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LGBTQ Agenda: US hate crimes up in 2022, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: US hate crimes up in 2022, report says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 24, 2023

Reported anti-LGBTQ hate crimes were up nationwide 16% last year, as reported hate crimes in general rose 6.9%, according to statistics released October 16 by the FBI.

US Sen. Butler won't seek full term

US Sen. Butler won't seek full term

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 19, 2023

Recently appointed Black lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler (D-California) said Thursday that she would not seek a full term to replace the late senator Dianne Feinstein.

LGBTQ Agenda: Over two-dozen orgs sign on to anti-conversion therapy joint statement

LGBTQ Agenda: Over two-dozen orgs sign on to anti-conversion therapy joint statement

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 17, 2023

Two Bay Area gay medical professionals announced October 11 that 28 medical and psychological professional organizations have issued a joint statement against conversion therapy, in what they said was an unprecedented show of unity.

LGBTQ History Month: In its past, US women's group NOW purged lesbians

LGBTQ History Month: In its past, US women's group NOW purged lesbians

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 11, 2023

The online National Women's History Museum describes Betty Friedan as "co-founder of the National Organization for Women" and "one of the early leaders of the women's rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s."

LGBTQ History Month: Dallas LGBTQ leader Harris looks back on history

LGBTQ History Month: Dallas LGBTQ leader Harris looks back on history

  • by David Taffet
  • Oct 11, 2023

When George Harris and Jack Evans became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Dallas County, they had already been together 54 years.

LGBTQ History Month: History done 'The Dallas Way'

LGBTQ History Month: History done 'The Dallas Way'

  • by David Taffet
  • Oct 11, 2023

Folks in Texas often have their own way of doing things, even when it comes to keeping track of history. And in Dallas' LGBTQ community that means preserving their history "The Dallas Way."

HRC, other LGBTQ groups, endorse Biden-Harris for 2024

HRC, other LGBTQ groups, endorse Biden-Harris for 2024

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 10, 2023

Three national LGBTQ groups — including the Human Rights Campaign's political action committee — endorsed President Joe Biden's re-election campaign October 10 in their first joint endorsement.

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 10, 2023

A Washington state man was sentenced October 3 to four years in prison after being convicted of a federal hate crime in an arson incident three years ago near an LGBTQ nightclub in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

CDC issues first doxyPEP guidelines for STI prevention

CDC issues first doxyPEP guidelines for STI prevention

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Oct 4, 2023

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first proposed guidelines for using the antibiotic doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent sexually transmitted infections, an approach known as doxyPEP.

Butler sworn in as US senator

Butler sworn in as US senator

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 3, 2023

Laphonza Butler was sworn in Tuesday as California's new senator, succeeding Dianne Feinstein, who died last week.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer trio honored by US government for fighting for equal workplace rights

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer trio honored by US government for fighting for equal workplace rights

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 3, 2023

The United States Department of Labor has announced a date that it will honor three LGBTQ people who fought for equal rights in the workplace and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling three years ago.

LGBTQ History Month: Bayard Rustin stamp backers harness new biopic to press their case

LGBTQ History Month: Bayard Rustin stamp backers harness new biopic to press their case

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 2, 2023

For nearly a decade LGBTQ advocates have been calling on the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring the deceased gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Newsom names Butler, Black lesbian, to Feinstein's Senate seat

Newsom names Butler, Black lesbian, to Feinstein's Senate seat

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 2, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday named Laphonza Butler, a Black lesbian and president of Emily's List, to replace Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate.

Political Notes: LGBTQ leaders post remembrances of late senator Feinstein

Political Notes: LGBTQ leaders post remembrances of late senator Feinstein

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 29, 2023

Numerous LGBTQ leaders across the Golden State who woke up Friday morning to the news of Feinstein's passing took to social media to post tributes to her and express their condolences.