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Out in the World: Gay Ugandan activist blames government for stabbing

Out in the World: Gay Ugandan activist blames government for stabbing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 9, 2024

Prominent Ugandan gay activist Steven Kabuye blames the East African country's government for his being viciously stabbed by two unknown assailants.

Political Notebook: Gay GOPer DeMaio could find cold welcome from LGBTQ caucus

Political Notebook: Gay GOPer DeMaio could find cold welcome from LGBTQ caucus

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2024

LGBTQ state lawmakers are wondering if gay Republican Carl DeMaio would want to join their affinity group if he is elected to an Assembly seat.

LGBTQ Agenda: Documentary asks how 'homosexuals' ended up in English-language Bibles

LGBTQ Agenda: Documentary asks how 'homosexuals' ended up in English-language Bibles

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 9, 2024

A filmmaker's efforts to find affirmation from her parents led her on a journey culminating in a documentary on how a translation of the Bible lent justification to homophobia.

Political Notes: Low, Bauters rack up endorsements in their House, supervisor races

Political Notes: Low, Bauters rack up endorsements in their House, supervisor races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 8, 2024

Gay men Assemblymember Evan Low and Emeryville City Councilmember John Bauters have racked up endorsements in their respective U.S. House and Alameda County supervisor races.

Out in the World: Democracy, LGBTQ rights were threatened around the world in 2023

Out in the World: Democracy, LGBTQ rights were threatened around the world in 2023

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 4, 2024

The year 2023 was marked by a severe global assault on LGBTQ rights and unexpected challenges and progress.

News Briefs: Groups to detail fight to save Castro Theatre

News Briefs: Groups to detail fight to save Castro Theatre

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 3, 2024

Historians, preservationists, and community organizers will hold a public panel discussion on the fight to save the Castro Theatre Thursday, January 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Roxie Theater.

Political Notebook: Legislative candidates vow to strengthen CA being a trans refuge

Political Notebook: Legislative candidates vow to strengthen CA being a trans refuge

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 3, 2024

California lawmakers in 2022 declared the Golden State to be a refuge for transgender kids and their parents fleeing transphobic laws in their home states.

Out in the World: European court rules Poland violated same-sex couples' rights

Out in the World: European court rules Poland violated same-sex couples' rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 29, 2023

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Poland violated five same-sex couples' rights by denying them the ability to legally recognize their relationships when they attempted to register to marry.

Political Notebook: 2023 op-art takes a novel twist

Political Notebook: 2023 op-art takes a novel twist

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 27, 2023

This year's installment of the Political Notebook's op-art feature is taking a novel approach.

News Briefs: SF Muni offers free New Year's Eve service

News Briefs: SF Muni offers free New Year's Eve service

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 27, 2023

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced that for the 24th consecutive year, free rides will be offered on Muni from 8 p.m. Sunday, December 31, through 5 a.m. Monday, January 1.

Transmissions: The closing of the year

Transmissions: The closing of the year

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 27, 2023

As we close the book on 2023, my mind keeps going back to one number: 589.

Political Notebook: Former Oakland resident aims to make US congressional history

Political Notebook: Former Oakland resident aims to make US congressional history

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 20, 2023

Along the West Coast just California has sent LGBTQ people to serve in Congress.

News Briefs: SF Eagle Bar receives $10K in grant funds

News Briefs: SF Eagle Bar receives $10K in grant funds

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 20, 2023

The SF Eagle Bar held a special ceremony last weekend in recognition of it being awarded a $10,000 arts and culture grant from SF New Deal via a partnership with the city's Shared Spaces program.

Out in the World: Uganda's highest court starts hearing on anti-LGBTQ law

Out in the World: Uganda's highest court starts hearing on anti-LGBTQ law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 20, 2023

Landmark hearings challenging the constitutionality of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act began at the East African country's Constitutional Court December 18.