Reported hate crimes in San Francisco rose 58% in 2018 over the previous year even as hate crimes nationwide leveled off after years of increasing, according to statistics released by the FBI Tuesday, November 12.
As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom scheduled the special election for an open California Senate seat that includes the LGBT mecca Palm Springs to coincide with the March 3 primary.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Mayor London Breed raised the trans flag at San Francisco City Hall Friday, marking the beginning of Transgender Awareness Month.
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.
In 2008, a woman named Jenna Karvunidis sliced open a cake, revealing pink frosting within the layers.
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.