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Newsom makes history with trans staff hire

Newsom makes history with trans staff hire

California Governor Gavin Newsom has made history by hiring a transgender man as part of his administration's communications team. JP Petrucione is believed to be the highest-ranking, out, transgender appointee in state history.

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By Matthew Bajko | February 13, 2019

California lawmakers have revived a bill requiring public schools to train their staff on LGBT cultural competency that former Governor Jerry Brown had vetoed in the fall.

By Matthew Bajko | February 13, 2019

Construction on a public parklet honoring San Francisco's LGBT and leather communities in the South of Market neighborhood is set to soon start now that city leaders have granted the project the street closure permit it needed.


By | February 12, 2019

Transgender immigrant released from federal detention; study finds younger same-sex couples want children; Christian group wins legal fight against gay member.

By Sari Staver | February 11, 2019

The swanky San Francisco-based cannabis dispensary the Apothecarium has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a publicly traded Canadian corporation.


By Matthew Bajko | February 11, 2019

Lesbian Palm Springs resident Joy Silver is planning to run again for state Senate in 2022, while several dozen LGBT people interested in seeking public office attend campaign training in San Francisco.

By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

Here is reporter Ed Walsh's updated article on Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple in 2001.


By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

The Bay Area Reporter was the only outlet at Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller. Here are our reporter's observations.

By Cynthia Laird | February 7, 2019

A nonprofit behavioral health agency that serves several Bay Area counties has tapped a former chief executive of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to be its new CEO.


By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

San Francisco Police officials on Wednesday offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of killing more than a dozen gay men in the city back in the 1970s.

By | February 5, 2019

LA LGBT center helps teachers with online LGBT history lesson plans; international building code group develops trans-friendly guidance for public restrooms; LGBT funding group elects trans man as board chair.


By Cynthia Laird | February 4, 2019

SF names gay man to head Grants for the Arts.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 4, 2019

A gay mayor in southern California is running for the state Senate seat vacated by gay lawmaker Ricardo Lara when he became state insurance commissioner. But not the mayor most people had expected would seek to succeed Lara.


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