News :: News Columns

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 16, 2022

Joining the attorneys general of 14 other states and Washington, D.C., California Attorney General Rob Bonta has signed onto an amicus brief in a lawsuit opposing Florida's notorious House Bill 1557 — the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2022

Out candidates for a variety of races have won their primary races and now head to the November elections.

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

OutRight Action International has officially announced that Maria Sjödin is the international LGBTQ organization's new executive director.

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

Ugandan authorities denied registration of Uganda's leading LGBTQ rights organization last week, calling it an "illegal entity."

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Oakland resident Nick Resnick, a married father of two sons, is vying for a seat on the school board that oversees the Oakland Unified School District.

News Briefs: Peralta colleges offer incentives for fall semester

News Briefs: Peralta colleges offer incentives for fall semester

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 10, 2022

Laney College in Oakland and College of Alameda, both part of the Peralta Community College District, are offering incentives for students for the fall semester.

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

When some LGBTQ kids go back to school in various Southern states this year at the end of their summer breaks, they may find support in a surprisingly intimate little detail. Handwritten notes of encouragement. From strangers.

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Aug 10, 2022

If one goes looking, they can find plenty of online quizzes and tests that will supposedly tell them just how transgender they are.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Azerbaijan are angered that the Baku Court of Grave Crimes gave the lightest sentence possible to the man convicted of the murder of a prominent Azerbaijani gay activist and journalist.

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 2, 2022

It was an announcement Maddie Moran, and countless others like them, had waited a long time to hear.

News Briefs: SF library to screen 'AIDS Diva' doc

News Briefs: SF library to screen 'AIDS Diva' doc

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 27, 2022

The San Francisco Public Library will screen "AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman" Saturday, July 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium at the main branch, 100 Larkin Street.

Transmissions: Double nickel

Transmissions: Double nickel

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jul 27, 2022

I recently had a momentous birthday, reaching 20 years past the age I expected myself to be dead.

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2022

Top Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian in a July 18 interview with a Russian vlogger.