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Bi woman elected SF Pride board prez

Bi woman elected SF Pride board prez

By David-Elijah Nahmod

Jacquelene Bishop, a bisexual woman who had been serving as San Francisco Pride's interim president since the October 3 departure of former board president Michelle Meow, was elected to the post at the organization's November 7 board meeting.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

Long Beach native Tom Paulino has had his eye on a career in politics since being accepted to UC Berkeley, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in a double major of political science and history. The question was how to achieve that goal.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

On Election Night it appeared that gay Alameda City Councilman Jim Oddie had failed to win a second, four-year term. In the race for two council seats, he landed in third place among the five candidates.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

The devastating news of the murders of the city's mayor and first openly gay supervisor left Shireen McSpadden and her fellow students at Lowell High School with a feeling of dread. It was a shattering blow for the then 14-year-old freshman.

By Alex Madison | November 20, 2018

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 1, several San Francisco organizations are holding events.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

Despite the Associated Press calling the last two statewide contests in California for the Democratic candidates last Friday, it took until Monday evening for both of the races to be officially over.

By Alex Madison | November 20, 2018

Since President Donald Trump took office, hate crimes have increased by 17 percent nationally in 2017 and 5 percent among LGBT people compared with the previous year, according to the new hate crime statistics report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation


By Heather Cassell | November 20, 2018

Costa Rica is poised to become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Lisa Keen | November 20, 2018

Three big LGBT cases will be part of a private discussion at the U.S. Supreme Court next Friday, November 30, when the justices meet to conference about what appeals to hear in the coming months.


By Charlie Wagner | November 20, 2018

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, the predominately LGBTQ synagogue in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood next to the Castro, is responding to an increase in violent attacks on religious institutions across the nation by taking measures to enhance its security

By Cynthia Laird | November 20, 2018

Gay former Olympic ice skater Brian Boitano is expected to be on hand to help open San Francisco's new Winter Park at Civic Center Friday, November 30, at 11 a.m.


By Paul Berge | November 20, 2018

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Roger Brigham | November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Day is a bit more somber this year for many of us.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 20, 2018

Recently, a Dutchman named Emile Ratelband began a unique legal fight. He wanted to legally change his age. At 69, he claimed that his age made it hard for him to score on dating sites and requested to be 49 instead.

By Edafe Okporo | November 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration reduced the number of refugees allowed into the country for 2019 to 30,000, a historic low, and placed a ban on the southern border processing of asylum claims, leading to more detention of migrants at the border.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2018

After his opponent called him to concede late Monday, gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) declared victory in his bid to become the first out statewide elected leader in the Golden State.

By Alex Madison | November 19, 2018

A report released Monday shows that many schools serving grades 7-12 in California have suicide prevention policies that address the needs of LGBTQ youth, following a new state law that went into effect in 2017.


By Cynthia Laird | November 16, 2018

Equality California announced late Friday, November 16, that gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has won the close race for California insurance commissioner, making him the first openly LGBT statewide elected official.

By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.


By Alex Madison | November 15, 2018

After seven years leading the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin will step down in 2019, the organization announced Thursday (November 15).

By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

After waiting more than a year to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday nominated Joshua Groban, his longtime senior adviser, to the post.


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