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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.

LGBTQ Agenda: New Gay Liberation Front criticized for stances on trans rights

LGBTQ Agenda: New Gay Liberation Front criticized for stances on trans rights

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 21, 2021

The New Gay Liberation Front group is not the same as the old historic group that formed after Stonewall — it's being criticized for pitting some segments of the LGBTQ community against others.

Political Notes: Repeal of DADT hits 10-year milestone

Political Notes: Repeal of DADT hits 10-year milestone

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 20, 2021

Ten years ago Monday (September 20), the U.S. military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was ended, ushering in a decade of open military service for LGBTQ enlistees and officers.

News Briefs: LGBTQ family group plans cookout, town hall

News Briefs: LGBTQ family group plans cookout, town hall

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 15, 2021

Our Family Coalition, the Bay Area-based organization for LGBTQ families and their children, will have a town hall and cookout at scenic Baker Beach in San Francisco Sunday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Out in the World: Groups pressure Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Groups pressure Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 15, 2021

Six global LGBTQ organizations are calling upon President Joe Biden to protect, evacuate, and resettle vulnerable groups, including LGBTQ Afghans, left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

Political Notebook: Launch date set for Milk naval ship

Political Notebook: Launch date set for Milk naval ship

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 15, 2021

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.

Jock Talk: 2022 Gay Games postponed due to COVID pandemic

Jock Talk: 2022 Gay Games postponed due to COVID pandemic

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 15, 2021

Gay Games organizers announced late Tuesday evening the event would be postponed one year for the first time in its 40-year history.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer legal groups sound alarm over anti-trans federal lawsuit

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer legal groups sound alarm over anti-trans federal lawsuit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 14, 2021

Twenty states sued the federal government late last month, trying to overturn federal protections for trans and gender-nonconforming students ordered by the Biden administration.

Out in the World: Reported arson fire, threatening letters upend refugee camp in Kenya

Out in the World: Reported arson fire, threatening letters upend refugee camp in Kenya

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 9, 2021

LGBTQ refugees in the infamous Block 13 at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya suspect yet another arson fire was set at the facility last month and threatening letters have added to their stress.

Jock Talk: Sports as family

Jock Talk: Sports as family

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 8, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches this week, I find myself reliving so many memories and moments from that tragic day and the sobering days and weeks that followed.

Business Briefing: Queer SF film commissioner shares his love of movies

Business Briefing: Queer SF film commissioner shares his love of movies

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 8, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year photographic homages to beloved movies and television shows started popping up on the social media feeds of brand and communication strategist Jack Song.

Political Notebook: CA lawmakers pass LGBTQ bills

Political Notebook: CA lawmakers pass LGBTQ bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 8, 2021

California lawmakers have adopted three more bills related to LGBTQ issues as they race to finish their work by the September 10 deadline to pass legislation this year and send it to Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign into law or veto.

Out in the World: Thousands push for Switzerland's same-sex marriage referendum

Out in the World: Thousands push for Switzerland's same-sex marriage referendum

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 8, 2021

Tens of thousands of Swiss people took to the streets of Zurich September 4 in support of the country's same-sex marriage referendum and for the Alpine country's annual Pride celebration.

Transmissions: Three reasons to care

Transmissions: Three reasons to care

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Sep 8, 2021

The United States Supreme Court opted to let Texas Senate Bill 8 go into effect.