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News Briefs: Last chance to apply for SF drag laureate

News Briefs: Last chance to apply for SF drag laureate

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 11, 2023

Calling all interested San Francisco drag artists: time is running out to apply for the inaugural drag laureate post the city created last year.

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.

Transmissions: Transition is not a destination, it's a passage

Transmissions: Transition is not a destination, it's a passage

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 11, 2023

Recently, while in the throes of nostalgia, I went through a pair of filing boxes I have containing decades of old snapshots.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 10, 2023

LGBTQ Roman Catholics had mixed emotions about the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died in Rome on December 31.

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

With the swearing in Saturday of District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio, there are now three gay men for the first time serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 4, 2023

LGBTQ people around the world faced challenges with ongoing attacks and groundbreaking wins in an action-packed 2022.

News Briefs: Muni T Third line starts new route Saturday

News Briefs: Muni T Third line starts new route Saturday

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 4, 2023

On Saturday, January 7, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's T Third line starts its historic new route, providing a direct Metro connection between Sunnydale and Chinatown-Rose Pak Station.

Political Notebook: On board prez, gay SF Supervisor-elect Engardio is undecided

Political Notebook: On board prez, gay SF Supervisor-elect Engardio is undecided

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 4, 2023

Gay San Francisco District 4 Supervisor-elect Joel Engardio will face his first test as a new member of the Board of Supervisors Monday, January 9, when he casts a vote for president of the city's governing body.

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

This year's op-art shines a light on transphobia, which sadly has been on the rise across the country.

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

California State Parks officials invite residents to welcome in 2023 by taking part in the agency's annual First Day Hike offerings.

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 28, 2022

LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations are launching new initiatives to increase efforts to help queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers and refugees.

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 21, 2022

High-ranking gay Congressmember Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) was among a small delegation that traveled to Cuba earlier this month.

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 20, 2022

It was the late Gilbert Baker back in 1978 who helped sew the first rainbow flag with his friends, and who observed "Our movement is evolving. The movement to liberate our sexuality as a human right, that's an ongoing struggle."

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 19, 2022

Congressional leaders are calling on the U.S. Census Bureau to finally begin asking Americans about their sexual orientation and gender identity.