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Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

By Sari Staver

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29.

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By Sari Staver | November 27, 2020

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBTQ issues in mainstream newspapers, died November 20 at a hospital in Hong Kong, where she had lived for many years.

By Truc Nguyen | November 27, 2020

Sal and Nancy Tran are children of Vietnamese immigrants, artists and twins who grew up in Vallejo, California.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2020

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.

By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.


By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Progressive LGBTQs are making known their opposition to a proposal in San Francisco that would ban people from smoking tobacco and cannabis in their apartments.

By Cynthia Laird | November 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.


By Eric Jansen | November 20, 2020

What a stressful, frightening year: COVID-19, layoffs, police killing Black people, enormous protests, massive wildfires, hurricanes, a fraught national election and our soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump still won't concede.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2020

One of the highest-ranking LGBTQ officials with the National Park Service will be returning to the Bay Area in the new year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2020

The 42nd annual vigil to remember two progressive San Francisco politicians who were killed while in office is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2020

A historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history is on its way to becoming a city landmark.


By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

A needs assessment of transgender and gender-nonconforming Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area shows a community facing the effects of discrimination in housing, safety, and other areas.

By Cynthia Laird | November 17, 2020

The Castro Christmas tree will go up this year but there won't be the usual lighting ceremony due to the pandemic.


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