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1 day ago
London

East London residents repair vandalised Pride flags on pavement

Local residents in East London came together to repair vandalized Pride flags, highlighting community activism and support for LGBTQ+ rights. [ more ]
Gay City News
3 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ New Yorkers and electeds urge CB5 to condemn anti-trans education council resolution

LGBTQ New Yorkers and officials urged Manhattan Community Board 5 to condemn anti-trans sports resolution from CEC2. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
SF LGBT

Tom Nolan: Recipient of the 2024 Openhouse Adelman/ Gurevitch Founders Award - San Francisco Bay Times

Openhouse Adelman/Gurevitch Founders Award recognizes significant contributions to LGBTQ older adults.
Tom Nolan was a pioneer in addressing the AIDS crisis and advancing LGBTQ+ rights in public service. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
1 month ago
East Bay (California)

The Passing of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood Is a Tragic Loss to Oakland and the Nation - San Francisco Bay Times

The tragic loss of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood, influential advocates for community health and LGBTQ rights in Oakland, leaves a significant impact on the city. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
1 day ago
London

East London residents repair vandalised Pride flags on pavement

Local residents in East London came together to repair vandalized Pride flags, highlighting community activism and support for LGBTQ+ rights. [ more ]
Gay City News
3 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ New Yorkers and electeds urge CB5 to condemn anti-trans education council resolution

LGBTQ New Yorkers and officials urged Manhattan Community Board 5 to condemn anti-trans sports resolution from CEC2. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
SF LGBT

Tom Nolan: Recipient of the 2024 Openhouse Adelman/ Gurevitch Founders Award - San Francisco Bay Times

Openhouse Adelman/Gurevitch Founders Award recognizes significant contributions to LGBTQ older adults.
Tom Nolan was a pioneer in addressing the AIDS crisis and advancing LGBTQ+ rights in public service. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
1 month ago
East Bay (California)

The Passing of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood Is a Tragic Loss to Oakland and the Nation - San Francisco Bay Times

The tragic loss of Peggy Moore and Hope Wood, influential advocates for community health and LGBTQ rights in Oakland, leaves a significant impact on the city. [ more ]
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Portland Monthly
1 month ago
SF LGBT

Portland's Best LGBTQ+ Bars and Parties

Portland's gay bars have a rich history of LGBTQ+ protection and activism, standing against oppressive eras and transphobic climates, providing safe spaces for the community. [ more ]
#lgbtq-community
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
SF LGBT

2024 San Francisco Pride Grand Marshals - San Francisco Bay Times

San Francisco Pride Grand Marshals represent diverse experiences and significant LGBTQ+ contributions through public input. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
SF LGBT

GLIDE Ensemble and Sarah Bush Dance Perform at 'A Night to Empower the Legacies of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon' - San Francisco Bay Times

Women's History Month event celebrated legacies of lesbian trailblazers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
The event featured a documentary-in-progress about Phyllis Lyon's last years and honored her queer caregiving team. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
SF LGBT

2024 San Francisco Pride Grand Marshals - San Francisco Bay Times

San Francisco Pride Grand Marshals represent diverse experiences and significant LGBTQ+ contributions through public input. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
SF LGBT

GLIDE Ensemble and Sarah Bush Dance Perform at 'A Night to Empower the Legacies of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon' - San Francisco Bay Times

Women's History Month event celebrated legacies of lesbian trailblazers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
The event featured a documentary-in-progress about Phyllis Lyon's last years and honored her queer caregiving team. [ more ]
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#environmental-justice
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
3 months ago
Social justice

SCSJ Hosts Carbon Plan Virtual Hearing Watch Party

Residents gathered for a panel on Duke Energy's CPIRP plan, decrying its cost, profit-centric approach, and negative impact on climate-vulnerable communities. [ more ]
Fast Company
3 weeks ago
California

Under pressure, oil industry drops referendum to permit drilling in California neighborhoods

The oil industry in California withdrew efforts to overturn a law limiting drilling near sensitive sites, bringing relief to environmental justice communities. [ more ]
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
3 months ago
Social justice

SCSJ Hosts Carbon Plan Virtual Hearing Watch Party

Residents gathered for a panel on Duke Energy's CPIRP plan, decrying its cost, profit-centric approach, and negative impact on climate-vulnerable communities. [ more ]
Fast Company
3 weeks ago
California

Under pressure, oil industry drops referendum to permit drilling in California neighborhoods

The oil industry in California withdrew efforts to overturn a law limiting drilling near sensitive sites, bringing relief to environmental justice communities. [ more ]
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Washington Post
2 months ago
US news

In a place with a history of hate, an unlikely fight against GOP extremism

Residents of North Idaho are resisting far-right extremism by ousting incumbent officials and reclaiming their Republican party. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
2 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose residents rally against affordable housing changes - San Jose Spotlight

