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Interim SF LGBTQ youth agency leader departing for AIDS agency

Interim SF LGBTQ youth agency leader departing for AIDS agency

Nearly a year after being named the interim leader of a San Francisco LGBTQ youth agency, Toni Newman will be departing to help run a beleaguered Black AIDS nonprofit on a limited basis.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 24, 2021

Ohio is now the 18th state covered by California's travel ban restriction due to enacting anti-LGBTQ legislation. The prohibition on taxpayer-funded travel to the Buckeye State takes effect Thursday, September 30.

By Eric Jansen | September 23, 2021

Out in the Bay proudly features a new queer podcast this week: "Stereotypes — Straight Talk from Queer Voices," produced and hosted by KALW and KQED colleague Christopher Beale, a former commercial radio personality.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2021

During a bill signing ceremony Wednesday focused on legislation strengthening reproductive health care services in California, Governor Gavin Newsom also signed into law legislation that protects the health care privacy of LGBTQ patients and others.

By John Ferrannini | September 22, 2021

The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will be reopening its Saturday vaccination clinic in the parking lot at 18th and Collingwood streets, nestled by Toad Hall and Walgreens, beginning September 25.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 21, 2021

How the city can track the number of LGBTQ people it is employing was a main focus for the reconstituted LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission as its first meeting.

By John Ferrannini | September 21, 2021

The New Gay Liberation Front group is not the same as the old historic group that formed after Stonewall — it's being criticized for pitting some segments of the LGBTQ community against others.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 20, 2021

Nearly three years after it first weighed in on the proposal to revamp Harvey Milk Plaza, a panel of local art experts has given its support to the latest design for the public parklet in the city's LGBTQ Castro district.

By Brian Bromberger | September 20, 2021

Bishop John Shelby Spong, a liberal theologian and ally who championed women's and LGBTQ ordinations and rights, died September 12 peacefully in his sleep at his Richmond, Virginia home.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 20, 2021

Ten years ago Monday (September 20), the U.S. military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was ended, ushering in a decade of open military service for LGBTQ enlistees and officers.

By John Ferrannini | September 17, 2021

Terry Beswick, who ended his five years as executive director of the GLBT Historical Society September 15, has been hired as the new ED of the Golden Gate Business Association. He's developed a reputation as a "turnaround expert," he said.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 16, 2021

California will become the first state in the country to collect violent death data within its LGBTQ community due to legislation Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday.

By Eric Jansen | September 16, 2021

Lauren Hough grew up in the infamous, apocalyptic Christian free-love and -sex cult The Family, formerly The Children of God.


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