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United Methodists Make History by Electing First Openly Lesbian Bishop

United Methodist Church Photo
Faith and Religion
Rev. Oliveto will lead the church as the denomination’s first openly gay bishop despite the ongoing policies forbidding ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals.” ...
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Love & Coffee Takes Equator Coffees & Teas to the White House

Equator Coffees & Teas founders Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell along with vice president of operations Maureen McHugh were honored by the Small Business Administration’s head Maria Contreras-Sweet, at a special event at their San Francisco location next to the Warfield May 6, 2016. (Left to Right, starting with second to the left) Brooke, Helen, Jacklyn Jordan, Maria Contreras-Sweet, and Maureen. Photo: Heather Cassell
Travel
Being honored at the White House for Small Business Week is only one of many firsts for the 21-year old San Rafael-based lesbian-owned coffee company. ...
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Doing the Dinah: A Girl Roamer Crosses an Item off Her Sapphic Bucket List

The Dinah/Pipi Ray Diamond
Travel
Full disclosure…no, “disclosure” isn’t even the word. This is an actual confession: 2016 marks my first Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend ever. ...
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U.S. State Department’s Randy Berry Delivers Keynote on Being ‘Out in the World’

(L to R) U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, Founder and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Selisse Berry, and President of Walt Disney Resorts and Parks George Kalogridis at the Out & Equal Executive Forum Conference in San Francisco, March 22–24, 2016. Photo: Out & Equal
Politics
During his keynote speech to 90 senior LGBT and ally executives, Berry appealed to the business leaders why he believes they hold a key role in advancing LGBT rights around the world. ...
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Gloria Steinem Helps Annie Leibovitz Open New ‘Women’ Exhibit in San Francisco

Annie Leibovitz, foreground, and Gloria Steinem, background, open the “Women: New Portraits” in San Francisco, March 25. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle
Travel
Annie kicked off the San Francisco opening with famed feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem, who is promoting her new book My Life On the Road. ...
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Exhibit of Rare Womynist Posters Opens in San Francisco

Courtesy of the San Francisco GLBT History Museum
Travel
Second to third wave feminists (womynists) of color are being celebrated with an exhibit "Feminists to Feministas: Women of Color in Prints and Posters" in San Francisco. ...
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Valentine’s Day Weekend in San Francisco: ‘Reveal All Fear Nothing’

Performance artist Madison Young is sure to steam up Valentine’s Day weekend with the world premier of her multi-media one-woman show “Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism” at the Armory, February 12-14. Photo: Madison Young
Travel
What if you could act out all of your dirtiest, deepest, sexiest secrets before an entire audience? Sound scary? Sound titillating? ...
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Gallivanting Women Get Inspired to Explore The World

Julia Cosgrove of AFAR Magazine, Paula Froelich, of Yahoo! Travel, and noted journalist Laura Ling (l-r)/Photo: Heather Cassell
Travel
It was an enthralling two days all about women and travel at the Women’s Travel Fest last year, which means that the third annual Fest in 2016 will be even bigger and better. ...
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West Coast Mayors Create Alliance to Address Growing Crisis of Homelessness

Photo: Mayor Ed Murray/Facebook
Local
Mayors from five West Coast cities announced the creation of an alliance of West Coast mayors united in addressing the growing crisis of homelessness. ...
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Journey, Doobie Brothers to Play White River Amphitheatre

Local
Journey and The Doobie Brothers will bring the “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour to White River Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 23. ...
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