Disdain of San Franciscans' disdain of all things Midwestern has become nearly as clichéd as the original sin. And, yet, there's always a touch of schadenfreude anticipating city residents' chagrin whenever legitimately good news emanates from the Midwest indicating its denizens have out-progressiv ... More >>
They are a rare species, these gay Iowans who have moved out to the Golden State, the perfect journalistic formula to comment on today's news of the Iowa Supreme Court approving gay marriage while its California colleagues mull this same issue. But we put on our intrepid reporter cap and found two s ... More >>
Civic Center Plaza, 6:58 a.m. By 7 a.m., the anti-homosexual zealots were roaring, the police were telling the guy with the Sodomy-Will-Destroy-America message mounted on his Japanese-made truck to move along, and the gay and lesbian chorus with the pink-haired director (quite good!) were warming u ... More >>
Peter JamisonMinister Chauncey Killens thinks gay marriage should be illegal."I don't know any white gay man who sat on the back of the bus." So spoke Chauncey Killens, a black Pentecostal minister from Salinas, as he stood on San Francisco's Civic Center mall yesterday. Like hundreds around him, ... More >>
Since Proposition 8 passed, Marriage Equality USA, an Oakland-based non-profit, has been surveying people online and around California about the effects of the initiative's campaign on their lives. Today, MEUSA published a report entitled, "Prop 8 Hurt My Family -- Ask me How," w ... More >>
Lawyers and executives this week announced the formation of Here Media, an "LGBT media powerhouse" formed through a merger of several companies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers. While the resulting entity isn't exactly Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, it does represent ... More >>
Prop. 8 divides Mormon family during the holidays.
By Lauren SmileyThe San Francisco city attorney filed an amended petition (note: PDF file) challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8 in the state Supreme Court Wednesday, adding seven same-sex married couples and 11 more cities and counties as parties. The amended filing also argues that Prop. 8 ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley Usually SF Weekly lets its stories speak for themselves, yet the op-ed in the Guardian attacking my "Border Crossers" cover story last week -- comparing me to Jerry Springer and the Weekly to the National Enquirer -- calls for a response. My story took a critical yet sensitive loo ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley The opposition to Prop. 8 is trying a new, less divisive approach to tilt public opinion in favor of gays, and, by extension, gay marriage. Two gay men in West Hollywood conceived the Day Without a Gay, slated for December 10 to coincide with International Human Rights Day. With t ... More >>
History's Answer: Yes By Peter Jamison Since Californians voted to enshrine discrimination against gay couples in their state constitution on Nov. 4, the varied strains of lamentation from San Francisco's chattering classes have risen to a choral swell. The success of Proposition 8, which banned s ... More >>
Long rap sheet? No problem. Transgender Latina hookers in S.F. are successfully fighting deportation by asking for asylum.
By Benjamin Wachs Although it’s easy to get lost in the fact that California voters recently decided to put discrimination in the state constitution, a little perspective is in order: gay couples in California still have (almost) full equality under the law, with provisions for civil unions, ado ... More >>
Say what?!! Theatre Rhinoceros (a.k.a. the "oldest queer theater in America") is so disappointed in the way California voted on Prop. 8 that its mainstage is seceding from the state. And you're all invited to the freebie secession party tomorrow night. Executive Director John Fisher writes: For thi ... More >>
By Ashley Harrell The California Supreme Court's reentry into the Prop 8 war satisfied almost everybody. Yes on 8 and its supporters figure that the three new court cases, which challenge the legality of a same-sex marriage amendment to the state constitution, don't stand a chance. No on 8 and it s ... More >>
Gay marriage has been very, very good to Dennis Herrera.
Oh, the irony of it all: When it comes to his views on same-sex marriage, the first black man elected president in the U.S. uses the same principle employed in the past by whites to justify segregation in this country. Barack Obama opposes gay marriage, but he supports civil unions. Separate but ... More >>
Portrait of the artist as a young man (and his lover as an old one) in Chris & Don.
Was it Gavin? Sourdough bread? We round up the suspects.
Gay marriage is new. Gay divorce isn't.