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SF moves to landmark Japantown site with LGBTQ ties

SF moves to landmark Japantown site with LGBTQ ties

A day after San Francisco officials moved forward with the process to landmark the home of an iconic lesbian couple, a historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history took a step closer to becoming a city landmark.

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By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

Tom Taylor, who was the keeper of the key to the rainbow flagpole at Castro and Market streets, and, with his husband, was known for elaborate Christmas light displays at their San Francisco home, has died.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

San Francisco officials are moving forward to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco supervisor is seeking to have the city sign on to the campaign asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue stamps honoring three deceased drag icons who have become heroic figures within the LGBTQ community.

By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

Seeking to improve pedestrian access, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority passed a plan to improve traffic safety in the Castro/Upper Market neighborhood at its meeting October 20.


By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco-based tech incubation project is now accepting applications for its Accelerator 2 project, which has a special emphasis on LGBTQs and other minority groups.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

The West Hollywood City Council has instructed staff for the Southern California LGBTQ enclave to present it with a plan for creating the first drag laureate position in the country. The person could be named as soon as early next year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

A San Francisco supervisors' panel is recommending that the full board begin the process to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2020

Toni Newman, the former leader of St. James Infirmary, has been selected as the new interim executive director of the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center in the Castro, according to an October 19 news release.


By analysis by Lisa Keen | October 19, 2020

Control of the U.S. Senate is almost as important to LGBTQ people this year as who wins the White House.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

A gay Filipino East Bay city councilman is the new head of a statewide caucus for local LGBTQ leaders, which is looking to expand its membership ranks following the November 3 election.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | October 16, 2020

Joe Biden, asked Thursday evening during a town hall on ABC News by the mother of a transgender child how he'd reverse anti-LGBTQ policy during the Trump administration, was direct about in his plan: "I will flat out change the law."

By Truc Nguyen | October 16, 2020

Casper Cendre started writing letters to people in prison while in high school.


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