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Political Notes: LGBTQ California candidates secure LGBTQ groups' support

Political Notes: LGBTQ California candidates secure LGBTQ groups' support

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2022

A number of LGBTQ candidates seeking congressional and state legislative seats in California have picked up backing from two high-profile LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

Political Notebook: Gay SF Supervisor Mandelman seeks 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay SF Supervisor Mandelman seeks 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2022

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman had avoided contracting the virus. Living with diabetes, he was at heightened risk if he had caught it.

Transmissions: The transition shower

Transmissions: The transition shower

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 26, 2022

A friend of mine alerted me to a social media post from a woman named Becca Green, and I wanted to share it here. In it, Green shares a brilliant possibility.

News Briefs: Openhouse hires development head

News Briefs: Openhouse hires development head

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 26, 2022

Openhouse, which provides housing and services to LGBTQ seniors, has hired a new director of mission engagement who will oversee the nonprofit's fundraising.

Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 26, 2022

A Wider Bridge is celebrating its 10-year anniversary honoring the organization's beginnings and looking toward its future at an upcoming virtual gala.

LGBTQ Agenda: State orgs push for bipartisan LGBTQ civil rights legislation

LGBTQ Agenda: State orgs push for bipartisan LGBTQ civil rights legislation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2022

Nine state LGBTQ rights organizations announced a new coalition aimed at getting civil rights protections enshrined in federal law in a bipartisan fashion before the midterm elections.

Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 21, 2022

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

Political Notebook: Gay Senate candidate Hertzberg dismisses nepotism charge

Political Notebook: Gay Senate candidate Hertzberg dismisses nepotism charge

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.

Out in the World: Polish lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ amendment to education law

Out in the World: Polish lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ amendment to education law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.

News Briefs: CA historical panel to consider LGBTQ properties

News Briefs: CA historical panel to consider LGBTQ properties

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 19, 2022

The California State Historical Resources Commission will hold a virtual meeting Friday, January 21, at 9 a.m. to consider several nominations for federal historical designation and one for state designation.

Political Notes: Campos, Haney spar over universal health care

Political Notes: Campos, Haney spar over universal health care

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 17, 2022

The two leading candidates for San Francisco's open Assembly seat are sparring over who would be the stronger advocate for a universal health care bill being considered in Sacramento.

Out in the World: Reports find conversion therapy disinformation thriving online

Out in the World: Reports find conversion therapy disinformation thriving online

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 13, 2022

Search engine and social media companies are failing to root out disinformation about widely debunked conversion therapy, according to two new reports released January 12.

Business Briefing: Queer nursery co-owner plants new roots

Business Briefing: Queer nursery co-owner plants new roots

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 12, 2022

In the coastal community of Pescadero a roughly seven-acre parcel recently was acquired by Delano Nursery where it plans to expand its business and grow more of the plants it sells rather than importing them from overseas.

Transmissions: A walk in my shoes

Transmissions: A walk in my shoes

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 12, 2022

It is a new year: a chance to start with a clean slate, of course.