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LGBTQ Agenda: About 2 in 5 Americans know a trans person, Pew study finds

LGBTQ Agenda: About 2 in 5 Americans know a trans person, Pew study finds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 27, 2021

The number of Americans who know someone who is transgender, or who uses gender-neutral pronouns, is rising, according to an extensive survey released by the Pew Research Center July 27.

Political Notes: East Bay candidates lay out housing policies

Political Notes: East Bay candidates lay out housing policies

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 26, 2021

The two candidates in the special election for an East Bay Assembly seat detail their housing plans.

Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 21, 2021

There's something decidedly queer about the Summer Olympic Games set to open in Tokyo this weekend, and it has little to do with the record number of openly LGBTQ athletes who will be competing.

Out in the World: EU and IACHR bodies make groundbreaking LGBTQ decisions

Out in the World: EU and IACHR bodies make groundbreaking LGBTQ decisions

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 21, 2021

Two regional bodies in Europe and the Americas issued groundbreaking rulings this summer.

News Briefs: Twitter's Dorsey gives $500K to LYRIC

News Briefs: Twitter's Dorsey gives $500K to LYRIC

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 21, 2021

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $500,000 to the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center through his #StartSmall Awards.

Political Notebook: SF supes seat gay historic preservation commissioner

Political Notebook: SF supes seat gay historic preservation commissioner

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 20, 2021

After months of debate about the need for LGBTQ representation on San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission, the Board of Supervisors has seated a gay man on the oversight body.

LGBTQ Agenda: SCOTUS litigant discusses ministering to queer Catholics

LGBTQ Agenda: SCOTUS litigant discusses ministering to queer Catholics

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 20, 2021

Greg Bourke, a plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide six years ago, is coming out with a memoir of his life as a gay Roman Catholic in Kentucky.

Political Notes: New US LGBTQ museum seeks executive director

Political Notes: New US LGBTQ museum seeks executive director

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2021

Four months after going public with their plans, the board members of the New York City-based American LGBTQ+ Museum have begun the process to hire its first executive director.

News Briefs: SF attorney joins Lambda Legal's board

News Briefs: SF attorney joins Lambda Legal's board

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 14, 2021

San Francisco attorney Angela G. Lim has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the national LGBTQ public interest legal organization based in New York City.

Transmissions: Anti-trans myth-making

Transmissions: Anti-trans myth-making

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jul 14, 2021

Myths are often greater than reality.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer apps often not found on Apple worldwide, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer apps often not found on Apple worldwide, report says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 13, 2021

Some of the most popular LGBTQ phone apps are unavailable in Apple's overseas App Stores, prompting concerns the gay-led tech giant is collaborating with censorship in countries unfavorable to queer freedoms.

Political Notes: Gay veteran Rocha seeks San Diego area congressional seat

Political Notes: Gay veteran Rocha seeks San Diego area congressional seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 8, 2021

A gay Latino veteran who fought the military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and has ties to San Francisco is seeking to be elected to a Southern California congressional seat.

Political Notebook: Gay Santa Clara councilman Becker adjusts to new role

Political Notebook: Gay Santa Clara councilman Becker adjusts to new role

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 7, 2021

For years Santa Clara native Anthony Becker sought to have a say in the direction of the South Bay city.

News Briefs: SF library exhibit looks at 1990 AIDS confab

News Briefs: SF library exhibit looks at 1990 AIDS confab

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 7, 2021

The Sixth International Conference on AIDS, held in San Francisco in 1990, erupted in protest as activists took to the streets and the conference hall demanding a voice.