Former U.S. Navy Petty Officer Joseph Rocha never wanted his sexuality to interfere with his military career, so he didn’t consider “don’t ask, don’t tell” to be an issue for him. And he never imagined he would one day become an activist crusading against the policy. Read More
Almost two decades after the military policy that bans homosexuals from openly serving in the armed forces went into effect, “don’t ask, don’t tell” become a thing of the past today.The 18-year ban on openly gay troops was officially repealed at midnight. The change was set in motion in December, when President Barack Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, which he said would enhance the quality of the military. Read More
Since it was first raised in 1997, the giant rainbow flag in the Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza has flown at half-staff only five times despite a steady stream of requests. But on Sunday, it will be lowered for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More
To Pam Quiton, the opportunity to live in LGBT-friendly low-income senior housing would be “heaven.”The 55-year-old lesbian said she would leave her one-room Mission district home in a heartbeat if such a place existed. Quiton has rheumatoid arthritis and lives in a neighborhood where she has been robbed and regularly hears death threats outside her windows. Read More
Searching for “supergays” is not easy, but a San Francisco couple is taking on the task.
Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang, who have been together for three years, recently embarked on a 12-month journey to find supergays — a term they coined to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women who are breaking stereotypes not necessarily in a civil-rights fashion, but in a way that inspires those around them. Read More
A ballot measure has been proposed for 2012 that would legalize same-sex marriage in California, but it could face some surprising opposition — same-sex marriage advocates.
A group led by two recent college graduates, who say they are associated with no religion nor any LGBT groups, have proposed the Civil Marriage Act of California to the Attorney General’s Office. They are still awaiting a title and summary, then will begin collecting signatures. Read More
An attorney for SF Pride successfully compelled a YouTube user on Thursday to disassociate the shooting of five people on Saturday with the annual LGBT event. Read More
PG&E's Kick-off Party Celebrates Pride: On Thursday at the Bently Reserve, comedian Sandra Bernhard appeared at a gathering to honor LGBT community leaders. The bash, presented by PG&E and hosted by Mark Rhoades, was a benefit for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
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A live slideshow will be available all weekend during the Pride celebration. Read More
When Amos Lim and his husband decided to adopt a baby, they never even considered leaving San Francisco, the city that defiantly allowed them to marry in an act of civil disobedience.
Their decision has been reinforced every time they’ve checked out a preschool for their daughter, and mentioned that they were a gay couple to make sure the school would be OK with that. Read More