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News Briefs: MLK Day events planned

News Briefs: MLK Day events planned

The San Francisco Interfaith Council has announced events to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., which will be observed Monday, January 20.

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By Roger Brigham | January 15, 2020

The new decade comes with a new chapter in the life of Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 15, 2020

I want to take a moment to primarily speak to those who may be questioning whether they may be trans or nonbinary themselves, or are still fairly new to the potential transitions. Don't worry, if that isn't you, you're still welcome to read on.


By Heather Cassell | January 15, 2020

Bogota's new mayor, Claudia López, secretly wed her partner, Angelica Lozano, before taking office, she announced on social media December 16.

By John Ferrannini | January 14, 2020

The third largest Christian denomination in the United States — the United Methodist Church — may split over the issue of acceptance of LGBT people.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 13, 2020

With the field now set in the special election for a Palm Springs area state Senate seat, speculation is growing that the lesbian candidate in the race will compete against a Republican in the May runoff.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 8, 2020

Just as San Francisco Mayor London Breed highlighted the city's housing crisis and need for increased mental health services in her inaugural address this week, so too did District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman in discussing his 2020 priorities.


By Cynthia Laird | January 8, 2020

Tom DeCaigny, a gay man who heads the San Francisco Arts Commission as cultural affairs director, has announced he is departing to take a job as executive director of the California Alliance for Arts Education.

By Heather Cassell | January 8, 2020

Kyrgyzstan gay activist Dastan "Danik" Kasmamytov is on a mission to plant a rainbow flag atop the world's Seven Summits to bring visibility for LGBT rights around the world.


By Sari Staver | January 8, 2020

Despite the rollout of new products and retail outlets, both cannabis consumers and sellers are expected to face a difficult year in 2020.

By Roger Brigham | January 8, 2020

First off, a big yahoo to the San Francisco 49ers for their clutch regular season-ending victory over the rival Seahawks in Seattle to clinch the division title and capture the top seed in the NFL playoffs.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 30, 2019

A record 20 LGBTQ community members, three of whom are Republicans, are known to be running for California legislative seats on the March 3 primary ballot.

By Cynthia Laird | December 30, 2019

Chesa Boudin, who won a hard fought race for San Francisco district attorney in 2019, will be sworn in during a ceremony Wednesday, January 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Doors open at 5.


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