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Political Notebook: Gay Filipino aims to be first out immigrant CA legislator

Political Notebook: Gay Filipino aims to be first out immigrant CA legislator

Educator Godfrey Santos Plata's family emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1980s to seek a better life in the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles County.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 4, 2019

Transphobia, like homophobia, isn't generally using the suffix "-phobia" to mean "fear," but to mean "aversion." It's the same notion as hydrophobic surfaces refer to their ability to repel water.

By Cynthia Laird | December 4, 2019

The city is now accepting applications from those eligible to move into eight affordable apartments in the LGBT Castro district. The residents will be selected by a lottery draw to be conducted January 7.


By Sari Staver | December 4, 2019

From $5 stocking stuffer socks to $175 edible-making machines, you'll have no trouble finding gifts for the cannabis aficionado in your life this holiday season.

By Cynthia Laird | November 26, 2019

A San Francisco yoga studio is now offering a donation-based class to support local Castro charities.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 26, 2019

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez's decision to hold up LGBT legislation earlier this year has cost her in Equality California's latest Legislative Scorecard, which was released Tuesday.

By Cynthia Laird | November 25, 2019

Several Bay Area organizations are holding free Thanksgiving dinners or distributing food. All occur Thursday, November 28, unless otherwise noted.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 22, 2019

Despite his high-profile job as legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Shannon Minter doesn't have much of a social media presence. The only profile he has is on Twitter.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2019

The California Democratic Party is throwing its support behind queer San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez's bid for an open House seat. If she wins, Gomez would be only the third LGBT community member elected to Congress from California.


By Roger Brigham | November 20, 2019

I've always had a somewhat ambivalent fascination with the sport of bodybuilding that transcends the obvious erotic appeal and focuses on the sport's artistry and discipline.

By | November 20, 2019

The Bay Area Reporter's Seeing in the Dark column is taking a break.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 20, 2019

On November 20, transgender and nonbinary people — and our allies — across the world came together to honor those murdered due to anti-trans violence.

By John Ferrannini | November 19, 2019

Reported hate crimes in San Francisco rose 58% in 2018 over the previous year even as hate crimes nationwide leveled off after years of increasing, according to statistics released by the FBI Tuesday, November 12.


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