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2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

Candidates running in the March primary for California legislative seats are supportive of continuing to keep funds earmarked for a full-scale, freestanding LGBTQ history museum in the Golden State.

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

A voter guide produced by Bay Area Muslims is raising alarms for its grading candidates on if they back "parental rights," a euphemism used by those opposed to rights for LGBTQ youth, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary.

News Briefs: Cathedral City to hold 8th LGBT Days event

News Briefs: Cathedral City to hold 8th LGBT Days event

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 21, 2024

California's Pride season kicks off with the eighth annual LGBT Days in Cathedral City March 8-10.

Transmissions: Bad intentions, bad compromises

Transmissions: Bad intentions, bad compromises

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Feb 21, 2024

I regularly discuss the astounding amount of legislation put forth by lawmakers across the country aimed squarely at trans rights.

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

LGBTQ advocates and allies are calling the nation's attention to Oklahoma, where a 16-year-old nonbinary student died a day after a physical confrontation in a school restroom, according to multiple news reports and government agencies.

Puerto Vallarta leaders start new health center

Puerto Vallarta leaders start new health center

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Feb 20, 2024

Puerto Vallarta gay business leaders are establishing a new LGBTQ program named Vallarta Gay+ Community Center.

Advisory council hopes to help rural LGBTQ Californians

Advisory council hopes to help rural LGBTQ Californians

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 20, 2024

A new council made up of representatives of queer community groups statewide will be advising the state Legislative LGBTQ Caucus as it determines lawmaking priorities.

Conservative group sues CA over anti-trans ballot title

Conservative group sues CA over anti-trans ballot title

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 16, 2024

A conservative group is suing the state of California over the title and summary Attorney General Rob Bonta assigned to its ballot measure on transgender minors.

Marin's Spahr Center suspends programs 'indefinitely'

Marin's Spahr Center suspends programs 'indefinitely'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 16, 2024

A week after stating that rumors of closure were "misinformation," the Spahr Center's executive director announced its programs are "indefinitely suspended" as of February 16.

Out in the World: Queer Palestinians unenthused by SF Pride's call for ceasefire

Out in the World: Queer Palestinians unenthused by SF Pride's call for ceasefire

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 16, 2024

Some queer Palestinians and their supporters met San Francisco Pride's call for a ceasefire and to free the hostages in the Israel-Hamas war with lackluster enthusiasm.

CA surveys its older LGBTQ residents

CA surveys its older LGBTQ residents

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 15, 2024

For the first time California is surveying its older LGBTQ residents to find out what issues they are dealing with as they age. The response to it has already surpassed expectations.

SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 14, 2024

Same-sex couples sat next to one another as San Francisco Mayor London Breed recalled that magical moment 20 years ago when they could wed at City Hall.

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

For the third year in a row Rebecca Prozan is chairing the advocacy organization sf.citi, which bills itself as "the voice" for the various technology businesses that have a footprint in San Francisco.

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

Back in 2013 Alex Garcia moved to San Francisco to work on placing a statewide hospital reform measure on the ballot.