Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: LGBT

Trans women from the migrant caravan need SF sponsors

Transgender and other LGBTQ people who joined the migrant caravan to the US border seeking asylum are having a hard time finding sponsors to live with in the United...

Fearless artist Keith Haring’s sister tells his tale, for all ages

LIT World AIDS Day, marked every December 1, is usually a solemn occasion, a reminder of how far we still have to go to end the global crisis. But...

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone were a terrible human tragedy. The murder of the first openly gay elected official in the United States stunned the emerging...

The reality about Nancy Pelosi …

When Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House in 2007, Washington news media started calling me. The right wing was going nuts; Pelosi, they said, was going to bring...

Who’s endorsing whom on SF’s ballot?

Update:We've added endorsements from SF Affordable Housing Alliance, SF Berniecrats and SF Republican Party. Sharp-eyed election observer Sharky Laguana put together a handy Google Doc comparing several major local organizations' endorsements...

Josephine Zhao hasn’t really dropped out

Josephine Zhao has dropped out of the School Board race. She has stopped campaigning, she says, and has not raised any money in the past month. She has been widely...

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

The Chamber of Commerce, the cops, and some big tech companies are attacking Prop. C, which would tax a small number of companies to pay for housing homeless people....

Drag queens fight for their home after Ellis Act eviction notice

Three longtime drag queens—including an Empress of the charitable Imperial Court of San Francisco—and two housemates received an Ellis Act notice to vacate their Castro home—but they are fighting...

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Calvin Welch has been a dedicated housing activist and progressive leader for decades, but we have consistently disagreed with him about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and about what is...

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

Editor’s note: Progressives who supported Mark Leno or Sup. Jane Kim are looking at the results of the election and trying to figure out what happened and what can...