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[…]


Trans Job Fair, Health Fair, and Forum!

Save the Date: Trans Job Fair, Health Fair, and Forum on May 23 at the Center! Register for free at: TEEI (Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative), SF LGBT Center, the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, and our community partners are proud to announce: Trans Job Fair, Health Fair, and Forum: Training Opportunities, Careers, Services for Transgender and[…]


Rainbow Toastmasters

Recently, I was invited to The SF Rainbow Toastmasters.  It  was a fun-filled evening as members presented and critiqued three speeches.  In addition, there was a round of table topics where members stand up and have 1-2 minutes to offer their best to response to impromptu topics. We sat down with Rainbow Toastmaster, Michael Platania[…]

SFUSD Board to Vote on Resolution Supporting LGBTQ Youth

from the SF LGBT Center On February 9th, the San Francisco Board of Education will vote on resolution #912-8A3 to strengthen San Francisco Unified School District’s commitment to promoting the mental and physical well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. As a community organization that works to empower local LGBTQ youth in schools[…]

Legal Hurdles for Alternative Family Relationships

Many LGBT people are estranged from their blood relatives, have no spouse, and rely on members of alternative families without the legal protections of blood relatives. Our laws that govern the rights and responsibilities of kinship are biased against alternative family relationships. The LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission invites the[…]