Program Blog Archive

On September 21, 2015, I stood in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, and looked around. I was at the White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing, and I was feeling a mixture of pride, acceptance, validation, and visibility.

How incredible and inspiring was it that the Obama administration was supporting and honoring my community with a day of discussion, information, and celebration?

Those days seem hopelessly gone, as the existence of LGBTQ community (including our rights) have been removed from the consciousness of this administration.

By Megan Millard, intern, SF LGBT Center

This August marks the 52nd anniversary of San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in the Tenderloin District, when brave members of the queer community revolted against harassment by law enforcement.

"It was the first known instance of collective militant queer resistance to police harassment in United States history." - Susan Stryker, historian and director of Screaming Queens, to NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Department of Justice is creating a “religious liberty task force.”

We believe that this new task force is being formed as an official way for this administration to greenlight discrimination towards members of the LGBTQ community, by using religion as an excuse to deny goods and services.

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.” – Activist Dorothy Day, 1897-1980

Some of the happiest people in the world are those who have a close-knit community. Caring about, and being connected to, others can translate to a happier, healthier life.

With the news that President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, LGBTQ and civil rights groups from all over the country responded, opposing this nomination. Though he has not ruled specifically on LGBTQ rights, radical conservative Kavanaugh was vetted by the anti-LGBTQ group, Family Research Council.