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Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 29, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the bill back to the House of Representatives for a vote before it goes to President Joe Biden, who has said he will sign it.

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 20, 2022

Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district was filled with mourners Sunday night, grieving the loss of life following a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs November 19 that left five people dead.

Pelosi announces end of her tenure as House speaker

Pelosi announces end of her tenure as House speaker

  • by Chris Kane, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Thursday, announced her decision to pass the leadership torch to a younger generation of Democratic members in the lower chamber, stepping down after years of service in that role

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

In the U.S. Senate, in a 62-37 vote Wednesday, 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the Respect for Marriage Act bill.

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 8, 2022

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state.

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 31, 2022

For LGBTQ newswatchers, there are several specific contests in the November 8 elections that will both contribute to that overall political landscape and make important LGBTQ history.

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Oct 28, 2022

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a home invasion early Friday morning.

LGBTQ Agenda: Impact of Dobbs decision has already affected LGBTQ health care, study finds

LGBTQ Agenda: Impact of Dobbs decision has already affected LGBTQ health care, study finds

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 18, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade a new study has identified effects for LGBTQ people in terms of health care.

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 11, 2022

Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law continues to stand after a federal judge dismissed a suit against it on technical grounds.

Political Notes: Queer Washington state senator with SF ties seeks 2nd term

Political Notes: Queer Washington state senator with SF ties seeks 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 10, 2022

A queer Washington state senator with San Francisco ties was recently back in the Bay Area to connect with family and friends, tour an airport renewable energy facility, and raise campaign funds as she seeks a second term on the November 8 ballot.

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 4, 2022

Adrian Shanker, the highly accomplished activist who left the community center he founded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, only six months ago to lead Marin County's Spahr Center, is on the move again.

LGBTQ Agenda: Pentagon office finds fears of gay service were unfounded, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Pentagon office finds fears of gay service were unfounded, report says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 4, 2022

A report by a top military research office concludes that fears of LGBTQ service in the military were unfounded.

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 3, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court began its 2022-23 session Monday with a new justice and likely LGBTQ cases being heard.

LGBTQ History Month: 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ attorneys in US

LGBTQ History Month: 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ attorneys in US

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 1, 2022

Stephen Lachs remembers the 1970s as being a particularly wonderful era in the history of the LGBTQ liberation movement.