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Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

After moving into second place last week in his primary bid for California's insurance czar, Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) once again finds himself in third place as more ballots have been counted.

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jun 29, 2022

I am sure you don't need me to tell you this: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established constitutional protections for abortion, as part of a 6-3 decision to uphold an abortion ban in Mississippi.

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 27, 2022

President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind federal legislation that would improve LGBTQ demographic data collection in the U.S.

Political Notebook: San Francisco 1st city to track LGBTQ workforce

Political Notebook: San Francisco 1st city to track LGBTQ workforce

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

San Francisco has become the first known city to track its LGBTQ workforce as well as to ask applicants for city and county jobs what is their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Cameroon-born performance artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season #1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet believes in the power of drag.

News Briefs: Audubon society teams up with drag artist

News Briefs: Audubon society teams up with drag artist

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 22, 2022

The National Audubon Society has partnered with drag artist Pattie Gonia to invite the LGBTQIA community outdoors this Pride Month and to ensure that they have a safe and welcoming experience while there.

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

A transgender, nonbinary House candidate and a lesbian state Senate candidate have both survived their California primary races and are advancing to the fall general election.

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 15, 2022

Three of the five races in November for even-numbered seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have drawn well-known LGBTQ community leaders.

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Clayton, a small town in the heart of Contra Costa County, will hold its inaugural Pride parade Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jun 15, 2022

Spurred on by a Twitter account known for its provocative nature, @libsoftiktok, a cadre of alleged Proud Boys members stormed into the San Lorenzo library in the East Bay June 11.

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 14, 2022

In the United States, 16 states and three territories offer no protections to LGBTQ workers meaning, in other words, one can be fired simply because one identifies under one of the letters of the acronym, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 9, 2022

Ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its 2021 annual report on human rights in the Americas, examining ongoing challenges and progress.

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

In business for 22 years, Candace Combs moved her In-Symmetry Spa to San Francisco's Mission Creek neighborhood 11 years ago.

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

The museum at San Francisco International Airport is showing several Pride-themed short films during June, and passengers can check them out while waiting for their flights or watch some of them online.