LGBTQ

“Gay Passover,” a fun Haggadah, includes some cocktail recipes. <ins>(Courtesy Saul Sugarman)</ins>

A Passover journey toward something different

It was nice to see my family, and I look forward to reconnecting with friends

 

Filmmaker Madeleine Lim heads up the San Francisco-based Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, which is regrouping during the pandemic and remaining dedicated to creating and promoting works by underrepresented people. 
Courtesy Leilani Nisperos

Queer, trans women still seeking representation in media

By Kate Selig Bay City News Foundation Madeleine Lim launched the Queer…

  • Feb 15, 2021

 

The Board of Education debated the nomination of Seth Brenzel (left side, middle row) at a meeting on Feb. 9, 2021. (Examiner screenshot)

The Board of Education’s narrow definition of diversity is an embarrassment

By Catie Arbona and Gary McCoy While the San Francisco Board of…

 

City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s Office of Transgender Initiatives launches a comprehensive wellness campaign

Program to go beyond efforts to undo the discriminatory policies of the previous administration.

City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Leather pride and Pride flags fly above the SF Eagle bar before a groundbreaking ceremony for Eagle Plaza, a focal point of the new Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District, at 12th and Harrison streets in the South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes to vote on moving forward with landmark designation for SF Eagle bar

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that could…

Leather pride and Pride flags fly above the SF Eagle bar before a groundbreaking ceremony for Eagle Plaza, a focal point of the new Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District, at 12th and Harrison streets in the South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden reverses Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in military

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation President Joe Biden on Monday…

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Michael Pavone plays nine characters in Cinnabar Theater’s virtual production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”<ins> (Courtesy Cinnabar Theater)</ins>
Michael Pavone plays nine characters in Cinnabar Theater’s virtual production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”<ins> (Courtesy Cinnabar Theater)</ins>
Alvin Orloff collaborated with colorful San Francisco counterculture figure Bambi Lake in the recently reissued “The Unsinkable Bambi Lake.” <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Remembering counterculture legend Bambi Lake

Bookseller-writer Alvin Orloff had ‘loads of fun’ working on the performer’s tell-all memoir

Alvin Orloff collaborated with colorful San Francisco counterculture figure Bambi Lake in the recently reissued “The Unsinkable Bambi Lake.” <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Lyon-Martin home, located at 651 Duncan St, will become a historical landmark as it has been a refuge for lesbian activists in the LGBTQ+ movement for about 50 years. As supervisors unanimously passed on Oct. 20 for this home to be landmark, Friends of Lyon-Martin House was formed and have brought more than 150 people to sign a letter wishing for the house to become a landmark. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

A lesbian refuge becoming a historic city landmark

The Lyon-Martin home serves as a ‘symbol of strength and resilience’ for gay women

  • Nov 29, 2020
The Lyon-Martin home, located at 651 Duncan St, will become a historical landmark as it has been a refuge for lesbian activists in the LGBTQ+ movement for about 50 years. As supervisors unanimously passed on Oct. 20 for this home to be landmark, Friends of Lyon-Martin House was formed and have brought more than 150 people to sign a letter wishing for the house to become a landmark. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
An exhibition about rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker remains on view at the recently reopened the GLBT Historical Society Museum in The Castro. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Castro museum reopens its door to LGBTQ history

GLBT Historical Society archives remain closed, but public is welcome back

An exhibition about rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker remains on view at the recently reopened the GLBT Historical Society Museum in The Castro. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A new law strives to eliminate discrimination surrounding sentencing related to California’s sex offender registry that has harmed LGBTQ+ youth. (Courtesy photo)

Inching toward equality for LGBTQ+

Reactions to SB 145 are marred with personal biases and fear mongering

A new law strives to eliminate discrimination surrounding sentencing related to California’s sex offender registry that has harmed LGBTQ+ youth. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Jane Kim is working with community activists and preservationists to help the Gangway,  San Francisco's oldest gay bar, relocate and preserve its history. (Examiner file photo)

Effort underway to save San Francisco’s oldest gay bar

San Francisco's oldest gay bar may be saved and relocated using a…

Supervisor Jane Kim is working with community activists and preservationists to help the Gangway,  San Francisco's oldest gay bar, relocate and preserve its history. (Examiner file photo)
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMembers of the LGBT community and its supporters gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to hold a die-in and bring attention to the violence that affects them.

Activists rally at City Hall to protest violence against transgender people

When Taja DeJesus' body was found on the steps of a building…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMembers of the LGBT community and its supporters gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to hold a die-in and bring attention to the violence that affects them.
Supervisor David Campos

New SF law would require developer disclosure of housing discrimination track record

Residential builders and developers doing business in San Francisco may soon have…

Supervisor David Campos
Courtesy Don LabitStanford student Jason Galisatus inspired county supervisors to start a commission focusing on needs of the LGBTQ community.

San Mateo County starts LGBTQ commission

San Mateo County's new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Commission will…

Courtesy Don LabitStanford student Jason Galisatus inspired county supervisors to start a commission focusing on needs of the LGBTQ community.