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News Briefs: SF, Oakland zoos decorate for the holidays

News Briefs: SF, Oakland zoos decorate for the holidays

By Cynthia Laird

Oakland Zoo is set to go big this holiday season with its annual ZooLights special event.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 5, 2018

When it comes to having an official city band, San Francisco's leaders say strike up the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band.

By Roger Brigham | December 5, 2018

The 10th annual Santa Skivvies Run to benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be held Sunday, December 9, in the Castro.


By by Sari Staver | December 5, 2018

As we begin the first holiday season with legal cannabis, shelves are stocked with dozens of new gizmos for the pot aficionado on your list.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 5, 2018

In 2013, a woman from the Dominican Republic landed in Miami. While she was hoping to witness the birth of her grandchild, police had other ideas, arresting her on an outstanding drug charge. She was taken to the local jail and processed.


By Alex Madison | December 4, 2018

Crowdfunding page set up for injured drag kings; Twitter bans misgendering and deadnaming; group asks lab and other genetic sites not to work with Trump administration.

By Cynthia Laird | November 28, 2018

San Francisco Mayor London Breed this week announced that local nonprofit legal services organizations will receive $5.8 million in total funding over the next two years to provide assistance to city tenants facing evictions.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | November 28, 2018

I don't talk about my status and personal experience as a trans woman in this column very often, mainly because it's not directly relevant to the topic under discussion.

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 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 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 Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus will see its membership shrink in the next legislative session for the third time since it was established in 2002.


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