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Political Notebook: SF eyeing sites to house LGBT homeless individuals

Political Notebook: SF eyeing sites to house LGBT homeless individuals

San Francisco officials are eyeing several sites to house LGBT homeless individuals, in particular youth and transgender people, that could open in 2020 and fulfill several campaign promises made by Mayor London Breed.

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By Heather Cassell | November 13, 2019

Anti-gay demonstrators and police clashed last week as violence erupted at the opening of the highly acclaimed Swedish gay romance, "And Then We Danced," in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

By Cynthia Laird | November 13, 2019

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center will hold a free workshop titled, "Honoring Trans Journeys," Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3207 Lakeshore Avenue (entrance on Rand Avenue).


By Roger Brigham | November 13, 2019

The Federation of Gay Games issued a joint statement Monday with the selected host organization of Gay Games XI, Hong Kong 2022, stating both groups remain committed to staging the quadrennial event in Hong Kong despite the demonstrations and disruptions.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 6, 2019

San Francisco City Treasurer-Tax Collector José Cisneros cakewalked into his fifth term Tuesday, as he ran unopposed. Cisneros, a gay man, is the only LGBT person to hold one of the city's seven elected executive positions.


By Roger Brigham | November 6, 2019

Some Federation of Gay Games delegates hoped for more discussion and action relating to the next event in Hong Kong, given recent demonstrations there. But FGG took no definitive action.

By Cynthia Laird | November 6, 2019

Mayor London Breed raised the trans flag at San Francisco City Hall Friday, marking the beginning of Transgender Awareness Month.


By Sari Staver | November 6, 2019

It's more than an hour away from San Francisco and tickets start at $100, but cannabis aficionados shouldn't miss the Emerald Cup, the longest running sun-grown contest, celebration, and farmers market in the world, according to its website.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 6, 2019

In 2008, a woman named Jenna Karvunidis sliced open a cake, revealing pink frosting within the layers.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 1, 2019

This year's largely overlooked San Francisco municipal elections will come to a close Tuesday night with Mayor London Breed all but assured of securing a full four-year term.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 30, 2019

San Francisco-based queer activist and organizer Sophia Andary has moved from the realm of street protests and social justice advocacy to having a seat at the table at City Hall.


By Heather Cassell | October 30, 2019

Claudia Lopez made history last week after being elected the first-ever lesbian and woman mayor of Bogotá, Colombia.

By Cynthia Laird | October 30, 2019

Drag queen Juanita MORE! is bringing queer party vibes back to Polk Street for Halloween.


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