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News Briefs: 4 Bay Area college students among Zamora scholars

News Briefs: 4 Bay Area college students among Zamora scholars

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 9, 2022

Four Bay Area college students are among the latest group awarded Pedro Zamora Young Leaders scholarships from the National AIDS Memorial Grove.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gallup poll shows uptick in people identifying as LGBT

LGBTQ Agenda: Gallup poll shows uptick in people identifying as LGBT

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 8, 2022

When Gallup recently released a poll showing that more Americans now self-identify as LGBT acronym, people took notice.

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 7, 2022

LGBTQ history projects across the Golden State, from digitizing periodicals and films to preserving archival material related to gay rodeos and Santa Cruz's LGBTQ community, are receiving $750,000 in grant funding from the California State Library.

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 2, 2022

Gay state Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) discusses his first year in the Legislature's upper chamber.

News Briefs: SF trans film fest among Horizons' new grantees

News Briefs: SF trans film fest among Horizons' new grantees

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 2, 2022

Horizons Foundation has released its latest slate of grants through its community issues program, which supports grassroots LGBTQ organizations in the Bay Area.

Out in the World: Singapore high court rules to keep law criminalizing gays

Out in the World: Singapore high court rules to keep law criminalizing gays

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 2, 2022

Singapore's top court has punted the country's law criminalizing gay sex to parliament in a decision that activists called a "partial victory."

LGBTQ Agenda: Fallout from Abbott, Paxton letters sows confusion for trans people in Texas

LGBTQ Agenda: Fallout from Abbott, Paxton letters sows confusion for trans people in Texas

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 1, 2022

Agencies in Texas that serve trans children and youth say that they will keep providing services in spite of a letter from Governor Greg Abbott ordering state agencies to investigate gender-affirming care on minors as child abuse.

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 28, 2022

A transgender actress is ramping up her campaign for San Francisco's newly numbered 11th Congressional District seat ahead of the June 7 primary.

Political Notebook: Gulledge aims to be first gay Black CA state senator

Political Notebook: Gulledge aims to be first gay Black CA state senator

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 23, 2022

South Los Angeles resident Jamaal Gulledge is aiming to be California's first gay Black state senator.

Out in the World: Russia hits snag in first attempt to shutter LGBTQ rights organization

Out in the World: Russia hits snag in first attempt to shutter LGBTQ rights organization

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 23, 2022

A court has stopped, for now, Russia's attempt to shut down the parent organization to the country's largest LGBTQ organization.

Transmissions: Common ground

Transmissions: Common ground

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Feb 23, 2022

By the time you read this column, Florida's House of Representatives may have already voted on House Bill 1557/Senate Bill 1834.

News Briefs: GLBT Historical Society Museum reopens

News Briefs: GLBT Historical Society Museum reopens

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 23, 2022

The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district reopened this week after being closed for a month due to the Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out in the World: New Zealand, Israeli health ministry move to ban conversion therapy

Out in the World: New Zealand, Israeli health ministry move to ban conversion therapy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 18, 2022

Israel and New Zealand are the latest countries to take significant steps toward banning conversion therapy for minors and adults.

Political Notebook: Lesbians seek Bay Area county school superintendent posts

Political Notebook: Lesbians seek Bay Area county school superintendent posts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 16, 2022

Since winning election in 2018 as San Mateo County superintendent of schools, Nancy Magee has yet to meet a counterpart in another county who is also LGBTQ.