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LGBTQ Agenda: Companies working on lifting restrictions on HIV-positive people in clinical trials

LGBTQ Agenda: Companies working on lifting restrictions on HIV-positive people in clinical trials

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 11, 2024

A nonprofit organization is working on getting health care companies to drop restrictions preventing people who are HIV-positive or who are on PrEP from participating in some clinical trials, such as studies that focus on treating cancer.

Political Notes: U.S. voters divided on LGBTQ issues, says Pew survey

Political Notes: U.S. voters divided on LGBTQ issues, says Pew survey

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 6, 2024

Headed into November's presidential election, Americans remain divided on various sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Song raising money for trans org drops

Song raising money for trans org drops

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 5, 2024

A song created by musicians with Bay Area ties that will raise funds for a Southern LGBTQ nonprofit will drop June 7 to coincide with Pride Month.

Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 31, 2024

It is another Pride season during an election year, meaning political merchandising has gone rainbow-themed.

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Reaction was swift from various LGBTQ leaders to the conviction of former president Donald Trump on all 34 felony counts in his New York hush money case.

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 29, 2024

A pansexual San Francisco Libertarian official was dragged out of his party's convention during former President Donald Trump's speech last weekend, just before America's third-largest political party nominated a gay man for president of the U.S.

Target shrinks nonbinary artist's Pride 2024 products

Target shrinks nonbinary artist's Pride 2024 products

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 29, 2024

As Target unveiled its 2024 Pride collection this week, one nonbinary designer is disappointed that the retail giant drastically reduced the number of pieces they were to have provided.

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 29, 2024

With Pride coming up, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging people at risk for mpox, to receive two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to protect themselves from the disease.

Exclusive: LGBTQ designers hoped Target would boost their brands; instead they got the boot

Exclusive: LGBTQ designers hoped Target would boost their brands; instead they got the boot

  • by Cynthia Laird and John Ferrannini
  • May 24, 2024

At first, it seemed like a dream come true. LGBTQ designers and artists were recruited by Target to create merchandise for the giant retailer's Pride collection.

New HIV cases continue to decline, CDC finds

New HIV cases continue to decline, CDC finds

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 22, 2024

New HIV infections in the U.S. continue to fall, with the greatest declines seen among gay and bisexual men, young people, and people living in the South, according to a set of HIV surveillance reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

People planning to attend Pride Months in cities across the country are being asked to remain vigilant against possible terrorism, though no specific threats have been reported.

National program prioritizes LGBTQ digital equity

National program prioritizes LGBTQ digital equity

  • by J.L. Odom
  • May 15, 2024

For LGBTQ people, access to the internet and devices such as smartphones and computers can have a significant impact on their lives.

Census eyes August start for LGBTQ questions test

Census eyes August start for LGBTQ questions test

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 15, 2024

The U.S. Census Bureau is eyeing an August start date for testing sexual orientation and gender identity questions on its American Community Survey.

Mixner leads National LGBTQ Wall of Honor inductees

Mixner leads National LGBTQ Wall of Honor inductees

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 13, 2024

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner is among six posthumous inductees this year for the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City.