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LGBTQ Agenda: Voter engagement goal of new Equality Federation ED

LGBTQ Agenda: Voter engagement goal of new Equality Federation ED

Fran Hutchins, who helped lead the fight for marriage equality in Maine as the regional field director for Mainers United for Marriage, took on a new role as the executive director of the Equality Federation at the beginning of the year.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 13, 2021

As a monthly queer reading series marks its fifth anniversary of spotlighting out authors, the LGBTQ bookstore that hosts it in San Francisco's Castro district is facing an uncertain future due to the COVID pandemic.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 13, 2021

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee will see a record number of LGBTQ members serving on the oversight body for the local party this year.


By Heather Cassell | January 13, 2021

French LGBTQ cultural preservationists are standing their ground against the French government in their effort to establish an independent LGBTQ history archive and center in Paris.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 13, 2021

Around 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 6, a mob of pro-Trump forces, QAnon believers, Proud Boys, and others assaulted the United States Capitol, whipped up into a frenzy by weeks of propaganda and a speech by outgoing President Donald Trump.


By Roger Brigham | January 12, 2021

Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper of Minnesota has filed a discrimination lawsuit against USA Powerlifting and the association's state chapter, alleging its policies preventing transgender women from competition are contrary to state anti-bias law.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 11, 2021

As long as they have negative COVID test results, California legislators will be returning to the state Capitol Monday (January 11) to get back to work as the pandemic continues to rage in the Golden State.


By John Ferrannini | January 8, 2021

A total of 40 LGBTQ organizations are calling for the "immediate removal of President Donald Trump" in the wake of the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol by pro-Trump domestic terrorists that resulted in five deaths.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 6, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' lone LGBTQ member plans to request a hearing be held this year on the city's plan to preserve its LGBTQ cultural heritage.


By Heather Cassell | January 6, 2021

LGBT Asylum Project co-founder Okan Sengun launched his YouTube channel January 4.

By Heather Cassell | December 29, 2020

The new decade started jubilantly, but the light quickly went out shortly after 2020 began.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 29, 2020

The Political Notebook's end-of-year op-art offering for 2020 is a queer comic to ring out the annus horribilis.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 29, 2020

We have reached the end of 2020, and I am sure my feelings about the year easily match anyone who happens upon this column. Good riddance to such a difficult year, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.


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