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Chinese LGBTQI community take to Shanghai’s streets for the city’s annual Pride event. Photo: AFP
International
The policy bans service providers from releasing programs that “present abnormal sexual relations or behavior,” such as incest, homosexual relations, sexual harassment and sexual violence calling the content “pornographic and vulgar” in the new policy went into effect in July. ...
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Comedian Irene Tu/KQED
Entertainment
Queer comedians are bringing much needed laughter and relief to Sonoma County for a good cause at the beginning of the New Year. They are raising money to support the temporary needs and rebuilding of the only nonprofit school for children with autism and other learning disabilities in the county. ...
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Shopping and eating along the Ribeira, the city’s riverfront promenade in Porto, Portugal. Photo: Fresh Lobster Tours
Travel
Portugal is one of the most progressive countries in Europe when it comes to LGBTQI rights. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1982 eight years after the country was democratized by a left-wing military coup in 1974. ...
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Napa is festive for the holidays along its Riverfront. Photo: Super G
Travel
The vines might look eerie and twisted as winter descends upon California's famed Napa Valley, but spirits are up following October's devastating fires. The holidays are a great time to visit California's premiere wine country. ...
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Rainbow World Fund’s bus parked at the former site of the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa after volunteers delivered supplies to fire victims October 22, 2017. Photo: Rainbow World Fund
National
More than 20 LGBTs throughout Sonoma County, including heads of some of its LGBT organizations, met October 19 to come up with solutions to aid queer survivors of the wildfires. ...
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National
North Bay LGBTs hit hard by the firestorm that ripped through the heart of wine country began returning home as evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters gained control ...
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Bart takes a selfie while cycles through Europe. Photo: TransBike Europe
Sports Travel
Trans Man Bart Bloem Cycled Through Europe on Six-Month Journey A trans man and his bike has nearly completed his six-month cycling journey across Europe. Bart Bloem, a ...
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Femme Space participant Luna Merbruj. Photo: Elena Rose
Entertainment
The National Queer Arts Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is expanding to the South Bay. ...
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A Wider Bridge
Faith and Religion
A Wider Bridge announced its founder and leader will step down next year. Arthur Slepian conceived the LGBT Jewish organization in 2010 following the tragic shooting at the LGBT community center in Tel Aviv in 2009. ...
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Transgender top model Valentijn de Hingh adorned in the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress. The art piece is a 52-feet wide dress made of Amsterdam’s city flag as the bodice with flags from 75 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, including 12 countries where homosexual is punishable by the death penalty flowing out in its skirt. Photo: Pieter Henket Studio – Amsterdam Rainbow Dress
National
About 14 delegates from Amsterdam's local government, its tech and business community, and LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations will visit San Francisco on a humanitarian mission May 21-25, 2017. ...
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