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Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

Reported SF hate crimes against AAPIs, LGBTQs were up in 2021

Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate crimes were up 567% in 2021 — a dramatic spike. LGBTQs were the next most-targeted group, with a 50% rise over 2020 numbers.

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By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Ken Jones, who died last year, was a Black man who was key to the desegregation of LGBTQ activism. His caregiver has raised almost $4,000 out of a $15,000 goal to install a bench dedicated to him at the AIDS grove in Golden Gate Park.

By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2022

Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.


By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Nine state LGBTQ rights organizations announced a new coalition aimed at getting civil rights protections enshrined in federal law in a bipartisan fashion before the midterm elections.

By John Ferrannini | January 24, 2022

A court hearing in a lawsuit alleging that the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on protesters in Union Square comes as Mayor London Breed and a number of city supervisors spar on whether to expand the use of surveillance technology.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 21, 2022

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department has assigned its first out gay captain to oversee its Community Engagement Division.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.

By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.


By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Accessing hormone therapy to affirm gender identity as a transgender teen could mean better mental health in the long run than for those who wait until adulthood or never receive treatment, according to a new Stanford University study.

By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2022

Another Planet Entertainment will be expanding Castro Theatre programming to include live music, comedy, and community events after a renovation project that will start later this year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 17, 2022

The two leading candidates for San Francisco's open Assembly seat are sparring over who would be the stronger advocate for a universal health care bill being considered in Sacramento.

By John Ferrannini | January 14, 2022

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a gay San Francisco man who was allegedly beaten by police during an altercation in the Castro last year.


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