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Out in the World: Queers rally in Oakland against Ghana's proposed anti-gay bill

Out in the World: Queers rally in Oakland against Ghana's proposed anti-gay bill

LGBTQ demonstrators of African and Caribbean descent marked Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day at a rally in Oakland to bring attention to Ghana's proposed draconian anti-LGBTQ bill.

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By Cynthia Laird | October 13, 2021

The incoming executive director of Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights group, recently announced his new leadership team.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 13, 2021

Michael Benner began making his own specialty chocolate confections in 2015 and, within two years, had launched his own business under the brand name Michael's Chocolates.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 13, 2021

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

By Roger Brigham | October 12, 2021

The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.


By John Ferrannini | October 12, 2021

Michael O'Loughlin, a correspondent for America Media, is continuing his reporting on the intersection between the LGBTQ community, the Roman Catholic Church, and the AIDS epidemic in his book "Hidden Mercy," coming out in November.

By Heather Cassell | October 7, 2021

Two leaders from Israel's largest LGBTQ youth organization were thrilled to be in San Francisco recently, but not necessarily because of the history of slain supervisor Harvey Milk, the Castro neighborhood, or rainbow crosswalks.


By Cynthia Laird | October 6, 2021

The final opportunity this season for people to stroll around South of Market and look for cool items will be October 9, when the last SOMA Second Saturday event of 2021 takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on 12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street.

By Sari Staver | October 6, 2021

It's "Croptober," the time outdoor cannabis is ready for harvest and, this year, also the time that cannabis compassion programs are gearing up to go back into business.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 6, 2021

As I sit down to write this column I find I am picturing myself in a rocking chair on the porch, as if I am about to share stories of the hardships we faced during the Great Depression on the old farm or some such.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 5, 2021

San Francisco's gay-owned Eagle bar is one step closer to being the second leather bar in the U.S. of the same name to become a local landmark.


By John Ferrannini | October 5, 2021

The FBI denied a gay activist's FOIA request for files relating to the late gay ambassador James Hormel, citing a federal statute meant to protect law enforcement techniques from disclosure.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 4, 2021

Voters in Oregon could elect the country's first lesbian governor next year and only the second LGBTQ top statewide official in the three-state West Coast region.


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