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Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Nov 21, 2022

Carol Leigh, a bisexual sex worker activist and artist also known as Scarlot Harlot, died November 16 at her home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer.

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.

Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 18, 2022

Six months ago, amid a flurry of anti-transgender legislation being passed across the country, nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist Cedre Csillagi first contemplated launching something to bring awareness to trans issues.

Transmissions: After the election, a glimmer of hope

Transmissions: After the election, a glimmer of hope

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 18, 2022

It wasn't intentional for the Transgender Day of Remembrance to fall so close to Election Day and its aftermath, but they have certainly grown in importance to each other over the years.

Out in the Bay: 'Doubting Thomas' probes false accusations

Out in the Bay: 'Doubting Thomas' probes false accusations

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Nov 17, 2022

What would you do if you were falsely accused of improperly touching a child and you see your career crumble? Matthew Clark Davison's 2021 novel "Doubting Thomas," about a gay schoolteacher, makes us think.

44 years after his death, Milk continues to make waves

44 years after his death, Milk continues to make waves

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2022

His life may have been cut short 44 years ago, but the late gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk continues to make waves.

SF mayor's trans basic income program accepting applicants

SF mayor's trans basic income program accepting applicants

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 17, 2022

More than a year after Mayor London Breed announced a program guaranteeing basic income for trans people, the program is up and finally accepting applicants.

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

Out in the World: Qatar's human rights record casts a dark cloud over the World Cup tournament

Out in the World: Qatar's human rights record casts a dark cloud over the World Cup tournament

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 17, 2022

Qatar isn't getting the attention that it wanted by hosting the men's world soccer championship in the small Middle Eastern country, as its dismal human rights record and homophobia have been on full display.

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

Reuters on Thursday reported that WNBA star Brittney Griner is now in a penal colony in Russia's Mordovia region.

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2022

San Francisco is now accepting applications for its inaugural drag laureate position. The mayoral appointee is to be selected early next year.

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

On his fourth attempt gay former journalist Joel Engardio has won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are set to be relocated as part of a reimagining of the site.

SF Pride board names new president

SF Pride board names new president

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 16, 2022

San Francisco Pride has a new president.