Scroll To Top

san francisco

Oregon mayoral candidate was involved in 1984 gay bashing but says he's changed

Douglas Barr, a candidate for mayor of Eugene, says he's educated himself and changed since participating in what prosecutors called a night of "homophobic rage" that resulted in an activist's death.

Kamala Harris marks 20 years since first officiating same-sex marriages and reunites with gay couple she wed

On Valentine’s Day weekend in 2004, the vice president first performed same-sex marriages as San Francisco district attorney. The Advocate spoke exclusively to a gay couple she married.

San Francisco man convicted of poisoning, raping, and murdering young man adopted by gay couple

Twenty-three-year-old George Randall-Saldivar’s body was stuffed in a suitcase while he was still alive and dumped in the San Francisco Bay by Gerald Rowe and Angel Anderson, prosecutors say.

LGBTQ+ group pulls Biden endorsement over 'perilous' handling of Israel-Hamas war

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club in San Francisco has rescinded its endorsement of President Joe Biden for the March primary.

San Francisco’s Transgender Income Assistance Program Faces Legal Challenge

A lawsuit targeting initiatives for transgender individuals and other groups puts a spotlight on inclusivity and anti-discrimination in public policy.

Transgender San Francisco Sex Worker Claims Self-Defense in Killing

Leniyah Butler allegedly confessed to killing the man who refused to pay after she revealed her gender identity – prosecutors say she just didn't want to walk home in the cold.

Remembering the Height of AIDS Through a Young Person's Eyes in New Art Exhibit

Julien Tomasello's "The Secrets of Summer" is on view at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Strut center.

Nancy Pelosi's Possible House Successor Places His Gay Identity Front and Center

Calif. Sen. Scott Wiener, one of our Advocates of the Year, is a worthy heir to both Pelosi and another San Francisco icon, Harvey Milk.

60 Burly Pics from Bearrison Street Fair 2022

Here's everything you need to know to attend Bearrison Street Fair 2023 and relive last year's fair.

Dianne Feinstein: An LGBTQ+ Rights Champion

Feinstein was slow to embrace marriage equality but eventually did, and she supported the community in other ways.

From AIDS to Assassinations, Sen. Feinstein Was Always There for Us

David Mixner, Dianne Feinstein's friend and colleague for over 40 years, shares thoughts about her strength of character.

19 Sizzling Photos from Folsom Street Fair 2022 by Gooch

This year marks the celebration's 40th anniversary.

California Becomes First State to Declare Transgender History Month

It will be observed in August, beginning next year.

Meet Gay Bob, the Out and Proud Anatomically Correct Disco-Era Doll

Unlike Barbie's Ken, this doll is packing – and we have the pic to prove it.

Tony Bennett, Legendary Jazz Singer, Dead at 96

Bennett died two weeks shy of his birthday.

Google Distances From Drag Show Amid Employee Complaints — But the Show Goes On

Some Google workers had contended that a show featuring drag performer Peaches Christ was an insult to Christians.

Nazi Symbol for Gays, Now Reclaimed, Towers Over San Francisco

The pink triangle is the biggest ever displayed over the City by the Bay.

Frameline Directors Talk the World's Longest-Running LGBTQ Film Festival

The San Francisco-based festival is a staple of Pride month and a hub for queer cinema.

Hate Crime in the Castro? Arrest Made After Alleged SF Attack

Police have asked for pretrial detention due to the 20-year-old man's alleged threat to the public.