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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 22, 2022

Two Oakland city councilmembers have authored a resolution calling on state lawmakers to bring to the voters a repeal of California's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition 8.

News Briefs: B.A.R. Besties nominations now open

News Briefs: B.A.R. Besties nominations now open

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 20, 2022

Nominations for the LGBTQ community's favorite people, places, and things are now open in the Bay Area Reporter's Besties readers' poll.

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club will vote for a second time on endorsing in two high-profile races featuring out candidates. In both cases, the outcome of the contests in November could be historic.

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 14, 2022

LGBTQ and human rights researchers and experts called for more data collection and research about queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers in two new reports.

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Despite the millions spent in negative ads against him, various ethical scandals, and an intraparty challenge in the June primary, gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appears to now have an easy path to being elected to a second term.