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Political Notebook: Oregon House candidates with Bay Area ties seek to make history

Political Notebook: Oregon House candidates with Bay Area ties seek to make history

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 15, 2021

A pair of congressional candidates in Oregon with Bay Area ties is seeking to make history in 2022. Either would be the first LGBTQ House member from the Beaver State should they win their races.

News Briefs: Foundation donates $158K to LGBTQ groups

News Briefs: Foundation donates $158K to LGBTQ groups

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 15, 2021

The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation recently donated $158,000 to several LGBTQ nonprofits after what organizers called a successful year despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out in the World: Canadian parliament votes to ban conversion therapy for minors

Out in the World: Canadian parliament votes to ban conversion therapy for minors

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 15, 2021

Conservatives led the charge in Canada's Parliament to vote to ban conversion therapy for minors.

Transmissions: A little humanity

Transmissions: A little humanity

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 15, 2021

There's one thing that transgender people have that is routinely stripped away from us and it is something we so desperately need extended to us right now — and that is humanity.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queerency launches holiday gift guide

LGBTQ Agenda: Queerency launches holiday gift guide

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 14, 2021

A new LGBTQ media company is releasing its 2021 holiday gift guide December 15. Queerency CEO Travers Johnson said "we are wanting to show the diversity, depth, and breadth of queer innovation."

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ group asks candidates to reject tobacco cash

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ group asks candidates to reject tobacco cash

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 13, 2021

As the 2022 electoral season begins to kick into high gear, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group has joined the effort to convince candidates and elected officials in California to reject tobacco cash.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Afghan refugees among those welcomed in Canada

Out in the World: LGBTQ Afghan refugees among those welcomed in Canada

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 9, 2021

LGBTQ Afghan refugees were among the 250 refugees who arrived in Canada last week.

Business Briefing: LGBTQ merchants make holiday shopping a breeze

Business Briefing: LGBTQ merchants make holiday shopping a breeze

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 8, 2021

Headlines for months have warned that retail store shelves would be barren this holiday season due to a plethora of problems hitting the country's supply chains. Yet nothing could be further from the case at locally-owned stores in the Castro.

Out in the World: Chilean president signs same-sex marriage bill

Out in the World: Chilean president signs same-sex marriage bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 8, 2021

Updated: Wedding bells are expected to ring in Chile after the president signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

News Briefs: USPS' Operation Santa open for letter adoption

News Briefs: USPS' Operation Santa open for letter adoption

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 8, 2021

The U.S. Postal Service's Operation Santa program is live and people can sign up to be a registered adopter to help make the holiday season special for kids and their families.

Jock Talk: New IOC policy focuses on inclusion, human rights

Jock Talk: New IOC policy focuses on inclusion, human rights

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 8, 2021

Months after openly transgender athletes competed in the Olympics for the first time, the International Olympic Committee delivered on its promise to release new guidelines about transgender and intersex participation in sports.

Political Notebook: Bi councilman Coleman enters Assembly race

Political Notebook: Bi councilman Coleman enters Assembly race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2021

A year after winning a seat on the South San Francisco City Council, James Coleman is now setting his electoral sights on serving in the state Legislature.

LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 7, 2021

For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.

Political Notes: Out colleagues back Mullin for SF-area House seat

Political Notes: Out colleagues back Mullin for SF-area House seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2021

A number of his out colleagues he has served with in the California Legislature are backing Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) as he seeks a rare open Bay Area U.S. House seat in 2022.