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California Governor Newsom signs HIV-related bills into law

California Governor Newsom signs HIV-related bills into law

Two bills aimed at improving the lives of Californians living with HIV are now law. More male-centric references in the state's codes also will be updated to use more gender-inclusive language.

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By John Ferrannini | July 23, 2021

Grubstake, a late-night diner in San Francisco that's beloved by the LGBTQ community, received the OK to add apartments on top of the structure.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 22, 2021

The U.S. Senate confirmed on July 20 two LGBTQ Biden nominees for high-profile positions at the Defense Department by unanimous consent.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 22, 2021

Two out men will have a hand in reconfiguring San Francisco's political map as members of the city's decennial redistricting task force.

By John Ferrannini | July 21, 2021

The Biden administration is directing insurance companies to offer PrEP without copays or deductibles.


By John Ferrannini | July 21, 2021

After being mothballed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a festival launched in the 1970s by the late gay supervisor Harvey Milk to celebrate San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district will return this fall.

By John Ferrannini | July 20, 2021

California Treasurer Fiona Ma, a former San Francisco supervisor and assemblywoman, has been sued by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.


By John Ferrannini | July 20, 2021

In a 7-0 vote, the Lincoln City Council approved the nomination of lesbian San Francisco Police Department Commander Teresa Ewins to become the newest police chief of Nebraska's capital city.

By John Ferrannini | July 20, 2021

A state appellate court struck down a key provision of the LGBTQ Senior Bill of Rights, which requires long-term care staff to refer to facility residents by their preferred names and pronouns, as unconstitutional under the First Amendment.


By John Ferrannini | July 20, 2021

Greg Bourke, a plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide six years ago, is coming out with a memoir of his life as a gay Roman Catholic in Kentucky.

By John Ferrannini | July 19, 2021

The San Francisco Police Department is deploying 26 additional officers on foot and bicycle patrol to the city's most visited destinations — including two to the LGBTQ Castro district — during the summer tourist season.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 19, 2021

The San Francisco LeatherWalk will return this fall after being on hiatus for several years. The event, with a new route, will help to kick off Leather Week in late September.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 19, 2021

Four months after going public with their plans, the board members of the New York City-based American LGBTQ+ Museum have begun the process to hire its first executive director.


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