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California to collect LGBTQ violent death data under bill signed by Newsom

California to collect LGBTQ violent death data under bill signed by Newsom

California will become the first state in the country to collect violent death data within its LGBTQ community due to legislation Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday.

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By John Ferrannini | September 17, 2021

Terry Beswick, who ended his five years as executive director of the GLBT Historical Society September 15, has been hired as the new ED of the Golden Gate Business Association. He's developed a reputation as a "turnaround expert," he said.

By Eric Jansen | September 16, 2021

Lauren Hough grew up in the infamous, apocalyptic Christian free-love and -sex cult The Family, formerly The Children of God.


By John Ferrannini | September 15, 2021

Lesbian Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch also survived a recall effort Tuesday night.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2021

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.


By John Ferrannini | September 15, 2021

Oakland's Mills College, one of the oldest private schools in California, will be merging with Northeastern University next year, ending women's-only undergraduate education at the majority-LGBTQ institution.

By Roger Brigham | September 15, 2021

Gay Games organizers announced late Tuesday evening the event would be postponed one year for the first time in its 40-year history.


By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's resolution calling on the state Supreme Court to protect the rights of LGBTQ seniors.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 14, 2021

California voters overwhelmingly rejected the recall attempt against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, based on the preliminary ballot count.


By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

Terry Beswick, a gay man who has been executive director of the GLBT Historical Society since 2016, is stepping down effective Wednesday "to pursue other career and life opportunities."

By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 14, 2021

A longtime spiritual leader in San Francisco made history when they were installed as the first transgender bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

Twenty states sued the federal government late last month, trying to overturn federal protections for trans and gender-nonconforming students ordered by the Biden administration.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2021

Should Governor Gavin Newsom beat back the attempt to recall him Tuesday, he will have LGBTQ Californians to thank.


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