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LGBTQ+ communities represented in Two-Spirit powwow

LGBTQ+ communities represented in Two-Spirit powwow

Emily Cardenas, Staff reporter
February 12, 2020
Filed under City

Jingles from dancers’ regalia resonate around the crowd. Their beaded clothing makes a distinct noise as each performer moves. Colorful beads move in time with the music, twisting and turning with each step made. Songs are sung in Native tongues as the dancers prance and twist their bodies in cerem...

LGBTQ+ homeless youth struggle to get social services

Wilson Gomez
November 12, 2019
Filed under City, News

A block from the Twitter and Uber headquarters, five LGBTQ+ homeless youth recounted their experiences being homeless in San Francisco. Each had moved to the city to find a more accepting place than where they’d left behind — to discover who they were, or to access medical services for transiti...

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

Corey Browning
September 3, 2019
Filed under City, Latest, Life, News

Chief of Police William Scott delivered a historic apology Aug. 26 to the city’s LGBTQ+ community on behalf of the San Francisco Police Department. “We are here tonight to reflect and to apologize for our past actions against the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledge the harm that has been done that still lingers to this day,” Scott said while addressing a small crowd inside the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in the Tenderloin. The meeting took place on the 53rd anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria riot of 1966. Activists hope it’s the first of many listening sessions he...

LGBTQ Scholars of Color seek equal representation

LGBTQ Scholars of Color seek equal representation

Dimitri Bailey
April 16, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network hosted its third biennial conference at SF State to discuss LGBTQ people of color in the academic sphere. The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network is a New York-based team of students and graduates advocating for queer rights and representation in the academic world....

Exhibit explores LGBTQ community

Exhibit explores LGBTQ community

Jacqueline Pinedo and Jessica De La Torre
February 21, 2018
Filed under Life

SF State’s design space is exhibiting an interactive installation where members of the LGBTQ community are featured through hand-drawn portraits in an effort to emphasize the dynamic history of the queer community through mid-March. The project, A People’s Museum of LGBTQ History, was inspired ...

More LGBTQ+ visibility can lower stigmas

Lea Fabro
December 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

From the legalization of same sex marriage to the inception of all-gender public restrooms, this nation has made some remarkable progress when it comes to accepting and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals as members of society. However, it’s undeniable that Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, from his...

Brave: Safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community at SF State

MJ Ongoy
December 17, 2016
Filed under Life, Multimedia

SF State students share their coming out stories and explore the importance of "safe zones" for the LGBTQ+ community. https://youtu.be/_cZ0afoo5cA

SF State’s library hosts post-election LGBTQ+ community discussion

Michelle Nunez
December 16, 2016
Filed under Life

This past Wednesday, SF State’s Paul J. Leonard library housed a discussion regarding the current state of health and welfare within the LGBTQ+ community. Mickey Eliason, assistant dean of Faculty Development & Scholarship at the College of Health and Social Sciences coordinated the discussion,...

What Trump’s administration could mean for the LGBTQ community

Victor Verdugo
November 30, 2016
Filed under Life

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Dani Alvarez admitted to feeling fear stepping out of the house in clothes that would be stereotypically be considered feminine. Alvarez, a biology major, identifies as gender nonconforming and while sometimes they dress more masculine, there are times...

Research fuels evaluation of campus climate for LGBTQ+ students

Research fuels evaluation of campus climate for LGBTQ+ students

Victor Verdugo
November 2, 2016
Filed under News

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story had misspellings of the names "Darius Bost" and "Colleen Hoff." Additionally, the acronym "CREGS" was missing an "S" at the end.  Students, staff and faculty will submit a letter to SF State administration addressing concerns about the campus climate toward...

LGBT History Month forgets own history

LGBT History Month forgets own history

Jordan Vail
October 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When you visit the LGBT History Month’s website, you’re presented with a list of 31 famous members of the community, one for each day of the month. These icons, as they’re referred to on the website, are selected based on their success in their career, their status as a celebrity or political f...

LGBTQ+ filmmakers screen documentary for National Coming Out Day

LGBTQ+ filmmakers screen documentary for National Coming Out Day

Kelsey Matzen
October 19, 2016
Filed under Life

When beginning their documentary, S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons decided on the title first — a title meant to represent outrunning bigotry and running forward into progress. “Out Run” was the result five years later, with the goal to inspire and unite the LGBTQ+ community. The documentary was ...

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