Ohio Senator Candice Keller is in hot water again after blaming the recent mass shooting in Dayton on, among other things, gay marriage.
In Washington State, Representative Laurie Jenkins is preparing to be sworn in as speaker of the house. She is the first woman and first out lesbian to serve in that role.
Locally, the Oakland LGBT Center received a $100,000 grant from the City of Oakland to support LGBTQ programming.
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(Photo: Washington State Representative Laurie Jenkins - LAJCampaign, Wikimedia Commons [CC BY 2.0])
A 41-year-old female Russian LGBTQ activist was found stabbed to death in front of her home last week. She had been listed on a website advocating for the hunting and torture of LGBTQ people.
In gay-friendly St. Petersburg, Florida, a candidate for mayor said that he believes homosexuality is a choice.
Locally, the San Francisco International Airport celebrated the opening of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, the first airport terminal in the world named after an LGBT icon.
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(Photo: Harvey Milk Terminal - Gregory Varnum, Own work [CC BY-SA 4.0])
Russian authorities exercised their 2013 LGBT propaganda law to take away two adopted children from a same-sex couple and activists are worried that this practice will expand.
Here in the United States, a new Zillow study shows that home values in gay-centric neighborhoods sell for more than 200% higher than the median price of homes in the surrounding areas. The study included data showing Guerneville as having one of the highest ratios of same-sex couples in California.
Napa Valley College will be hosting a national LGBT for Law Enforcement conference with the goal of strengthening law enforcement’s relationship with the LGBT community.
(Photo courtesy of Zillow)
The new viral social media app that allows users to change a picture of their face to either age or be younger has raised concerns of some LGBTQ people about privacy after learning the app has strong ties to Russia.
Here in California the Department of Justice released hate crime data from 2018 that shows a slight decrease in report hate crimes against LGBTQ people after two years of increases.
Another popular steak-house restaurant in the Castro neighborhood is closing its doors after 12 years of business.
(Photo: Eureka Restaurant & Lounge in San Francisco, CA – via Google Street View)
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