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Online Extra: Political Notes: Report shows states, feds falling short on LGBT data collection efforts

Online Extra: Political Notes: Report shows states, feds falling short on LGBT data collection efforts

A new report has chronicled how the vast majority of states and the federal government are falling short on LGBT data collection efforts.

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By Heather Cassell | September 18, 2019

San Francisco recently welcomed its latest gay diplomat.

By Roger Brigham | September 18, 2019

After months of seemingly nonstop clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, many Gay Games supporters are doubting the quadrennial event can be held in Hong Kong in 2022.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 18, 2019

The two leading candidates in San Francisco's heated contest for the District 5 supervisor seat both are vocal critics of the city's mass transit system and its less-than-stellar service in the Haight, Cole Valley, and Fillmore neighborhoods.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2019

The LGBT community in and around the Northern California city of Quincy is hosting its first Plumas Pride event this weekend.


By Belo Cipriani | September 18, 2019

Award-winning author and bisexual, blind writer Caitlin Hernandez grew up in the 1990s — a time when adaptive technology, such as electronic Braille notetakers, were in their infancy.

By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

Maria Cadenas, a lesbian single mother and nonprofit leader, has entered the 2020 race to succeed state Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who is termed out of his 17th Senate District seat along the Central Coast.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

LGBT employee resource groups have come a long way since their early days — it is believed that the first such ERG was formed in 1978 by workers at Hewlett Packard.

By Roger Brigham | September 11, 2019

Leaders of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, have long gotten soccer fans accustomed to their habit of repeatedly taking one step forward for progress, then one step off a 35-foot cliff.


By Cynthia Laird | September 11, 2019

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf met on Treasure Island last week to promote a friendly volunteer "Battle for the Bay" competition ahead of the Bay Cleanup Challenge, set for Saturday, September 21.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 11, 2019

I have always been intrigued by history. I love to look at how things came together over time, and how advances in knowledge, technology, and society — for both good and ill — helped to shape the world we live in today.


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