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Revelers dance in the 47th annual San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 25, 2017 (Mira Laing / Special to S.F. Examiner).

SF Pride parade fills downtown with color, resistance

Thousands donned their most colorful outfits and watched as demonstrators, revelers and…

 

San Francisco Health Commissioner Cecilia Chung speaks at the launch of an API Wellness campaign for expanded health care services in the Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday, October 11, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bus-shelter campaign pushes health care for low-income SF residents

A San Francisco-based community health center has launched a bus-shelter campaign to…

 

Supervisor Wiener’s actions speak louder than words

"Standing up against anti-LGBT hate laws.” The headline caught my attention. We’re…

 

Reporting with a new language

Reporting with a new language

Reporters are accustomed to asking those they interview to spell their name,…

Reporting with a new language
Efrain Sizemore, center, marches down Market Street during the 46th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco on June 26, 2016. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Standing up against anti-LGBT hate laws

Earlier this year, we began to see laws passed in states like…

Efrain Sizemore, center, marches down Market Street during the 46th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco on June 26, 2016. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Iconic SF gay bar facing steep rent hike is sold to a collective

The Stud Bar, a 50-year-old gay bar in San Francisco's South of…

A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
See if you can spot Broke-Ass Stuart in the crowd during S.F. Pride last weekend. (Courtesy Ashkon Davaran)

San Francisco Pride never ceases to amaze

This was the first year in more than a decade where somebody…

See if you can spot Broke-Ass Stuart in the crowd during S.F. Pride last weekend. (Courtesy Ashkon Davaran)
Emmaunel Morancy (Photo courtesy SFPD)

Man arrested for alleged hate crime during SF Pride

A 50-year-old man was arrested for assaulting and threatening to kill a…

Emmaunel Morancy (Photo courtesy SFPD)

Judge blocks part of Mississippi LGBT marriage law

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot…

People silently walk holding pictures of the victims of the Orlando shooting during the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Pride honors Orlando as Latino LGBT marchers recall homophobic violence

Efrain Vazquez, 47, stood amid a crowd of blue-clad marchers, waiting. It…

People silently walk holding pictures of the victims of the Orlando shooting during the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on Orlando

The tragedy earlier this month in Orlando was not an outlier, not…

A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Photo by Natasha Dangond/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Complete SF Pride 2016 coverage

Theresa Sparks to serve as Mayor Lee’s senior transgender adviser Theresa Sparks…

(Photo by Natasha Dangond/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The United States and its gun problem

The United States has a gun problem. Will the mass shooting in…

Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
People square dance at the Pride Initiative celebration in San Mateo on June 4. (Courtesy County of San Mateo)

LGBTQ Commission speaks for underrepresented community

When a transgender woman visiting San Mateo County from the Philippines found…

People square dance at the Pride Initiative celebration in San Mateo on June 4. (Courtesy County of San Mateo)
Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

No such thing as strangers

People streamed into the Castro from every possible direction. It was as…

Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco police officer walks down Market Street wearing a rainbow-colored sash while patrolling the Pride Parade. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Police to beef up security for SF Pride parade in wake of mass shooting

Officials plan to beef up law enforcement presence at San Francisco’s 46th…

A San Francisco police officer walks down Market Street wearing a rainbow-colored sash while patrolling the Pride Parade. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

LGBT Latinos forgotten in Orlando vigil planning; Democrats pull desperate move

Fifty people are dead following the country’s bloodiest shooting. On Sunday, San…

A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The attack is the worst mass shooting in American history. (Orlando Police Department via AP)

Florida nightclub shooter pledged allegiance to Islamic State

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the man who killed 50 people…

This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The attack is the worst mass shooting in American history. (Orlando Police Department via AP)

Mayor Lee expresses sorrow for ‘evil act of terror’ against LGBT victims

Mayor Ed Lee on Sunday morning offered condolences and expressed his sorrow…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s LGBT community extends support to shooting victims in Orlando

In the wake of a mass shooting at a prominent gay club…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)