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Out in the World: Leaders of Israeli queer youth agency visit San Francisco

Out in the World: Leaders of Israeli queer youth agency visit San Francisco

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 7, 2021

Two leaders from Israel's largest LGBTQ youth organization were thrilled to be in San Francisco recently, but not necessarily because of the history of slain supervisor Harvey Milk, the Castro neighborhood, or rainbow crosswalks.

News Briefs: Final SOMA 2nd Sat. event coming up

News Briefs: Final SOMA 2nd Sat. event coming up

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 6, 2021

The final opportunity this season for people to stroll around South of Market and look for cool items will be October 9, when the last SOMA Second Saturday event of 2021 takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on 12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street.

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis compassion back in season

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis compassion back in season

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 6, 2021

It's "Croptober," the time outdoor cannabis is ready for harvest and, this year, also the time that cannabis compassion programs are gearing up to go back into business.

Transmissions: Times change

Transmissions: Times change

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Oct 6, 2021

As I sit down to write this column I find I am picturing myself in a rocking chair on the porch, as if I am about to share stories of the hardships we faced during the Great Depression on the old farm or some such.

Political Notebook: SF leather bar one step closer to landmark status

Political Notebook: SF leather bar one step closer to landmark status

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 5, 2021

San Francisco's gay-owned Eagle bar is one step closer to being the second leather bar in the U.S. of the same name to become a local landmark.

LGBTQ Agenda: FBI denies FOIA request for Hormel files

LGBTQ Agenda: FBI denies FOIA request for Hormel files

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 5, 2021

The FBI denied a gay activist's FOIA request for files relating to the late gay ambassador James Hormel, citing a federal statute meant to protect law enforcement techniques from disclosure.

Political Notes: Oregon voters could elect country's 1st lesbian governor

Political Notes: Oregon voters could elect country's 1st lesbian governor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 4, 2021

Voters in Oregon could elect the country's first lesbian governor next year and only the second LGBTQ top statewide official in the three-state West Coast region.

Out in the World: Biden calls out anti-gay nations in UN address

Out in the World: Biden calls out anti-gay nations in UN address

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 29, 2021

President Joe Biden called out anti-LGBTQ nations as he laid out the United States' vision for the future at the United Nations General Assembly. His remarks drew some anger and criticism.

Political Notebook: SF supes panel advances code update to collect LGBTQ city hiring data

Political Notebook: SF supes panel advances code update to collect LGBTQ city hiring data

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2021

A San Francisco supervisors' panel has advanced a code update that will allow for tracking how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.

Political Notes: Gay CA insurance czar Lara marshals Democrat, LGBTQ support in reelection race

Political Notes: Gay CA insurance czar Lara marshals Democrat, LGBTQ support in reelection race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2021

A day after Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) announced his 2022 candidacy for California insurance commissioner, gay incumbent Ricardo Lara rolled out endorsements from a vast array of fellow Democratic elected officials and LGBTQ leaders.

Out in the World: Hungarian diplomats' SF City Hall appearance draws ire

Out in the World: Hungarian diplomats' SF City Hall appearance draws ire

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 22, 2021

The recent appearance of Hungarian diplomats at a San Francisco City Hall gathering has been criticized by Hungarian Americans and LGBTQ leaders, and has resulted in Mayor London Breed vowing to tighten up vetting for future events.

Political Notebook: Gay East Bay Assembly candidate Esteen picks up early support

Political Notebook: Gay East Bay Assembly candidate Esteen picks up early support

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 22, 2021

First-time political candidate Jennifer Esteen has been scooping up early endorsements from around the Bay Area for her 2022 bid for Alameda County's 20th Assembly District seat, currently held by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward).

Jock Talk: Behind the decision to postpone Gay Games XI

Jock Talk: Behind the decision to postpone Gay Games XI

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 22, 2021

The decision last week by organizers of Gay Games XI in Hong Kong to postpone the event for one year until November 2023 seemingly materialized at the last moment without warning.

News Briefs: Horizons releases more COVID grant funds to LGBTQ nonprofits

News Briefs: Horizons releases more COVID grant funds to LGBTQ nonprofits

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 22, 2021

Horizons Foundation has announced 18 Bay Area LGBTQ nonprofits were recipients of a total $250,000 in grants from the foundation's LGBTQ Resilience and Recovery Fund.