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James Coleman, who is of Taiwanese descent, is a student at Harvard University with a concentration in human developmental and regenerative biology with government and a researcher of neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Morgan McCarthy)

South San Francisco’s youngest and first openly LGBTQ+ candidate for city council

Paul Kelly, Contributing Staff October 1, 2020

The official city council campaign launch of 21-year-old James Coleman held the welcome surprise of being both soundtracked by John Lennon’s anthem “Power to the People” and being populated and voiced...

Jesus Vasquez and Sol Munoz sell handmade jewelry and pieces at the 9th annual
Two-Spirit Pow Wow at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, Calif., on
Saturday, February 8, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Golden Gate Xpress)

LGBTQ+ communities represented in Two-Spirit powwow

Emily Cardenas, Staff reporter February 12, 2020

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...

LGBTQ+ homeless youth struggle to get social services

Wilson Gomez November 12, 2019

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...

Richelle Slota, Mental Health Board of San Francisco, (left) with Minister Marvin White of Glide

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

Corey Browning September 3, 2019

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...

LGBTQ Scholars of Color seek equal representation

LGBTQ Scholars of Color seek equal representation

Dimitri Bailey April 16, 2019

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...

A visual communication major student Mike Hampton writes a message duing the opening reception of A People's Museum of LGBTQ History at SF State on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Exhibit explores LGBTQ community

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...

More LGBTQ+ visibility can lower stigmas

Lea Fabro December 6, 2017

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...

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

MJ Ongoy December 17, 2016

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

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...

What Trump’s administration could mean for the LGBTQ community

Victor Verdugo November 30, 2016

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...

Erik Boyd, a SF State graduate student of Sexuality Studies talks with students and
faculty about the campus climate for LBGTQ students during the LGBTQ Campus Climate event in J. Paul Leonard Library room 121 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Kin Lee/Xpress)

Research fuels evaluation of campus climate for LGBTQ+ students

Victor Verdugo November 2, 2016

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...

Graphic by Jesselyn Los Banos

LGBT History Month forgets own history

Jordan Vail October 21, 2016

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,...

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