How U.S. fundies fuel gay hate in Africa


God Loves Uganda is a feature-length documentary about the influence of U.S.-based evangelical Christian missionaries who whip up anti-gay fervor in Africa. Uganda’s parliament is still considering a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill that, even though the death penalty has been removed from it, would be one of the most punitive anti-gay measures in the world. The […]

AASK: ‘Queering’ Adoption for 40 years


Oakland adoption agency Adopt A Special Kid (AASK) was among the first in the USA to encourage LGBT, single, lower-income and older adults to adopt children. Founded in 1973, it was also the first to focus on special needs kids, including sets of siblings, older children, and queer youth neglected in foster care.  Dennis Hanley […]

‘Hate Speech’ – for piano & cellphones


New York pianist, activist and “modern music evangelist” Adam Tendler’s composition “Hate Speech,” for piano + audience cellphones, has its West Coast premiere Saturday. It’s a protest piece dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, with whispered words culled from a Tea Party politician’s Facebook page. Adam Tendler performs “Hate Speech” and other pieces Saturday […]

Queer & homeless — not mostly ‘youth’

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Nearly 30% of San Francisco’s homeless children and adults are LGBT. That’s about double the homeless percentage of the city’s general population, according to the city’s latest survey. San Francisco holds its first-ever LGBTQ Connect, a targeted version of its Project Homeless Connect events that help low-income people find housing and a wide range of […]

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