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Political Notes: Gay Oregonian Easton revives US House bid in new district

Political Notes: Gay Oregonian Easton revives US House bid in new district

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 19, 2023

Former San Francisco resident Kevin Easton is running for an Oregon congressional seat after having briefly ran for a different seat in 2022.

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad launches Welcome Corps program

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad launches Welcome Corps program

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 18, 2023

Samuel arrived in the United States on March 15, 2022. His two-year journey from Kenya to the U.S. was long and treacherous.

News Briefs: Task force announces Wall of Honor inductees

News Briefs: Task force announces Wall of Honor inductees

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 17, 2023

Gay actor Leslie Jordan and Black lesbian Achebe Betty Powell are among this year's posthumous inductees for the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City.

Political Notebook: At Disneyland, Harvey Milk saw inspiration for urban design

Political Notebook: At Disneyland, Harvey Milk saw inspiration for urban design

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 17, 2023

A youth of the 1930s and 1940s, Harvey Milk grew up with the Walt Disney Company being a dominant player in the pop culture offerings of his day.

Transmissions: The trans body

Transmissions: The trans body

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • May 17, 2023

As overplayed a term as it is, we are living in what amounts to a modern day witch-hunt, with transgender people replacing women in pointy hats.

LGBTQ Agenda: Ongoing suit threatens PrEP coverage as patient groups fight for copay assistance

LGBTQ Agenda: Ongoing suit threatens PrEP coverage as patient groups fight for copay assistance

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 16, 2023

Patient groups have filed a statement with a federal court supporting a lawsuit seeking to overturn copay accumulator schemes; however, this suit comes as access to life-saving preventative HIV care faces an existential threat from a separate case.

Political Notes: New SF mayoral pick for historic panel receives support

Political Notes: New SF mayoral pick for historic panel receives support

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 15, 2023

The latest mayoral appointee to the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission is expected to win approval from the city's supervisors this month.

Out in the World: Uganda's Parliament passes slightly revised anti-homosexuality bill

Out in the World: Uganda's Parliament passes slightly revised anti-homosexuality bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 12, 2023

In the face of global criticism, Uganda's Parliament earlier this month passed a slightly revised version of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023.

News Briefs: Rainbow Railroad ED coming to SF

News Briefs: Rainbow Railroad ED coming to SF

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 10, 2023

The executive director of Rainbow Railroad, Kimahli Powell, will be in San Francisco Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street.

Business Briefing: Gay vintner couple readies Napa events venue, guesthouse

Business Briefing: Gay vintner couple readies Napa events venue, guesthouse

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 10, 2023

Over the course of a Monday afternoon in mid-April at their Yountville home, husbands Joey Wo?osz and Jeff Durham showed off their culinary skills as they discussed how the dishes they prepared paired with their Gentleman Farmer wines.

Political Notebook: CA Senate candidate Middleton undeterred by anti-trans attacks

Political Notebook: CA Senate candidate Middleton undeterred by anti-trans attacks

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 10, 2023

Palm Springs City Councilmember Lisa Middleton is hoping to become the first trans member of the California Legislature in her bid for the 19th District state Senate seat.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer youth mental health worsened by discrimination, violence according to survey

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer youth mental health worsened by discrimination, violence according to survey

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 9, 2023

Discrimination, physical harm, and conversion therapy correspond to suicide risk, the results of a Trevor Project survey of tens of thousands of LGBTQ young people show.

Political Notes: Budget issues could again upend CA LGBTQ teacher training bill

Political Notes: Budget issues could again upend CA LGBTQ teacher training bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 4, 2023

A bill requiring California teachers receive LGBTQ cultural competency training is once again running into fiscal concerns in light of the state's growing budget deficit.

Political Notebook: SF GOP event to 'detangle' trans youth issues

Political Notebook: SF GOP event to 'detangle' trans youth issues

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 3, 2023

With transgender issues a flashpoint in the country's political discourse, as statehouses rollback rights for trans people, especially youth, the San Francisco Republican Party is taking a more active role in the debate.