Tag Archive | San Francisco

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Scott De Buitléir writes from San Francisco about an LGBT history lesson worth cherishing. 

Listen: Beautiful Machines – Bridges

Listen: Beautiful Machines – Bridges

In our Saturday sound slot this week, we feature San Francisco-based cinematic synth pop/rock trio, Beautiful Machines, who recently dropped their sophomore release, Bridges. With vast sonic landscapes and transformative themes, Bridges builds on the band’s debut album, Disconnect : : Reconnect, and is packed with sweeping vocals, colossal instrumentation and deep thematic references that […]

LGBT Series From Dustin Lance Black Is Cast by ABC Studios

LGBT Series From Dustin Lance Black Is Cast by ABC Studios

When We Rise, a seven-episode ABC limited LGBT series, written by Dustin Lance Black, has now been cast, with Rachel Griffiths, Guy Pearce, and Mary-Louise Parker starring. Guy Pearce (LA Confidential) stars as Cleve Jones LGBT activist, Rachel Griffiths (Mammal, Six Feet Under) as Diane, a rights activist who is married to Mary-Louise (Angels in […]

HRC: Remembering Harvey Milk

HRC: Remembering Harvey Milk

By HRC’s Hayley Miller  LGBT hero Harvey Milk was assassinated 37 years ago today [yesterday 27 Nov].  In 1977, Milk made history when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor and became one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the country. He was assassinated less than a year later. Through our work everyday […]

US: Salt Lake City Officials To Name Street After Harvey Milk

US: Salt Lake City Officials To Name Street After Harvey Milk

Officials of Salt Lake City and LGBT leaders have been in talks which are aimed at naming a street in the state after Harvey Milk. The intended Boulevard would be at 900 South, in an area where civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks would also have streets named after them.

US: San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Percentage

US: San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Percentage

Gallop poll has released figures for the fifty largest metro areas where LGBT people live. The highest percentage of adults who identify as LGBT exists in the San Franscisco metropolitan area, coming in at 6.2%. According to Gallop’s Frank Newport and Gary J Gates: “The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the […]

U.S. Postal Service Releases Stamp in Honour of Harvey Milk

U.S. Postal Service Releases Stamp in Honour of Harvey Milk

The U.S. Postal Service has released a commemorative stamp in honour of the iconic American LGBT rights activist, Harvey Milk. The stamp art centers on a photo of Milk, taken by photographer Daniel Nicoletta, in front of Milk’s camera store in the Castro neighbourhood of San Francisco. The colors of the rainbow flag appear in a vertical strip […]