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Milk plaza redesign clears first hurdle

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Dec 17, 2018
The proposal to redesign a plaza dedicated to the late gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk in San Francisco's gay Castro district cleared its first hurdle Monday after proponents of the plan jettisoned an amphitheater that had been met with much derision.

LGBTQ history exhibit planned for Oakland museum

By Cynthia Laird | Friday Dec 14, 2018
The Oakland Museum of California announces ambitious LGBTQ exhibition for April.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Newsom hires gay gubernatorial spokesmen

By Matthew S. Bajko | Friday Dec 14, 2018
California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom adds more LGBT leaders to his gubernatorial team, naming two gay men as his top spokespeople.

Harvey Milk Plaza redesign scraps cantilevered seating area

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Dec 13, 2018
Proponents of the overhaul for Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's gay Castro district have scrapped plans for a cantilevered seating area above the subway entrance and are now proposing a see-through canopy structure.

Connie Champagne - celebrated chanteuse's new Judy Garland holiday show

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
It's been a while, and it may be a while longer before Connie Champagne returns, but her subtle, witty and endearing portrayal of Judy Garland takes place to Oasis on December 15.

Running up that hill in 2019

By Juanita MORE! | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
2018 was a rough year for almost everyone I know, even if there were hopeful moments sprinkled along the way. You might have noticed that we had an overwhelming number of success stories, too.

Activists plan alternative to AIDS 2020

By Liz Highleyman | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
Global HIV advocates plan to hold an alternative meeting in Mexico City to coincide with the International AIDS Conference in July 2020, as organizers of that confab decline to move it out of the Bay Area.

Gay trailblazer leaves office: Worthington seeks new job

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
After 22 years in elected office, Kriss Worthington is back to being a civilian and looking to rejoin the workforce.

Frida Kahlo Way unveiled at City College

By Alex Madison | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
Queer students at City College of San Francisco will now see themselves represented in the community college's address. The official unveiling of Frida Kahlo Way was held at the Diego Rivera Theatre on the college's Ocean Campus December 7.

Gay trailblazer leaves office: Yeager eyes Senate run

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
In his 1999 book about the first LGBT people elected to public office in the U.S., Ken Yeager noted that being a politician was "an occupation where the words 'heterosexuals only' might as well be stamped in big letters."

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