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.
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.
LGBTQ Activist Spearheads Removal Of Former Gov. Pete Wilson's Statue From ParkA statue of former Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said he supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members.
Silicon Valley Pride Celebration Moves OnlineSilicon Valley Pride kicks off a virtual celebration Saturday that highlights the organization's concern and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests for racial justice.
VIDEO: Former LGBTQ Talk Show Host Tim Gaskin Recorded In Anti-Mask RantA man recorded on cellphone video apparently ranting against wearing masks in a Marshall’s department store in Campbell Monday was identified as Tim Gaskin, a former San Francisco artist, magazine editor and television show host.
Santa Clara County, Chicago Lead Coalition to Defend LGBTQ Patient ProtectionsSanta Clara County and the City of Chicago filed an amicus curiae brief Friday on behalf of a coalition of 31 local governments defending the rights of LGBTQ people to access health care without fear of discrimination.
Police Search For Vandal Who Smashed Oakland LGBTQ Community Center WindowsA man smashed several windows at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center Saturday before fleeing on a bicycle, authorities said.
Author Donates Book On Lesbian Heroines To Bay Area SchoolsRobin Lowey is on a mission. The North Bay author maneuvers quickly around stacks of boxes cluttering her living room, each one packed with copies of her book, 'Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About.'
LGBTQ Activist Harry Britt, Former SF Supervisor Who Succeeded Harvey Milk, Passes AwayFormer San Francisco supervisor and LGBTQ activist Harry Britt has passed away, a former state assemblyman confirmed Wednesday.
‘The Stud’ SF’s Oldest Gay Bar Closing After 55 Years Due To COVID-19 PandemicSan Francisco's oldest gay bar The Stud announced Wednesday it's closing its doors for good due to lack of revenue as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Bill Introduced To Collect COVID-19 Data On LGTBQ CommunitySen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill Tuesday requiring the state to collect data on how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affects the LGBTQ community.
FDA Relaxes Donor Rules For Gay Men Due To Blood Shortages Amid COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is dramatically relaxing its restrictions for blood donations, as blood supplies across the US have been declining while coronavirus cases are soaring.