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Storyteller helps Oakland youth find ‘belonging’ :: Bay Area Reporter

Oakland culture and history lovers now have a new way to explore the city’s historic Swan’s Market with a new self-guided tour launched last month. The new free digital audio tour can be easily accessed online or while walking around the historic Oakland market using a smartphone app. The oral history of the market and …

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From Activists Protesting After Death of Trans Student to ‘World’s First Gay Imam’ in South Africa, This Week in Int’l LGBT News | World | news

Activists in Peru began protesting after the death of trans student Rodrigo Ventosilla, and the “world’s first gay imam” provides a safe place for LGBT people in South Africa. LGBT Activists In Peru Protest After Harvard Student’s Death Anger has been expressed over the murder of a trans-Harvard graduate student in police custody in Bali, …

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Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture :: Bay Area Reporter

Candidates running for even-numbered supervisor district seats this fall in San Francisco told the Bay Area Reporter they back myriad proposals to preserve and promote the city’s LGBTQ cultural heritage. Their ideas ran the gamut from landmarking LGBTQ historical sites to fiscally supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs and small business owners. It has been four years since …

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Virtual tour provides look at SF lesbian historic site :: Bay Area Reporter

As viewers use their mouse to scroll around a computer-generated reimagining of the living room of the home owned by the late lesbian pioneers Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, an audio clip plays of the couple recalling the genesis for the country’s first lesbian social organization that they helped to form in September 1955. The …

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SF supervisors OK expansion of leather history walk plaques :: Bay Area Reporter

The former offices for Drummer magazine and the LGBTQ newspaper the Sentinel at 285 Shipley Street would receive one. So, too, would the location of the early gay and lesbian rights organization the Society for Individual Rights, commonly known as SIR, at 83 Sixth Street. Another would be installed at 54 10th Street, once home …

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California becomes first sanctuary state for child exploitation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last week a bill that makes the state a “sanctuary” for gender-confused children who want to transition medically without the knowledge or consent of their parents. It is a monstrous law that undermines parental rights and puts at risk the mental and physical well-being of vulnerable children who …

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Colombia offers culture, history for visitors :: Bay Area Reporter

Colombia is an amazing country rich with art and culture, food, history, outdoor adventures, and beautiful sandy beaches. I learned this when I traveled to the country as a guest of award-winning sustainable LGBTQ travel company Out in Colombia and the country’s tourism bureau, ProColombia, right before the pandemic shut down most travel. Colombia has …

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A Transgender Mecca for Minors

commentary England’s publicly funded healthcare system, The National Health Service, recently made a big announcement: By spring of 2023, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust will shut down its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS). For the uninitiated, GIDS offers various services to children struggling with gender identity issues. The NHS announcement was long overdue. …

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