Mural Depicting Queer Love Targeted by Arsonist in Latest Vandalism Attack
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Mural Depicting Queer Love Targeted by Arsonist in Latest Vandalism Attack

A colorful mural illustrating queer love in San Francisco’s Mission District was vandalized late Monday night for the third time since it was unveiled earlier…

Bystander Injured in Shooting at Civic Center Pride Celebration
Crime

Bystander Injured in Shooting at Civic Center Pride Celebration

A bystander was hospitalized after a shooting in the area of United Nations Plaza near the tail end of the Pride Celebration taking place in…

City Leaders Celebrate Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Bay Area

City Leaders Celebrate Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Standing beneath a massive rainbow flag on the steps of San Francisco City Hall before hundreds of gay rights activists, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, state…

Supreme Court 5-4 Majority Says Constitution Grants Equal Dignity in Marriage
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Supreme Court 5-4 Majority Says Constitution Grants Equal Dignity in Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote today that the federal Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in…

Warriors President Named Celebrity Grand Marshal for SF Pride Celebration
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Warriors President Named Celebrity Grand Marshal for SF Pride Celebration

Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts has been named the celebrity grand marshal for the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade. Pride officials announced Welts’ selection…

Lead Plaintiff in Same-Sex Marriage Case Optimistic About High Court Ruling
LGBTQ

Lead Plaintiff in Same-Sex Marriage Case Optimistic About High Court Ruling

An Ohio man at the center of the same-sex marriage case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court said in San Francisco today that “it’s…

Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall
Bay Area

Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall

Supporters of marriage equality are holding a rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, the day the U.S. Supreme Court is…

Supes Approve Ordinance to Protect Senior LGBT Residents From Discrimination at Senior Care Facilities
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Supes Approve Ordinance to Protect Senior LGBT Residents From Discrimination at Senior Care Facilities

A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by…

Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law
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Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law

Both the City of San Francisco and San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce Inc. have barred all employee trips to Indiana after Indiana Governor Mike…

State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative
Bay Area

State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to stop a campaign to make homosexuality punishable by death before it starts. Harris filed today for a…

Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer
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Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer

After 19 years of hosting the Pink Saturday street party in San Francisco’s Castro District, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are passing the baton to…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go see Goldfish, COCKBLOCK, and Metal Mother

Pretend these weekend picks are all dipped in green, covered in clovers, and chugging viridescent beer because St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and…

GLBT History Museum to Pursue Ambitious Plans With New Five Year Lease
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GLBT History Museum to Pursue Ambitious Plans With New Five Year Lease

A one-of-kind U.S. museum will remain in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood for another five years, museum officials said. Officials with the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender…

SF Giants, Silicon Valley Firms Urge Supreme Court to Declare Right to Same-Sex Marriage
Bay Area

SF Giants, Silicon Valley Firms Urge Supreme Court to Declare Right to Same-Sex Marriage

Bay Area businesses ranging from the San Francisco Giants to Silicon Valley firms such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are among 379 companies that…

Community Gathers to Hold Die-In, Demand Protections Following Murder of Transgender Woman
Crime

Community Gathers to Hold Die-In, Demand Protections Following Murder of Transgender Woman

Following the fatal stabbing of a 36-year-old transgender woman in San Francisco’s Bayview District last week, dozens of transgender and transsexual individuals gathered outside San…

US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada
Bay Area

US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco today…

Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy
Bay Area

Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy

A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn’t use their legal names…

Appeals Court Appears Likely to Favor Marriage Equality in Three States
Bay Area

Appeals Court Appears Likely to Favor Marriage Equality in Three States

Three federal appeals court judges left little doubt at a hearing in San Francisco today that they are likely to favor same-sex marriage rights in…

SF Marriage Equality Attorney Confirmed to State Court of Appeal
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SF Marriage Equality Attorney Confirmed to State Court of Appeal

Chief Deputy San Francisco City Attorney Therese Stewart, who led the city’s nine-year legal battle for marriage equality, was unanimously confirmed by a state commission…

Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors
City Hall

Supe Introduces Resolution to Lift Ban on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end…

Over 100 Arrests During Pride Weekend Festivities
Crime

Over 100 Arrests During Pride Weekend Festivities

During the San Francisco Pride festivities celebrating the LGBT community over the weekend there were more than 100 arrests, according to police. In areas where…

65 Arrested for Public Intoxication Over Pride Weekend
LGBTQ

65 Arrested for Public Intoxication Over Pride Weekend

At least 65 arrests for public intoxication were made in San Francisco in neighborhoods hosting Pride celebrations on Saturday, a police spokesman said. San Francisco…

Heavy Traffic, Muni Reroutes Planned Around Pride Celebration And Parade Sunday
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Heavy Traffic, Muni Reroutes Planned Around Pride Celebration And Parade Sunday

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is advising Muni riders of several reroutes due to today’s Pride celebration and parade. Muni officials said the 5,…

San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride
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San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride

Pride Weekend is gearing up to be a packed two days with some events starting today to celebrate the LGBT community in the Bay Area…

Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador
City Hall

Supe Calls for Protection of LGBT Citizens in El Salvador

In honor of June as Pride month and the massive San Francisco Pride celebration and parade coming up this weekend, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos…

Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month
City Hall

Rainbow Flag Raised Above City Hall to Celebrate Pride Month

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee raised the rainbow flag above City Hall this morning to celebrate June as Pride month for members of the LGBT…

SF Archbishop Makes No Apologies For Attending Anti-Gay Rally, Yet Asks For Open-Mindedness
LGBTQ

SF Archbishop Makes No Apologies For Attending Anti-Gay Rally, Yet Asks For Open-Mindedness

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded today to an open letter signed by Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other state,…

State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event
LGBTQ

State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event

A letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone signed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, state and city officials and other…

Block Will Be Renamed To Honor “Tenderloin sensation” Vicki Marlane
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Block Will Be Renamed To Honor “Tenderloin sensation” Vicki Marlane

A block in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will soon be dubbed “Vicki Mar Lane” in honor of late longtime transgender activist and actress Vicki Marlane…

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness
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Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon aiming to protect LGBT residents from housing discrimination. As…

Man Could Get Eight Year Sentence For Brutal Pride Weekend Beating And Robbery
Crime

Man Could Get Eight Year Sentence For Brutal Pride Weekend Beating And Robbery

An Oakland man charged with a brutal attack on a San Francisco woman during Pride Weekend last year was convicted today in San Francisco Superior…

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
City Hall

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

9:34 PM: Inside a City Hall building lit up in rainbow colors and in front of a large rainbow flag atop the stairs of the…

A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies
LGBTQ

A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies

From this week’s Pussy Riot performance at Amnesty International’s concert in Brooklyn, to the United Nations, to a GQ “embedded reporter” article about being gay…

Court In SF: Gay People Can’t Be Excluded From Juries Just Because They’re Gay
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Court In SF: Gay People Can’t Be Excluded From Juries Just Because They’re Gay

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today. The 9th…

Group Gears Up To Fight New Law Intended To Protect Transgender Students
Bay Area

Group Gears Up To Fight New Law Intended To Protect Transgender Students

Transgender students at schools throughout the state will be able to use bathroom, locker rooms, and play sports with the gender they identify with starting…

Court In SF Upholds California’s Gay Conversion Ban
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Court In SF Upholds California’s Gay Conversion Ban

California’s ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy for youths under age 18 was upheld by a federal appeals court in San Francisco today. The law…

Petition To End Federal Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men Gathering Thousands Of Signatures
LGBTQ

Petition To End Federal Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Men Gathering Thousands Of Signatures

Campbell Mayor Evan Low is fighting for gay men to be able to donate blood in an effort that has spread nationwide. The mayor, who…

Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban
City Hall

Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban

In what may be the final step in a nine-year battle over same-sex marriage in California, the state Supreme Court today turned down a petition…

State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
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State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The California Supreme Court today turned down a petition in which the sponsors of Proposition 8 sought to have the ban on same-sex marriage put…

National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage
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National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex marriage experts told lawyers at an American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco today that they expect an “explosion of litigation” around the…