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Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

A Wider Bridge is celebrating its 10-year anniversary honoring the organization's beginnings and looking toward its future at an upcoming virtual gala.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 26, 2022

A number of LGBTQ candidates seeking congressional and state legislative seats in California have picked up backing from two high-profile LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

By Cynthia Laird | January 26, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who had joined landmark decisions from the court in support of LGBTQ rights, announced January 26 that he'd retire, opening up a chance for President Joe Biden to make a pick.


By John Ferrannini | January 26, 2022

After Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's letter, four LGBTQ advocacy groups expressed appreciation and reiterated their support for ending the blood ban.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate crimes were up 567% in 2021 — a dramatic spike. LGBTQs were the next most-targeted group, with a 50% rise over 2020 numbers.


By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Ken Jones, who died last year, was a Black man who was key to the desegregation of LGBTQ activism. His caregiver has raised almost $4,000 out of a $15,000 goal to install a bench dedicated to him at the AIDS grove in Golden Gate Park.

By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2022

Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.


By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Nine state LGBTQ rights organizations announced a new coalition aimed at getting civil rights protections enshrined in federal law in a bipartisan fashion before the midterm elections.

By John Ferrannini | January 24, 2022

A court hearing in a lawsuit alleging that the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on protesters in Union Square comes as Mayor London Breed and a number of city supervisors spar on whether to expand the use of surveillance technology.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 21, 2022

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department has assigned its first out gay captain to oversee its Community Engagement Division.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.

By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.


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