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On June 26th, 2015 when gay marriage was legalized in the United States I was camping with my good friend Andrea and her wife, Sam. When we found out the news we were elated! Andrea and her wife had just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary a few months before and now their marriage was[…]

25 Years of AIDS Activism

25 Years of AIDS Activism

ACT UP FOUGHT BACK: 25th ANNIVERSARY OF SIXTH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO – AIDS activists review the battle against HIV/AIDS: What was achieved? What was not? A weekend of remembrance and analysis. 25 Years of AIDS Activism   San Francisco — The weekend of June 19–21, 2015, will bring an exceptional gathering of veterans of AIDS[…]

Day of Silence 2015

Day of Silence – GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Day of Silence 2015 History Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the[…]

International Transgender Day of Visibility TDoV

International Transgender Day of Visibility – TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for[…]


Mariela Castro Espín Meets with San Francisco LGBT Community

A Conversation with Mariela Castro: Same–Sex Marriage, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT Rights in Cuba SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 18, 2012 – LGBT human rights activist, Mariela Castro Espín, daughter of current President Raul Castro and the niece of former President Fidel Castro, will meet with activists, leaders and other members of the San Francisco LGBT community at[…]


GLSEN’s Day of Silence

Students from across the country and the world will be joining forces on April 20, 2012 for the 26th annual Day of Silence. What started as an activity by a few dedicated college students in 1996, this day has become the largest student-led day of action in the nation! The Day of Silence (DOS) is[…]


Queer Leadership Podcast Series LAUNCH!

A Podcast Series for the    LGBTQI/SGL Communities We’ve launched!! Welcome to the first of many interviews with leaders doing world-changing work around the globe. Meet influencers, trend-setters and visionaries in business, politics, the arts, medicine, academia, grassroots activism and more, who also openly identify with their LGBTQI/same-gender-loving communities. LEYLA FARAH Author of “Black, Gifted and[…]

Leather and Kink Outreach

We had the chance to chat with STOP AIDS Leather Network Coordinator – Jorge Vieto Jr. Jorge is an active member of the S.F leather community as a Titleholder (S.F Leather Daddy’s boy XXII) and currently serves as a fraternal member for The 15 Association in San Francisco. Let’s start at the beginning- the name[…]

GLBT History Museum Now Open!

GLBT History Museum Now Open!

The GLBT History Museum is now open at 4127 18th Street (between Castro and Collingwood). This longtime dream marks the 25th anniversary of The Society. This museum is one of only two LGBT museums in the world and the only one in the U.S. The museum features two debut exhibitions: In the main gallery, “Our Vast Queer[…]

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sister Barbi Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence I asked Rich Tramontozzi of the Bears of San Francisco to describe Sister Barbi – “Tireless, hard-working, inspiring, and fabulous! All the qualities of Mother Theresa, Moses, and more – but much sexier and no burning bush!” Recently, I dragged poor Sister Barbi to the docks for our little get together. […]