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By Matthew S. Bajko | June 4, 2020

Lesbian Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan kicked off her reelection campaign for the city's at-large council seat Thursday by releasing a broad list of endorsements from her colleagues and community leaders.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 3, 2020

After reading her city's first proclamation declaring June as Pride Month, East Palo Alto Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones explained why doing so held particular importance for her. Fifteen years ago one of her siblings came out as a transgender woman.


By Cynthia Laird | June 3, 2020

Michelle Meow, the longtime host and producer of "The Michelle Meow Show," will receive an award from Community Boards during its virtual event Friday, June 5.

By Sari Staver | June 3, 2020

Although local cannabis industry leaders breathed a sigh of relief when the city reversed itself to allow dispensaries to stay open after the stay-at-home order was issued in mid-March, layoffs and furloughs have hit some of the larger companies.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 3, 2020

At the heart of many of society's "-isms" is a laundry list of stereotypes that seek to characterize a group in ways that both provide an easy, if inaccurate, method of describing that group, while also confirming already inherent biases against it.

By John Ferrannini | June 1, 2020

The federal government and foster care agencies are taking divergent paths in the area of recognizing the LGBTQ identities of foster youth.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 29, 2020

As she heads into a rough summer and fall campaign season, queer San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gómez has picked up the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign.

By Heather Cassell | May 27, 2020

Hungary's lawmakers recently voted 133-57 to pass a bill that defines an individual's sex registered at birth, effectively banning future gender identity changes.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22, 2020

At 15 years of age Ewan Barker Plummer is already attuned to politics and civic affairs.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 20, 2020

A year after the city council in Dublin, California found itself the focus of negative headlines across the country for initially refusing to fly the rainbow flag in honor of June being Pride Month, it easily adopted a proclamation Tuesday.


By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2020

Organizers of the pink triangle installation atop Twin Peaks have launched an online fundraiser to pay for the site to be lighted this year.

By Heather Cassell | May 20, 2020

Global LGBT leaders were concerned about the well-being of queer communities around the world when the novel coronavirus pandemic broke out and countries began shutting down to halt the spread of it.


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