In 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco’s gay community, Metropolitan Community Church pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants’ pain before it was legal. He did this in church, right...

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According to author and academic Kathryn Bond Stockton, “gender is queer for everyone.”  She doesn’t mean “queer” only in the LGBTQIA+ sense — she means the dictionary definition: strange.  “Gender is strange,” she writes,” even...

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Big Freedia is famous for her New Orleans bounce music and twerking; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known. She’s on tour this month promoting her new EP, BDE — Big Diva...

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Out in the Bay proudly features a new queer podcast this week: Stereotypes – Straight talk from Queer voices. On the pilot episode, “Still Coming Out,” producer and host Christopher Beale brings us two beautifully...

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Writer Lauren Hough grew up in the infamous Christian free-love and -sex cult The Children of God, later called The Family. Her father had joined the cult around 1970 to evade the Vietnam War draft....

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The first-ever openly gay Supreme Court of California justice, Martin Jenkins, is not only the first openly LGBTQ justice on the high court, he’s also only the third Black man ever to serve on it....

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