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Low survives historic primary race, will vie in November to be Bay Area's 1st gay congressmember

Low survives historic primary race, will vie in November to be Bay Area's 1st gay congressmember

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 4, 2024

Having survived a historic primary race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) will now vie in November to be the Bay Area's first gay congressmember.

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 3, 2024

During her time in the Navy Paula Neira routinely got seasick when she boarded a vessel. It would take her at least 24 hours to find her sea legs.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay journalist selected to lead Catholic ministry

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay journalist selected to lead Catholic ministry

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 2, 2024

A gay journalist is the first executive director of the relatively new LGBTQ Catholic ministry Outreach.

Political Notes: LGBTQ data expert joins 2030 census advisory panel

Political Notes: LGBTQ data expert joins 2030 census advisory panel

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 1, 2024

An expert on LGBTQ data collection has joined a committee tasked with advising the U.S. Census Bureau on its decennial count of the country's population in 2030.

Nonprofit seeks to change anti-trans narrative

Nonprofit seeks to change anti-trans narrative

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Mar 27, 2024

A new trans-led national nonprofit has started that aims to change the narrative on the transgender community.

Postal service says stamp honoring slain gay college student Shepard too 'negative'

Postal service says stamp honoring slain gay college student Shepard too 'negative'

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 26, 2024

Postal service deems a Matthew Shepard U.S. stamp doesn't meet its selection criteria.

Teamsters sound off on name change, RNC donation, and renewed Coors boycott

Teamsters sound off on name change, RNC donation, and renewed Coors boycott

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 26, 2024

A Teamsters leader has started an online petition for fellow members of the labor union to voice their support for a proposal to make its name more gender inclusive.

LGBTQ Agenda: HIV, hep C funding largely maintained in Biden budget proposal

LGBTQ Agenda: HIV, hep C funding largely maintained in Biden budget proposal

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 26, 2024

President Joe Biden's proposed $7.3 trillion budget for Fiscal Year 2025 largely maintains domestic HIV and hepatitis spending, but advocates say that's not enough to meet the federal government's goal of reducing HIV infections by 90% by 2030.

Berner confirmed as federal judge; Biden ties Obama for out jurists

Berner confirmed as federal judge; Biden ties Obama for out jurists

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 19, 2024

With the U.S. Senate confirmation of a lesbian federal bench nominee, President Joe Biden has now tied former President Barack Obama's record of 11 openly LGBTQ federal judges.

LGBTQ Agenda: Dem senators pull funding request for Philly LGBTQ center after Libs of TikTok trolling

LGBTQ Agenda: Dem senators pull funding request for Philly LGBTQ center after Libs of TikTok trolling

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 19, 2024

Proposed federal funding for an LGBTQ community center in Philadelphia was pulled at the 11th hour by the state's two Democratic U.S. senators after it was criticized by a popular anti-LGBTQ social media account.

Political Notebook: SF backers host fundraiser for out Oregon House candidate Morales

Political Notebook: SF backers host fundraiser for out Oregon House candidate Morales

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 18, 2024

San Francisco supporters of queer Oregon House candidate Eddy Morales are hosting a fundraiser for him this weekend. Their aim is to help him clinch his Democratic primary contest on May 21.

Oklahoma medical examiner rules Nex Benedict died by suicide

Oklahoma medical examiner rules Nex Benedict died by suicide

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Mar 13, 2024

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has released part of the results of the investigation into the February 8 death of Nex Benedict, concluding the 16-year-old transgender teenager who had experienced bullying at his high school died by suicide.

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 12, 2024

David Mixner, a gay man who once advised former President Bill Clinton before a falling out over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, died Monday, March 11, in New York City.

STIs fall in SF after doxyPEP rollout

STIs fall in SF after doxyPEP rollout

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Mar 11, 2024

The early rollout of doxyPEP in San Francisco has contributed to a decline in sexually transmitted infections, according to studies presented March 4 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver.