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Life during wartime - Melissa Hawkins' nightlife photos at the GLBT History Museum

By Michael Flanagan | Sunday Feb 17, 2019
The GLBT Historical Society and Museum is presenting the exhibition 'SoMa Nights: The Queer Nightclub Photography Of Melissa Hawkins,' curated by photographer Hawkins and nightlife historian Marke B.

Newsom makes history with trans staff hire

Thursday Feb 14, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom has made history by hiring a transgender man as part of his administration's communications team. JP Petrucione is believed to be the highest-ranking, out, transgender appointee in state history.

Prosecutors in dog-maul case applaud Knoller parole denial

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Those who prosecuted Marjorie Knoller in the 2001 dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple say a state board's decision last week to deny parole to her is justice.

San Francisco's 'Winter of Love' turns 15

By Tony Taylor | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
It was 15 years ago this week that then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ushered in a bold stand for same-sex couples when he ordered city officials to issue them marriage licenses.

Valentine Project brings cheer to sick kids

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
A unique project likely will bring smiles to the faces of ill children on Valentine's Day.

Video of defendant in gay stylist's death reveals details

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
In what prosecutors are calling a confession, James Rickleffs admitted to tying up Steven "Eriq" Escalon, stealing items from his home, and leaving him bound and gagged in a two and a half hour video interrogation shown to the jury this week.

Gay, black comedian's new film debuts in Oakland

By Tony Taylor | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
As one of the first out black men in stand-up comedy, Sampson McCormick has created a short film that's anything but a laughing matter.

Business Briefs: Gay crime novelist launches own press with podcast

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
A year ago this month celebrated gay crime novelist Michael Nava secured the rights for all of his published works, including the seven titles in his acclaimed series featuring the gay criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios.

Political Notebook: Interim CA AIDS chief returns

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Marisa Ramos, Ph.D., is back as interim chief of the Office of AIDS within the California Department of Public Health.

Nonprofits work to recover from SF fire

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
The gas explosion in San Francisco's inner Richmond district last week affected two organizations that serve the LGBT community.

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