Tickets for this SF Live Arts Concert @ St. Cyprian’s “Quirky and smart, a poet with a guitar, SONiA is a master of crafting songs that make you simultaneously want to dance, sing and change the world.” –Georgia Voice, USA SONiA (Rutstein) disappear fear delivers powerful songs of passion and hope, that challenge injustice as … More Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with: SONiA disappear fear 6/10 @ 8 pm
These lyrics—part of a song titled “Rainbow Anthem”—were being belted out by a group of around 15 young queer people in a cramped room in the small coastal city of Mersin, Turkey. It is one of the last places you would expect to find Turkey’s first and only LGBTQ choir, but that choir is on … More Meet Turkey’s First—and Only—Queer Choir
The Rev. William Barber II announced last week that he will step down as president of the North Carolina NAACP and lead a new national initiative that aims to end poverty and begin what Barber calls “a national moral revival.” This new Poor People’s Campaign will pick up where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. … More The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back
If something is not counted, it is neither seen nor understood. For all intents and purposes, it does not exist. That’s why the Trump administration’s decision not to collect data on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans threatens these communities in ways that are both symbolic and practical. More.
A Church of England hospital chaplain has lost his claim that he was discriminated against when his licence to work was withdrawn after he married his same-sex partner, in a case that gay rights campaigners hoped would force the church to change its stance. Jeremy Pemberton was appealing against an earlier ruling that backed the … More Hospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal
What would our world be like if the AIDS crisis hadn’t decimated an entire generation of gay men? “Fathers” is a “sci-fic documentary” from activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera that imagines an alternate universe where AIDS never happened and queer heroes, artists and activists lived on. Herrera describes it as HBO’s “Looking” meets “Black Mirror” … More What Would The World Look Like If So Many Gay Men Hadn’t Died Of AIDS?
It’s time to stop pretending he’s going to change the Church on this issue. More
The National Catholic Review reports on the Vatican’s release of The Gift of the Priestly Vocation, “a detailed set of guidelines and norms for priestly formation” released yesterday. The document (PDF link here) addresses a number of topics, including: LGBTQ and the priesthood. It reaffirms an instruction approved by Benedict in 2005, which said, “the … More Catholic priests must be straight men, and other new old guidelines from the Vatican
October 12, 1996. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was unfurled on the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was the last year the Quilt was small enough to fit on the Mall. Video by John Z Wetmore, producer of “Perils For Pedestrians”. More.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation and local community partners are commemorating this World AIDS Day with a number of events that honor those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and celebrates the progress we are making in getting to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV stigma. Although World AIDS Day is on Thursday, … More The Essential Guide for World AIDS Day in SF