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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.

Business Briefing: New LGBTQ real estate group expands

Business Briefing: New LGBTQ real estate group expands

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 7, 2021

A year after launching in the United States, a new association for LGBTQ real estate professionals is expanding into Canada and looking to jump the pond with chapters in Europe.

Jock Talk: Soccer group relocates championship to DC and Sydney

Jock Talk: Soccer group relocates championship to DC and Sydney

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 7, 2021

The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association has relocated its world championships to Washington, D.C. and Sydney, Australia after the tournaments were dropped by the Hong Kong Gay Games program.

Out in the World: East Africa's conversion therapy problem exposed

Out in the World: East Africa's conversion therapy problem exposed

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 7, 2021

International and African LGBTQ organizations have called for a redirection of aid after an in-depth investigative report alleged government and private foreign investments unknowingly fund conversion therapy practices in East Africa.

Out in the World: EU leaders lash out at Hungary, launch legal action

Out in the World: EU leaders lash out at Hungary, launch legal action

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 30, 2021

A General Affairs Council meeting of European leaders in Luxembourg last week erupted in heated debate, with some members having harsh words for Hungary following the passage of a discriminatory anti-LGBTQ law there.

Transmissions: Musing on loss

Transmissions: Musing on loss

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jun 30, 2021

I am no stranger to trans mortality.

Out in the World: Blinken discusses LGBTQ rights

Out in the World: Blinken discusses LGBTQ rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 30, 2021

During Pride Month, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken sat down with gay journalist Jonathan Capehart to discuss LGBTQ rights.

Political Notebook: San Mateo supervisors fund new coastal LGBTQ center

Political Notebook: San Mateo supervisors fund new coastal LGBTQ center

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2021

With $35,000 from San Mateo County and donations from community supporters, the new CoastPride Community Center in Half Moon Bay surpassed its fundraising goal of $75,000.

LGBTQ Agenda: Giving circles draw attention to Give OUT Day as Pride Month ends

LGBTQ Agenda: Giving circles draw attention to Give OUT Day as Pride Month ends

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 29, 2021

As Pride Month comes to a close June 30, LGBTQ giving circles are among those groups drawing attention to Give OUT Day, a time for charitable giving to queer causes.

Out in the World: 'Sheer Qorma's' Muslim Indian love story breaks barriers

Out in the World: 'Sheer Qorma's' Muslim Indian love story breaks barriers

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 24, 2021

Award-winning nonbinary Parsi Indian filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari is breaking barriers once again with their new film, "Sheer Qorma."

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ advisory panel set to reconvene

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ advisory panel set to reconvene

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 24, 2021

Now that the 26 members of the reconstituted LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission have taken their oaths of office, the oversight body is expected to hold its first meeting in August or September.

Political Notebook: With children's book, 1st lesbian Native American Congresswoman Davids aims to inspire

Political Notebook: With children's book, 1st lesbian Native American Congresswoman Davids aims to inspire

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 23, 2021

Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) made history in 2018 by becoming the first out member from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

News Briefs: 'Queer Visions' exhibit opens at Haight art center

News Briefs: 'Queer Visions' exhibit opens at Haight art center

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 23, 2021

The Haight Street Art Center is now showing "Queer Visions," an exhibition that brings together LGBTQ+ artists and institutions to explore the role of nightlife in the creation of the queer community in San Francisco.

Jock Talk: International soccer's baby steps

Jock Talk: International soccer's baby steps

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 23, 2021

The little story is that the international governing body for soccer has decided that the Mexico national men's team must play two home games without its fans in the stands.