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Political Notebook: Newsom recall backers race to meet March deadline

Political Notebook: Newsom recall backers race to meet March deadline

As California Governor Gavin Newsom faces mounting criticism of his handling of the state's COVID pandemic response, backers of an effort to recall him are racing to meet a March deadline to gather enough valid signatures to qualify it.

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By Cynthia Laird | February 24, 2021

At least two LGBTQ organizations are in line to receive a portion of $17.3 million in grants to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

By Heather Cassell | February 24, 2021

Jamaica is known as the "most homophobic place on earth," but that might soon begin to change, much to the excitement of LGBTQ advocates and queer Jamaicans who hope the Caribbean country will truly become "one love."


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | February 24, 2021

There often comes a time when a nonbinary or transgender person comes out that a friend of theirs will cast them as being inherently brave or courageous doing so.

By Advertising Department | February 24, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 17, 2021

He has been described as the strongest San Diego mayor on LGBTQ issues and was one of the rare Republican elected officials to publicly support same-sex marriage.

By Heather Cassell | February 17, 2021

The European Union's Court of Justice now has to decide if a binational lesbian couple's daughter will be granted a Bulgarian birth certificate and receive citizenship.


By Cynthia Laird | February 17, 2021

Frameline, which produces the LGBTQ film festival in San Francisco, has announced that after an extensive search, it has hired a queer Black woman as its director of programming.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 10, 2021

Following her election in November to the state Legislature's upper chamber, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) made history as the first lesbian of color to serve in the Senate.


By Heather Cassell | February 10, 2021

President Joe Biden put his campaign words into action, sending a signal to the world that America was picking up the torch again as a global leader championing LGBTQ rights.

By Cynthia Laird | February 10, 2021

During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, which oversees the AIDS Memorial Quilt, has curated a special virtual exhibit of 56 blocks to bring to light the impact the disease has had on Black America.


By Heather Cassell | February 10, 2021

LGBTQ Victorians celebrated Australia's groundbreaking ban on conversion therapy February 4, calling the bill "gold-standard legislation" that other states should follow. The bill will become law, local television news reported.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | February 10, 2021

Like many, I watch more than my fair share of videos on YouTube, usually going between various cooking programs, music videos, and the occasional restoration video.


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