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Political Notes: Campaign seeks to add plethora of Pride flag emoji

Political Notes: Campaign seeks to add plethora of Pride flag emoji

A new campaign aims to bring a plethora of Pride flag emoji to the keyboards of smartphones and other devices.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | June 16, 2021

At its launch in December 1971 San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ Democratic Club operated with a "wink, wink" as being a political group for the city's LGBTQ community.

By Cynthia Laird | June 16, 2021

This month's 40th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS has aligned with another health pandemic, COVID.


By Heather Cassell | June 16, 2021

Hungary's parliament voted 157-1 in favor of the anti-LGBTQ propaganda law June 15.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 16, 2021

When we celebrate Pride, we are commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, a seminal moment in LGBTQ history.


By John Ferrannini | June 15, 2021

With 2021 proving to be a record year for anti-transgender legislation in statehouses across the country, activists in Montana are trying to change perceptions on the ground in the wake of three of those bills becoming law.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 11, 2021

After two years as a tenant representative on the San Francisco Rent Board, Reese Aaron Isbell will be stepping down at the end of July. The gay mayoral appointee and his husband, Sheng "Bruce" Yang, are becoming homeowners.


By Roger Brigham | June 9, 2021

It was a bit more than a year ago that my weekly sports column in the Bay Area Reporter was suspended as part of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of so much sports activity (especially on the recreational level).

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 9, 2021

Husbands Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu, co-owners of Berkeley's Third Culture Bakery, are using their culinary skills to stand up for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 9, 2021

California lawmakers included roughly $52.3 million toward various LGBTQ initiatives in their budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

By Heather Cassell | June 9, 2021

A judge in Ghana denied bail for 21 LGBTQ activists who were arrested during a police raid of a human rights conference in the West African country.


By Cynthia Laird | June 8, 2021

Kate Kendell, the former longtime executive director of the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights, is now the first chief of staff for the California Endowment.

By John Ferrannini | June 8, 2021

A new web-based app will make it easier for Black LGBTQ people to find safer spaces.


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