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Out in the World: Advocates work to evacuate nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Advocates work to evacuate nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 2, 2021

About 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans, some who have reported being injured by the Taliban, are trying to get out of the country.

Political Notebook: CA recall candidates largely ignore LGBTQ issues

Political Notebook: CA recall candidates largely ignore LGBTQ issues

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 1, 2021

Even with one of the country's most famous transgender celebrities on the ballot, the California gubernatorial recall election has largely been bereft of any discussion of LGBTQ issues.

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ legislative contests take shape

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ legislative contests take shape

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 30, 2021

Ten months before California voters will cast ballots in next year's June primary to determine which candidates will compete in November for legislative seats across the state, a number of contests with LGBTQ office-seekers are already taking shape.

News Briefs: AIDS grove releases short doc on substance use

News Briefs: AIDS grove releases short doc on substance use

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 25, 2021

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has released a short documentary via its Surviving Voices storytelling initiative about substance use and recovery.

Transmissions: They're just clothes

Transmissions: They're just clothes

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Aug 25, 2021

I recently came across the following post on Twitter.

Jock Talk: The uncertainty of it all

Jock Talk: The uncertainty of it all

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 25, 2021

Gay Games XI is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong November 11-19, 2022. That's less than 15 months away.

Political Notebook: Gay SF DA chief of staff Campos explores Assembly bid

Political Notebook: Gay SF DA chief of staff Campos explores Assembly bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 24, 2021

Confirming what had been speculated for months, gay former San Francisco supervisor David Campos this week launched an exploratory committee to once again run for a state Assembly seat.

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins other AGs in filing amicus brief in trans ID case

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins other AGs in filing amicus brief in trans ID case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 19, 2021

California AG Rob Bonta joined the attorneys general of 14 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting three transgender Alabamans who've been denied driver's licenses that correspond to their gender identity.

Political Notebook: Gay Oakland port commissioner seated to 3rd term

Political Notebook: Gay Oakland port commissioner seated to 3rd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 18, 2021

Gay Oakland Port Commissioner Michael Colbruno recently won unanimous approval to serve a third four-year term on the East Bay maritime body.

Out in the World: Binational Taiwanese marriage equality activists wed

Out in the World: Binational Taiwanese marriage equality activists wed

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2021

Two Taiwanese-Macanese marriage equality activists tied the knot in Taipei August 13 at the Zhongzheng District Household Registration Office.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bay Area lesbian filmmaker leads GLAAD social media efforts

LGBTQ Agenda: Bay Area lesbian filmmaker leads GLAAD social media efforts

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 17, 2021

In the wake of a devastating index of LGBTQ user safety online GLAAD has hired a lesbian Bay Area tech pioneer and filmmaker as its new social media safety program director.

Political Notes: US census officials shine light on LGBTQ community

Political Notes: US census officials shine light on LGBTQ community

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 16, 2021

In a historic first for the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal agency reported out data about how LGBTQ households have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in its August 11 Household Pulse Survey.

Business Briefing: Used goods store revives payments to SF nonprofits

Business Briefing: Used goods store revives payments to SF nonprofits

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 11, 2021

Over its 39 years of operations the Mission-based used goods purveyor Community Thrift Store had never missed a payment to the numerous San Francisco nonprofits it helps support.