News :: News Columns

LGBTQ Agenda: MCC minister takes helm of LGBTQ religious studies center this year

LGBTQ Agenda: MCC minister takes helm of LGBTQ religious studies center this year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Roland Stringfellow was already in Baptist ministry when he came out of the closet as a gay man in 2003.

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 30, 2023

Budgetary matters, public safety policies, and assisting transit agencies will be top focuses in 2023 for San Francisco's trio of gay supervisors.

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 27, 2023

Pope Francis this week called for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide and said "being homosexual isn't a crime."

Transmissions: Our history, and what it tells us

Transmissions: Our history, and what it tells us

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 25, 2023

Legislative sessions have started in statehouses across the country, and with them, scores of new anti-LGBTQ and anti-trans bills.

News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 25, 2023

ParivarBayArea, a nonprofit organization for South Asian trans and nonbinary people, has received two grants from the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development for programs aimed at helping trans and nonbinary people.

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 24, 2023

The runoff race opponent of a transgender City Council candidate in Seal Beach, California is facing questions about her eligibility to seek the district seat, and other issues.

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2023

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2023

Members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club have elected Jeffrey Kwong to lead the progressive political group in 2023.

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2023

Tensions are rising between the United Kingdom's national government and Scotland over transgender rights.

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

Back in the early 2000s Jennifer Sookne was fighting to achieve marriage equality in California.

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

AIDS/LifeCycle, the seven-day, 545-mile bike ride fundraiser traversing the Golden State from San Francisco to Los Angeles, has announced a new finish line in Santa Monica for this year's event.

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 12, 2023

Police in Kenya have arrested four people in connection to the gruesome January 2 killing of gay fashion designer, model, and activist Edwin Chiloba.

Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As state leaders grapple with a projected $22 billion budget deficit this year, LGBTQ members of the California Senate will be in key leadership posts to help address fiscal matters and other policy issues in 2023.

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As the saying goes, at the end of every rainbow should be a pot of gold. And one is likely to encounter a unicorn grazing nearby, according to legend.