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Out in the World: Report released on Kenyan refugee camp

Out in the World: Report released on Kenyan refugee camp

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 27, 2021

LGBTQ refugees expressed feelings of validation with the publication of a first-of-its-kind report uncovering life for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, one of the largest in the world.

News Briefs: Mahogany to be honored at PRC gala

News Briefs: Mahogany to be honored at PRC gala

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 27, 2021

Honey Mahogany, the chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and an alum of "RuPaul's Drag Race," will be honored at PRC's upcoming Mighty Real gala.

Jock Talk: Former SF Fog coach and rugby champion player Kathy Flores dies

Jock Talk: Former SF Fog coach and rugby champion player Kathy Flores dies

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 26, 2021

Former San Francisco Fog rugby coach Kathy Flores died Thursday, October 21, after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 66.

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 26, 2021

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson (R) is doubling down on statements that led the state's governor and LGBTQ advocacy groups to call for his resignation.

Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 21, 2021

San Francisco's health department came under pointed criticism at a supervisors hearing Thursday for its continued problems in gathering the sexual orientation and gender identity of the patients it serves.

Transmissions: Butt of the joke

Transmissions: Butt of the joke

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Oct 20, 2021

In February 2006, Dave Chappelle was interviewed by Oprah Whitney about walking off his eponymous Comedy Central sketch show.

Political Notebook: Milk club endorses Campos for Assembly

Political Notebook: Milk club endorses Campos for Assembly

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 20, 2021

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is backing gay former supervisor David Campos in the race for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat.

LGBTQ Agenda: Eight new members join presidential AIDS council

LGBTQ Agenda: Eight new members join presidential AIDS council

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 19, 2021

Eight new members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS joined three who are returning from the Trump-era. The council is responsible for making recommendations regarding the development and implementation of the HIV National Strategic Plan.

Out in the World: Queers rally in Oakland against Ghana's proposed anti-gay bill

Out in the World: Queers rally in Oakland against Ghana's proposed anti-gay bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 14, 2021

LGBTQ demonstrators of African and Caribbean descent marked Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day at a rally in Oakland to bring attention to Ghana's proposed draconian anti-LGBTQ bill.

News Briefs: Incoming EQCA ED names leadership team

News Briefs: Incoming EQCA ED names leadership team

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 13, 2021

The incoming executive director of Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights group, recently announced his new leadership team.

Business Briefing: Gay chocolatier opens Oakland store

Business Briefing: Gay chocolatier opens Oakland store

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 13, 2021

Michael Benner began making his own specialty chocolate confections in 2015 and, within two years, had launched his own business under the brand name Michael's Chocolates.

Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 13, 2021

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

Jock Talk: Gruden exposed for the racist homophobe he is

Jock Talk: Gruden exposed for the racist homophobe he is

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 12, 2021

The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.

LGBTQ Agenda: New book tells untold stories of queer Catholics in the 1980s

LGBTQ Agenda: New book tells untold stories of queer Catholics in the 1980s

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 12, 2021

Michael O'Loughlin, a correspondent for America Media, is continuing his reporting on the intersection between the LGBTQ community, the Roman Catholic Church, and the AIDS epidemic in his book "Hidden Mercy," coming out in November.