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News Briefs: LGBTQ family group plans cookout, town hall

News Briefs: LGBTQ family group plans cookout, town hall

Our Family Coalition, the Bay Area-based organization for LGBTQ families and their children, will have a town hall and cookout at scenic Baker Beach in San Francisco Sunday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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By Heather Cassell | September 15, 2021

Six global LGBTQ organizations are calling upon President Joe Biden to protect, evacuate, and resettle vulnerable groups, including LGBTQ Afghans, left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2021

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By Roger Brigham | September 15, 2021

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 8, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year photographic homages to beloved movies and television shows started popping up on the social media feeds of brand and communication strategist Jack Song.


By Roger Brigham | September 8, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches this week, I find myself reliving so many memories and moments from that tragic day and the sobering days and weeks that followed.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 8, 2021

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By Heather Cassell | September 8, 2021

Tens of thousands of Swiss people took to the streets of Zurich September 4 in support of the country's same-sex marriage referendum and for the Alpine country's annual Pride celebration.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 8, 2021

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By Heather Cassell | September 2, 2021

About 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans, some who have reported being injured by the Taliban, are trying to get out of the country.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 1, 2021

Even with one of the country's most famous transgender celebrities on the ballot, the California gubernatorial recall election has largely been bereft of any discussion of LGBTQ issues.


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