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News Briefs: ONE to offer encore streaming of 'The Normal Heart'

News Briefs: ONE to offer encore streaming of 'The Normal Heart'

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 1, 2021

In observance of World AIDS Day, the ONE Archives Foundation, in collaboration with the Invisible Histories Project, will present an encore and final presentation of the virtual reading of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play "The Normal Heart."

Out in the World: Global Black Pride announces 2022 in-person event and leadership team

Out in the World: Global Black Pride announces 2022 in-person event and leadership team

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 1, 2021

Global Black Pride will host its first in-person event in Toronto, July 28-31.

Transmissions: Gift giving that matters

Transmissions: Gift giving that matters

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 1, 2021

In the earliest days of what would eventually become my transition, within weeks of my first coming out to the person who would become my spouse of 29 years and counting, I was handed a gift box.

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis dispensaries ask Oakland for more police

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis dispensaries ask Oakland for more police

  • by Sari Staver
  • Dec 1, 2021

Reeling from an estimated $5 million in losses from recent burglaries, East Bay cannabis activists and business leaders rallied outside Oakland City Hall November 29, demanding additional police protection and a two-year tax break.

Political Notebook: Gay attorney to join Alameda court

Political Notebook: Gay attorney to join Alameda court

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 1, 2021

When attorney Peter E. Borkon takes his oath of office as a judge sometime in early 2022, he will bring the number of LGBTQ people serving on the Alameda County Superior Court to 10.

Out in the World: Wedding bells will ring in Switzerland next summer

Out in the World: Wedding bells will ring in Switzerland next summer

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 24, 2021

Swiss same-sex couples can walk down the aisle starting July 1, the Federal Council announced November 17.

Jock Talk: Thank you, sports world

Jock Talk: Thank you, sports world

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 23, 2021

As our extended families gather together for annual (not counting pandemic social distancing breaks) feasts ... let us bow our heads like a shot putter preparing for a throw to give silent thanks for the blessings the sports world bestowed upon us.

Out in the World: Campaign tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ violence issues; travel initiative launched

Out in the World: Campaign tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ violence issues; travel initiative launched

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 18, 2021

This year marks a new beginning for Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community following the deadliest year for transgender people in the U.S. territory in 2020.

Political Notebook: Castro takes center stage in Assembly race

Political Notebook: Castro takes center stage in Assembly race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2021

Signaling the importance of the LGBTQ vote in the special election for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat, two of the top contenders have opened their campaign headquarters in the heart of the city's Castro LGBTQ district.

Transmissions: The darkness before the dawn

Transmissions: The darkness before the dawn

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 17, 2021

For 22 years, transgender people have gathered near the end of November to honor those lost due to anti-transgender violence over the year for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

News Briefs: TDOR observed in San Mateo County

News Briefs: TDOR observed in San Mateo County

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 17, 2021

The LGBTQ Commission in San Mateo County will hold a virtual event in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance Friday, November 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Agenda: Studies look into LGB suicide risk

LGBTQ Agenda: Studies look into LGB suicide risk

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 16, 2021

A National Institute of Mental Health study shows no racial difference in suicidality among gay and bisexual men in the U.S., but did find white lesbian and bisexual women were at higher risk than Black lesbian and bisexual women.

Political Notes: San Francisco agencies focused on women, girls, and nonbinary people announce restructure

Political Notes: San Francisco agencies focused on women, girls, and nonbinary people announce restructure

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2021

Two San Francisco agencies focused on women, girls, and nonbinary people are restructuring their relationship after nearly 50 years of working together.

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad says resettlement has started for some LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad says resettlement has started for some LGBTQ Afghans

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 12, 2021

Rainbow Railroad announced that the first group of LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrived in the United Kingdom just before Halloween.