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Sex-Positive Radical Faerie House in S.F. Imperiled

A gathering place for community, and sex, could be leaving San Francisco. The 14th Street House in San Francisco, a fixture in the Mission since 1988, faces an uncertain future. Known by some as the Faerie House, the pink Victorian mansion was purchased by members of the counter-culture group the Radical Faeries during the height(…)

Equality California calls on Assembly candidate, Young Kim, to denounce mailer attacking LGBT youth

Equality California calls on Young Kim, the candidate challenging Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva in Assembly District 65, to reject and apologize for a misleading mailer sent on her behalf that cynically scapegoats transgender students and plays on unwarranted fears of the electorate. “The mailer supporting Young Kim blatantly lies about the law and scapegoats lesbian, gay,(…)

California Schools, Feds Settle Transgender Complaint

A Southern California school district has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student who said she was forbidden to wear makeup, was harassed by other children and was encouraged to change schools, it was announced Tuesday. The Downey Unified School District agreed to give the teenager access to the same facilities(…)

Equality California Updates Its Mission to Reflect Evolving Priorities

Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in California, today announced that it has updated its mission statement to more fully reflect the organization’s current and future focus. While Equality California has historically focused the bulk of its efforts on achieving full equality for LGBT Californians by working for(…)

“Dream Property” in Santa Rosa Will House Homeless Youth

Sutter Health last week transferred ownership of the former Warrack Hospital in east Santa Rosa to an organization with plans to convert it into transitional housing for disadvantaged young adults. Sutter, which closed the Summerfield Road hospital in 2008, completed the donation of the property, valued at $9.5 million, at no cost to Social Advocates(…)

El Barrio to Open in Guerneville

Guerneville’s food and drink renaissance continues with the soon-to-open El Barrio cocktail lounge on September 27, 2014.  It’s the next in a series of food and drink projects by Crista Luedtke, who also owns big bottom market, boon eat+drink and boon hotel+spa. The “Mexican modern cocktail lounge” will focus on spirits–bourbon, tequila and mezcal–rather than(…)