San Francisco Rally Brings Diverse Communities Together to Condemn Asian HatePeople from different racial backgrounds and ages showed up at Harvey Milk plaza in the Castro District Sunday to denounce the mass murder in Atlanta and nationwide attacks on Asian Americans.
Bill Would Require California Retailers To Have Gender-Neutral Sections; Violators Face FinesRetail stores in California may be required to maintain gender-neutral sections for clothes, toys and childcare articles under a new proposal from a Bay Area lawmaker.
House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections for LGBTQ AmericansThe House passed a bill on Thursday known as the Equality Act, which would enshrine legal protections for LGBTQ Americans by amending existing civil rights laws to prevent businesses and institutions from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
SJPD To Undergo Sensitivity Training To Ensure LGBTQ Community Is Treated With RespectThe San Jose Police Department has unveiled a brand-new policy aimed at ensuring members of the LGBTQ community are treated with respect by its officers.
San Francisco Supervisors To Vote On Moving Forward With Landmark Designation For SF Eagle BarThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that could give landmark status to the historic SF Eagle bar.
'Nightmarish': Gay, Black SF Firefighter Sues Over Alleged Discrimination At Castro StationIn a lawsuit, a San Francisco firefighter alleges that during the years he served at Station 6 in the Castro District, he experienced "a nightmarish series of events" because he was gay and black.
President Biden Issues Executive Order Blocking Trump Ban On Transgender Military Service MembersPresident Joe Biden on Monday issued an executive order permitting transgender individuals to serve in the military, the latest change in course on the issue over the last handful of years.
Authorities Investigate Early-Morning Explosion at Anti-Gay SoCal ChurchThe FBI and local police are investigating an explosion early Saturday at a Los Angeles-area church that had been the target of protests for its anti-LGBT message.
49ers Pioneering Assistant Katie Sowers Won't Return In 2021Offensive assistant Katie Sowers, the first female coach to make it to the Super Bowl, will not be returning to the San Francisco 49ers in 2021.
San Francisco Native Martin Jenkins Sworn-In as 1st Openly Gay California Supreme Court JusticeMartin Jenkins was sworn in on Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, becoming California's first openly-gay Supreme Court justice.
BIPOC Trans Artists At Odds With Non-Profit Over Future Of SF's Red Victorian HotelArtists on Haight Street have found an unusual way to try to save their housing -- a weekly drag show. Large crowds are fanning out in front of The Red Victorian every Saturday night, but the real drama is what’s taking place off-stage.
Pope Francis Becomes 1st Pontiff To Endorse Same-Sex Civil UnionsPope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.
National Coming Out Day Celebrated in San FranciscoSunday is “National Coming Out Day,” an invitation to those identifying as LGBTQ to go public with their feelings and the goal is to provide a safe space and day for them to do so.
Letter From Justices Thomas, Alioto Challenges Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Citing 'Ruinous Consequences'In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples had a Constitutionally-protected right to marry. It has been considered a closed issue since then but new comments coming from the bench suggest the struggle for same-sex marriage might not be over.
Timothy Ray Brown, First Man Cured Of HIV Infection, Has Terminal CancerTimothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago.