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News Briefs: Engardio to spotlight Sunset district during APEC

News Briefs: Engardio to spotlight Sunset district during APEC

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 8, 2023

Gay District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio will be highlighting the Sunset district during next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, conference in San Francisco.

Out in the World: SF, Zurich compare LGBTQ movements' past and present

Out in the World: SF, Zurich compare LGBTQ movements' past and present

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 8, 2023

San Francisco and Zurich's LGBTQ communities were recently part of a weeklong celebration of the 20th anniversary of the two cities' sister city relationship.

Political Notebook: Lesbian BART director Saltzman rules out 4th term

Political Notebook: Lesbian BART director Saltzman rules out 4th term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2023

Lesbian BART director Rebecca Saltzman has ruled out seeking a fourth term in 2024.

LGBTQ Agenda: Florida appeals Hamburger Mary's suit to US Supreme Court

LGBTQ Agenda: Florida appeals Hamburger Mary's suit to US Supreme Court

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 7, 2023

The administration of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appealed an appellate court's decision in favor of Hamburger Mary's in its suit against his anti-lewdness law to the United States Supreme Court.

Political Notes: Tuesday election could usher in historic LGBTQ wins

Political Notes: Tuesday election could usher in historic LGBTQ wins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 6, 2023

Voters in certain areas of California and across the country will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2023 off-year elections.

Political Notebook: Gay former transit planner Logan runs for Oakland council

Political Notebook: Gay former transit planner Logan runs for Oakland council

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 1, 2023

A gay man who oversaw mobility issues in both San Francisco and Oakland is running to unseat from office next November Oakland District 3 City Councilmember Carroll Fife.

News Briefs: Breed proposes honorary street name for MTT

News Briefs: Breed proposes honorary street name for MTT

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 1, 2023

Former longtime San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas may have a street block ceremonially named in his honor after Mayor London Breed proposed the legislation last week.

Transmissions: Forgotten histories

Transmissions: Forgotten histories

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 1, 2023

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I feel that the trans community often fails to grasp its own history. That focus is, after all, part of my own history.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Latino youth have heightened risk of suicidality, study finds

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Latino youth have heightened risk of suicidality, study finds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 31, 2023

A study of LGBTQ Hispanic and Latino young people found that they were more likely to report depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts than young people of other ethnicities — and struggled with accessing mental health care.

Political Notes: Online curation dives into iconic LGBTQ tees

Political Notes: Online curation dives into iconic LGBTQ tees

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 30, 2023

The LGBTQ community has long used art to convey its political and cultural messages, whether to those in the know or the wider public.

News Briefs: Trick-or-treaters to rejoice at 3rd 'Great Hauntway'

News Briefs: Trick-or-treaters to rejoice at 3rd 'Great Hauntway'

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 25, 2023

Trick-or-treaters will have plenty to be happy about at the third annual "Great Hauntway" along the upper Great Highway on San Francisco's west side Sunday, October 29, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Political Notebook: Time for Rustin stamp, national LGBTQ Black leader says

Political Notebook: Time for Rustin stamp, national LGBTQ Black leader says

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 25, 2023

For the past several years the National Black Justice Coalition has called for the U.S. Postal Service to honor deceased gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin with a stamp.

LGBTQ Agenda: US hate crimes up in 2022, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: US hate crimes up in 2022, report says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 24, 2023

Reported anti-LGBTQ hate crimes were up nationwide 16% last year, as reported hate crimes in general rose 6.9%, according to statistics released October 16 by the FBI.

Political Notes: Lee picks up LGBTQ backing in US Senate race

Political Notes: Lee picks up LGBTQ backing in US Senate race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 20, 2023

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is picking up support within the LGBTQ community for her bid to succeed the late U.S. senator Dianne Feinstein next year.