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Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

Lesbian former Bay Area leader wins Oregon House primary

Lesbian former Bay Area leader wins Oregon House primary

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 27, 2022

Ten days after Oregon's primary election former Santa Clara City Councilmember Jamie McLeod-Skinner was declared the winner of the closely watched race for the Beaver State's newly drawn 5th Congressional District.

Monkeypox outbreak prompts alert for gay, bi men

Monkeypox outbreak prompts alert for gay, bi men

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 24, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating five monkeypox cases in the United States, while the World Health Organization has now confirmed more than 90 cases in a dozen countries.

Late gay ambassador Hormel among 2022 Stonewall Inn honorees

Late gay ambassador Hormel among 2022 Stonewall Inn honorees

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 23, 2022

The late gay U.S. ambassador James C. Hormel is the latest San Francisco resident and LGBTQ leader to be named to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 18, 2022

Gay retired Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has written a new memoir where he discusses his relatively easy coming out process.

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 18, 2022

Oregon voters now have a chance to elect the first lesbian governor of a West Coast state and could send the first lesbian from the region to Congress following the outcome Tuesday in the state's party primaries.

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 17, 2022

Devlyn Camp, a genderqueer podcaster and — as it turns out — historian, talks about their work with a bubbly, contagious enthusiasm that comes across clearly on the phone even from 3,000 miles away.

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 16, 2022

Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died at a hospital in New York City May 14. She was 63.

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • May 5, 2022

The White House announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, becoming both the first Black and lesbian person in that position.

LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

  • by News is Out
  • May 4, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community is experiencing wide-reaching attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. A joint report by the member publications of News is Out.

New York City is ready to dazzle visitors again

New York City is ready to dazzle visitors again

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 4, 2022

New York City felt like it was almost its bustling self again as I walked through the streets enjoying the warm spring weather during a recent trip.

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 3, 2022

LGBTQ lawmakers from 19 states have or will introduce laws to protect trans kids from civil and criminal penalties when seeking gender-affirming care.

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 3, 2022

In an unprecedented development, a leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on abortion indicates that the court is poised to overturn its two long-standing decisions protecting the right to abortion.

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 2, 2022

Among the non-incumbent LGBTQ Democratic candidates seeking U.S. House seats on the West Coast this year, gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has proved to be the most adept at raising money for his bid.