As costs of living continue to climb in San Francisco, many artists are finding the city to be an increasingly difficult place for them to live, work and create. Queer artist collective Feyboy recently moved to Oakland.
The “You Can Play” campaign encourages equality for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation. Many collegiate and professional teams have recorded videos in support of the program.
Traditionally a sport of cattle towns, rodeo is growing and opening up. Gay rodeo is a smaller, amateur version of the big-money professional rodeo circuit. This year, 12 states and Canada will host gay rodeos.
The county has beefed up its efforts to increase and encourage testing by offering free at-home HIV test kits and by refunding a county-funded health center in San Jose.
San Francisco has a nationwide reputation for being a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political and social hub. But farther south on the Peninsula, LGBT residents describe a less utopian experience.
San Franciscans and visitors turned out in droves to the city’s Civic Center for the annual pride parade. The festival comes just two days after New York voted to legalize gay marriage.
Stanford, like universities across the country, now allows boys and girls to be roommates in campus housing. The school has received positive feedback and few complaints, as participants feel safer and happier.