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Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

A transgender, nonbinary House candidate and a lesbian state Senate candidate have both survived their California primary races and are advancing to the fall general election.

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 15, 2022

Three of the five races in November for even-numbered seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have drawn well-known LGBTQ community leaders.

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Clayton, a small town in the heart of Contra Costa County, will hold its inaugural Pride parade Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jun 15, 2022

Spurred on by a Twitter account known for its provocative nature, @libsoftiktok, a cadre of alleged Proud Boys members stormed into the San Lorenzo library in the East Bay June 11.

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 14, 2022

In the United States, 16 states and three territories offer no protections to LGBTQ workers meaning, in other words, one can be fired simply because one identifies under one of the letters of the acronym, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 9, 2022

Ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its 2021 annual report on human rights in the Americas, examining ongoing challenges and progress.

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Purged from their home country of Ethiopia following a Marxist takeover of the east African country in 1974, the parents of Honey Mahogany found refuge in San Francisco.

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

In business for 22 years, Candace Combs moved her In-Symmetry Spa to San Francisco's Mission Creek neighborhood 11 years ago.

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

The museum at San Francisco International Airport is showing several Pride-themed short films during June, and passengers can check them out while waiting for their flights or watch some of them online.

Political Notes: In 1st ever ad, Congressmember Eshoo highlights support of LGBTQ bill

Political Notes: In 1st ever ad, Congressmember Eshoo highlights support of LGBTQ bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 6, 2022

Since being elected to her South Bay House seat in 1993, Congressmember Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) hadn't run TV ads during her bids for reelection. That is, until this year.

LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 3, 2022

With a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion rights looming, 91 LGBTQ organizations have signed an open letter calling on policymakers at all levels of government to protect access to abortion care.

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 3, 2022

The United States' LGBTQ expert, Jessica Stern, recently embarked on her first two international trips to Asia and Europe to meet with government and civil society leaders, the State Department announced.

Political Notebook: Out West Coast candidates face tough House races

Political Notebook: Out West Coast candidates face tough House races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2022

Of the three gay men and one lesbian seen as the most viable non-incumbent candidates vying for U.S. House seats in the West Coast, all but one are facing tough roads to victory this year.

News Briefs: Richmond, Santa Cruz, Sonoma hold Pride events

News Briefs: Richmond, Santa Cruz, Sonoma hold Pride events

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 1, 2022

In-person and virtual Pride festivals and parades are kicking off this weekend in Richmond, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma County.