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Poet, longtime ally Janice Mirikitani dies

Poet, longtime ally Janice Mirikitani dies

Janice Mirikitani, a poet, LGBTQ ally, and wife of Glide pastor the Reverend Cecil Williams, died July 29. She was 80.

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By John Ferrannini | July 29, 2021

Elected officials joined Jewish community leaders at a news conference in San Francisco July 29 to denounce a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the Bay Area and the nation at-large.

By Heather Cassell | July 29, 2021

Argentina has become the first South American country to legally recognize gender "X" on government-issued documents, including passports.


By John Ferrannini | July 28, 2021

For the second time in two months, a plea has been pushed back in the case of a Union City man charged with murdering a San Jose transgender woman with whom he'd been romantically involved.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 28, 2021

Nearly a year after the West Hollywood City Council approved the creation of a drag laureate, staff for the Southern California LGBTQ enclave have etched out a proposal for how to launch the position this November.


By John Ferrannini | July 27, 2021

The number of Americans who know someone who is transgender, or who uses gender-neutral pronouns, is rising, according to an extensive survey released by the Pew Research Center July 27.

By John Ferrannini | July 26, 2021

A gay couple of which one of the men is Asian American and a same-sex female couple in San Francisco were recently the victims of a racist rant caught on video and a robbery, respectively, in two separate incidents.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 26, 2021

A gay West Hollywood man was told he could not wear a rainbow-colored surgical mask on his flight home from Greece.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 26, 2021

The two candidates in the special election for an East Bay Assembly seat detail their housing plans.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 23, 2021

Two bills aimed at improving the lives of Californians living with HIV are now law. More male-centric references in the state's codes also will be updated to use more gender-inclusive language.

By John Ferrannini | July 23, 2021

Grubstake, a late-night diner in San Francisco that's beloved by the LGBTQ community, received the OK to add apartments on top of the structure.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 22, 2021

The U.S. Senate confirmed on July 20 two LGBTQ Biden nominees for high-profile positions at the Defense Department by unanimous consent.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 22, 2021

Two out men will have a hand in reconfiguring San Francisco's political map as members of the city's decennial redistricting task force.


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