Fil-Am becomes highest-ranking openly gay elected official in San Mateo County

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Three years ago, he won in his first political candidacy for the Harbor Commission tasked with setting policy for the county’s two public harbors Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco and Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. Last week he was selected by his four peers to lead them as president.”Right now, I […]

Sandra Bernhard Keeps It Fresh

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Jewish Lesbian comedienne Sandra Bernhard returns to San Francisco tonight for a two-night engagement (May16-17) at Bimbo’s 365 Club. Sandra Bernhard has come a long way from a young comedienne bursting with talent at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles in the 70s. And, her journey has been loud, upfront, in your face, witty, musical, theatrical, […]

Will San Francisco name airport Harvey Milk?

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“Boarding for Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport….”  David Campos, an openly gay Latino member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors,  introduced legislation yesterday to make naming the city’s airport after Milk possible. The supervisor sees the likelihood of U.S. Supreme Court rulings later this year on cases getting at “the core of whether […]

San Francisco Plans to Provide Transgender Surgeries

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San Francisco is preparing to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. The city’s Health Commission voted Tuesday to create a comprehensive program for treating transgender people experiencing mental distress because of the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identities. The vote […]

Israel Gay Youth delegation

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March 2011 — A Wider Bridge presented a panel discussion with four Israeli LGBT teens from the organization Israel Gay Youth (IGY). Speaking in front of an audience at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, they each spoke eloquently about their lives, their personal coming out stories and their desire and commitment to make Israel a better place […]