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SF Castro group hits pause button on plan to install security cameras

SF Castro group hits pause button on plan to install security cameras

In light of vocal opposition to a proposed plan to install security cameras throughout the business district in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood, the group entertaining the idea is hitting the pause button for now.

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By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | October 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden squared off in the final presidential debate.

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Frameline Distribution has released for online viewing "50 Years of Fabulous," an award-winning documentary recounting the life and legacy of iconic queer rights activist José Julio Sarria.


By John Ferrannini | October 22, 2020

As Pope Francis this week indicated he's OK with same-sex civil unions, a gay man who aspired to be a Roman Catholic priest but who left the church in protest of firings of LGBTQ people from its institutions spoke out about the church.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2020

A day after San Francisco officials moved forward with the process to landmark the home of an iconic lesbian couple, a historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history took a step closer to becoming a city landmark.


By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

Tom Taylor, who was the keeper of the key to the rainbow flagpole at Castro and Market streets, and, with his husband, was known for elaborate Christmas light displays at their San Francisco home, has died.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

San Francisco officials are moving forward to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco supervisor is seeking to have the city sign on to the campaign asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue stamps honoring three deceased drag icons who have become heroic figures within the LGBTQ community.

By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

Seeking to improve pedestrian access, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority passed a plan to improve traffic safety in the Castro/Upper Market neighborhood at its meeting October 20.


By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco-based tech incubation project is now accepting applications for its Accelerator 2 project, which has a special emphasis on LGBTQs and other minority groups.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

The West Hollywood City Council has instructed staff for the Southern California LGBTQ enclave to present it with a plan for creating the first drag laureate position in the country. The person could be named as soon as early next year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

A San Francisco supervisors' panel is recommending that the full board begin the process to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2020

Toni Newman, the former leader of St. James Infirmary, has been selected as the new interim executive director of the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center in the Castro, according to an October 19 news release.


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