to allow for the release of tapes of the 2010 San Francisco trial that first struck down California's same-sex marriage ban.

CA appellate court hears Starbucks anti-trans discrimination suit

CA appellate court hears Starbucks anti-trans discrimination suit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 15, 2021

A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the 5th District heard the case of a transgender woman who is appealing a judgment against her in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit she filed against Starbucks.

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of staging attack

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of staging attack

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Dec 10, 2021

The jury in the case of actor Jussie Smollett reached a guilty verdict December 9 in his trial on five felony charges that he faked a hate crime and was responsible for orchestrating it in January 2019.

Wrongful termination suit against DA names Campos

Wrongful termination suit against DA names Campos

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 8, 2021

A former investigator with the San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office is alleging wrongful termination by the city after threatening to expose allegedly improperly-written search warrants.

LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 7, 2021

For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.

Argument in US Supreme Court abortion case concerns LGBTQ advocates

Argument in US Supreme Court abortion case concerns LGBTQ advocates

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 2, 2021

The primary issue before the U.S. Supreme Court December 1 was abortion, but a swirl of other critical questions drew the justices' attention.

Newsom taps out judge for appellate bench

Newsom taps out judge for appellate bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 29, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom has tapped an out judge with Bay Area ties for a vacant seat on the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal.