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Business Briefing: Couple crafts kink lifestyle for clients

Business Briefing: Couple crafts kink lifestyle for clients

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

Mel Andre long had worked in the building trade, serving as a contractor in their professional capacity.

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Apr 17, 2024

There are three stories that have recently crossed my desk, each of which are unrelated, but together paint a very descriptive image of what's wrong with the way non-trans people are speaking about trans lives.

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 17, 2024

The Oakland Roots Sports Club, a professional soccer team in the East Bay city, has announced a partnership with the local queer-owned Sincere Cider company timed with Earth Day, which is formally observed Monday, April 22, but celebrated all month.

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

A key part of Palo Alto City Council candidate Katie Causey's platform is seeing her hometown host its own Pride event.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay Baptist minister reflects on fight against Christian nationalism

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay Baptist minister reflects on fight against Christian nationalism

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 16, 2024

A gay Baptist minister told the Bay Area Reporter he is helping in the fight against Christian nationalism that seeks to exclude other viewpoints, including those of LGBTQ people such as himself.

Political Notes: Schiff aims to be 1st US Senator to do CA AIDS ride

Political Notes: Schiff aims to be 1st US Senator to do CA AIDS ride

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 15, 2024

A decade ago Congressmember Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) became the first member of the U.S. House to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle.

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 10, 2024

In less than a month gay California appellate Justice Gonzalo Martinez is set to become the fourth out presiding justice on one of the state's courts of appeal.

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

After years of holding benefits for local nonprofits, the SF Eagle Bar will be helping a fellow business as it recovers from a break-in and robbery with a fundraiser Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 398 12th Street.

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 10, 2024

A coalition of InterPride member organizations and other LGBTQ Pride and rights groups led by the Reverend Troy Perry's call to action announced the first-ever Africa Pride that is timed with the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

LGBTQ Agenda: Libs of TikTok creator added to Southern Poverty Law Center's 'extremist files'

LGBTQ Agenda: Libs of TikTok creator added to Southern Poverty Law Center's 'extremist files'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 9, 2024

The Southern Poverty Law Center added the woman behind the popular Libs of TikTok social media platforms to its "Extremist Files," according to the nonprofit's websit

Out in the World: Ugandan Constitutional Court upholds most of anti-gay law

Out in the World: Ugandan Constitutional Court upholds most of anti-gay law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 8, 2024

Uganda's Constitutional Court has upheld most of the country's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Political Notes: EQCA, finally, unveils its 2023 scorecard for CA lawmakers

Political Notes: EQCA, finally, unveils its 2023 scorecard for CA lawmakers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 8, 2024

Although the 2023 legislative session ended six months ago, only now is Equality California releasing its annual grading of state lawmakers on their support for LGBTQ legislation last year.

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 3, 2024

During her time in the Navy Paula Neira routinely got seasick when she boarded a vessel. It would take her at least 24 hours to find her sea legs.

Transmissions: In visibility

Transmissions: In visibility

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Apr 3, 2024

Though completely random happenstance, Easter and the Transgender Day of Visibility occurred on the same day this year, Sunday, March 31.