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Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

There's something decidedly queer about the Summer Olympic Games set to open in Tokyo this weekend, and it has little to do with the record number of openly LGBTQ athletes who will be competing.

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By Heather Cassell | July 21, 2021

Two regional bodies in Europe and the Americas issued groundbreaking rulings this summer.

By Cynthia Laird | July 21, 2021

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $500,000 to the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center through his #StartSmall Awards.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 20, 2021

After months of debate about the need for LGBTQ representation on San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission, the Board of Supervisors has seated a gay man on the oversight body.

By John Ferrannini | July 20, 2021

Greg Bourke, a plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide six years ago, is coming out with a memoir of his life as a gay Roman Catholic in Kentucky.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 19, 2021

Four months after going public with their plans, the board members of the New York City-based American LGBTQ+ Museum have begun the process to hire its first executive director.

By Cynthia Laird | July 14, 2021

San Francisco attorney Angela G. Lim has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the national LGBTQ public interest legal organization based in New York City.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 14, 2021

Myths are often greater than reality.

By John Ferrannini | July 13, 2021

Some of the most popular LGBTQ phone apps are unavailable in Apple's overseas App Stores, prompting concerns the gay-led tech giant is collaborating with censorship in countries unfavorable to queer freedoms.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2021

A gay Latino veteran who fought the military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and has ties to San Francisco is seeking to be elected to a Southern California congressional seat.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 7, 2021

For years Santa Clara native Anthony Becker sought to have a say in the direction of the South Bay city.


By Cynthia Laird | July 7, 2021

The Sixth International Conference on AIDS, held in San Francisco in 1990, erupted in protest as activists took to the streets and the conference hall demanding a voice.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 7, 2021

A year after launching in the United States, a new association for LGBTQ real estate professionals is expanding into Canada and looking to jump the pond with chapters in Europe.


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