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Out in the Bay: Author's quest for Black queer ancestors begets 'The Prophets'

Out in the Bay: Author's quest for Black queer ancestors begets 'The Prophets'

By Eric Jansen

In his debut novel, Robert Jones Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

Come its March 3 meeting San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission will no longer have anyone from the city's LGBTQ community serving on it.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine's testimony before a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday marked the historic first time an openly transgender person had taken part in a confirmation hearing for a presidential appointment.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

Amid threats of a lawsuit and to recall three of its members, San Francisco's school board is postponing its plan to rename 44 school sites whose namesakes have been accused of taking racist actions against various peoples of color.


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

A $1 million commitment from the Saint Francis Foundation is helping to support the Gender Institute for San Francisco's trans and gender-nonconforming populations at the hospital it serves.

By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

A small number of trans and gender-nonconforming tenants in San Francisco should soon be able to get rental subsidies under a new program announced this week.


By Advertising Department | February 24, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

By John Ferrannini | February 23, 2021

A group of residents has started the process to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.


By John Ferrannini | February 23, 2021

The incoming executive director of a global gay men's health nonprofit wants to make it more accessible to men who have sex with men.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 22, 2021

San Francisco's trio of state Democratic lawmakers is pushing myriad bills this year to address the housing and homelessness crises in California.


By John Ferrannini | February 19, 2021

LGBTQ advocates are praising the Biden administration's Housing and Urban Development Department for interpreting the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

By John Ferrannini | February 19, 2021

San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood will eventually see more residents after the planning commission approved a housing project adjacent to the LGBTQ Oasis nightclub.


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