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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 Matthew S. Bajko | January 19, 2022

Captain Christopher Del Gandio has made history as the first out gay man to make that rank with the San Francisco Police Department. He is also currently the highest-ranking out LGBTQ police officer in the department.


By Cynthia Laird | January 19, 2022

The California State Historical Resources Commission will hold a virtual meeting Friday, January 21, at 9 a.m. to consider several nominations for federal historical designation and one for state designation.

By Adriana Roberts | January 19, 2022

As a 30-year resident of San Francisco — who is also a transgender woman — I was elated when I first saw, in 2017, that the city had designated an official and legally-recognized Transgender District, centered at Turk and Taylor streets.


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