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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.

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

The author of a book on gay male sexuality is speaking out after his work was caught in an imbroglio over its inclusion in a Missouri public library.

Political Notes: Out Stockton, Santa Cruz candidates secure key endorsers

Political Notes: Out Stockton, Santa Cruz candidates secure key endorsers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 18, 2023

Out candidates seeking local offices in the Central Valley and along California's Central Coast picked up key endorsements this month for their campaigns.

Out in the World: Queer Russians on edge after high court bans 'LGBTQ movement'

Out in the World: Queer Russians on edge after high court bans 'LGBTQ movement'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 13, 2023

Queer Russians are hastily deleting associations with LGBTQ events and political statements from their social media accounts and some are attempting to leave the country, media outlets have reported.

Business Briefing: Checking off the gift list at Noe Valley shops

Business Briefing: Checking off the gift list at Noe Valley shops

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 13, 2023

Just over the hill from San Francisco's Castro district is another neighborhood long a welcoming home to the city's LGBTQ community.

Out in the World: Tentative date set for court case against Uganda's anti-LGBTQ bill

Out in the World: Tentative date set for court case against Uganda's anti-LGBTQ bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 13, 2023

A trial date for Uganda's anti-LGBTQ law has been tentatively set for December 18 by the country's Constitutional Court in Kampala.

Transmissions: A holiday wish

Transmissions: A holiday wish

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 13, 2023

The holidays were different when I was younger. Lacking the internet, one would eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Sears catalog at your front door around August or September.

Political Notebook: Out Sausalito councilmember Kellman runs for CA lt. gov

Political Notebook: Out Sausalito councilmember Kellman runs for CA lt. gov

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 13, 2023

Gay Sausalito City Councilmember Janelle Kellman has her eyes set on making political history in California come 2026 with her bid for lieutenant governor.

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 12, 2023

Two changemakers from conservative parts of the country said that forging relationships across America's social and political divides is crucial to advancing the cause of LGBTQ equality.

Political Notes: LGBTQ CA Assemblymembers given new leadership posts

Political Notes: LGBTQ CA Assemblymembers given new leadership posts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 11, 2023

Several LGBTQ members of the California Assembly will be new committee chairs when they reconvene next month, though two of the chamber's current six out members will not be serving in the top leadership ranks.

Political Notebook: Nonprofit leader Martinez aims to be 1st out Santa Cruz supervisor

Political Notebook: Nonprofit leader Martinez aims to be 1st out Santa Cruz supervisor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2023

Despite its reputation as a coastal liberal bastion, Santa Cruz County has yet to see an LGBTQ leader elected to its Board of Supervisors

News Briefs: Oakland Pride to have holiday bar crawl benefit

News Briefs: Oakland Pride to have holiday bar crawl benefit

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 6, 2023

Dust off those Santa hats and prepare to celebrate the season at Oakland Pride's Santa holiday bar crawl Saturday, December 23.

Political Notes: 2024 SF supervisor candidates receive early endorsements

Political Notes: 2024 SF supervisor candidates receive early endorsements

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 4, 2023

The election for the odd seats on the 11-member San Francisco Board of Supervisors won't be held until November.

Political Notebook: Queer nightlife advocate Torres seeks SF Mission district supe seat

Political Notebook: Queer nightlife advocate Torres seeks SF Mission district supe seat

  • Nov 29, 2023

For more than a decade Stephen Torres has been a fixture in San Francisco's Castro LGBTQ district. He has tended bar at the neighborhood's famed Twin Peaks gay tavern the last 12 years.