San Jose activists rally against diverting affordable housing funds to shelters and homeless sweeps. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

Schools in One Virginia County to Reinstate Confederate Names

Shenandoah County school board voted to restore Confederate officer names to schools, amidst community pushback and after initial renaming due to racism concerns. [ more ]
#protest
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
London

Those two weeks felt how the world should be': the young single mums who took on the housing crisis and won

Protesters occupied empty council flats, highlighting housing crisis and social cleansing in London. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
1 week ago
Brooklyn

Council Member Susan Zhuang, others arrested at protest against Gravesend homeless shelter * Brooklyn Paper

Council Member Susan Zhuang arrested during a protest against a homeless shelter in Gravesend. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
1 month ago
Data science

Rally held to save Ontario Science Centre as community outraged over its abrupt closure | CBC News

Community members protested the Ontario Science Centre's closure by the government, citing unnecessary demolition for a smaller building and costly repairs on lightweight concrete. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
London

Those two weeks felt how the world should be': the young single mums who took on the housing crisis and won

Protesters occupied empty council flats, highlighting housing crisis and social cleansing in London. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
1 week ago
Brooklyn

Council Member Susan Zhuang, others arrested at protest against Gravesend homeless shelter * Brooklyn Paper

Council Member Susan Zhuang arrested during a protest against a homeless shelter in Gravesend. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
1 month ago
Data science

Rally held to save Ontario Science Centre as community outraged over its abrupt closure | CBC News

Community members protested the Ontario Science Centre's closure by the government, citing unnecessary demolition for a smaller building and costly repairs on lightweight concrete. [ more ]
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Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

Advocates will continue lawsuit against White Stadium renovation after judge denies halt

Local group Franklin Park Defenders protest privatization of historic public stadium despite judge's ruling allowing renovation to proceed. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Medicine

Coalition organizing rallies, forums in Steward Hospital communities

The loss of hospitals in Massachusetts will severely impact the healthcare infrastructure, urging action to prevent closures. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Education

L.A. student dies after safety team member allegedly does not intervene to try to prevent fight

The incident near Washington Preparatory High School in South L.A. highlights concerns over school safety and the role of campus security personnel like 'safe passages' staff members. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Gordon Ramsay pub squatters open venue as community cafe 'for victims of gentrification'

Squatters held an event in a pub being turned into an art space, claim legality due to it not being a residential property, and are resisting eviction. [ more ]
#racial-discrimination
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Running crew sues BAA, Newton Police, alleging racial profiling at 2023 marathon

The Boston Athletic Association and local police have not implemented substantial changes a year after an alleged incident of racial discrimination at the Boston Marathon. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Black community leaders speak out against racist graffiti at SF City Hall; mayor says she's target

Black community leaders denounce racist and sexist graffiti at San Francisco City Hall. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Running crew sues BAA, Newton Police, alleging racial profiling at 2023 marathon

The Boston Athletic Association and local police have not implemented substantial changes a year after an alleged incident of racial discrimination at the Boston Marathon. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Black community leaders speak out against racist graffiti at SF City Hall; mayor says she's target

Black community leaders denounce racist and sexist graffiti at San Francisco City Hall. [ more ]
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www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Burials blocked at north London cemetery after claims of grave desecration

Government has ordered Tottenham Park Cemetery in London to stop burials after inspections found desecration and uncovered human bones.
Enfield Council leader and community members expressed gratitude to the Government for taking action to ensure respect and maintenance of deceased remains. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
3 months ago
Brooklyn

BQE Environmental Justice Coalition launches, demands 'corridor-wide' BQE rethinking

Community organizations and officials launch Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Environmental Justice Coalition in Sunset Park.
Demand for state and federal involvement in addressing environmental and health crises caused by the BQE, affecting communities from Sunset Park to Astoria. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
3 months ago
Brooklyn

BrooklynONE Productions cuts ribbon on Tom Kane Theatre, paying tribute to late co-founder in new Industry City space * Brooklyn Paper

BrooklynONE Productions celebrated its 18th anniversary with the grand opening of the Tom Kane Theatre at Industry City.
bkONE is known for its bold, alternative, and experimental works in traditional theater and immersive site-specific shows. [ more ]
#israel-hamas-conflict
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
East Bay (California)

We want peace:' Ceasefire resolution approved in Albany

The Albany City Council passed a resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Residents have been imploring the council to call for a ceasefire due to tensions following recent attacks in the region. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
3 weeks ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ Pride Month culminates with parades in NYC, San Francisco and beyond

LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations combine jubilant parties with political protests against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
East Bay (California)

We want peace:' Ceasefire resolution approved in Albany

The Albany City Council passed a resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Residents have been imploring the council to call for a ceasefire due to tensions following recent attacks in the region. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
3 weeks ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ Pride Month culminates with parades in NYC, San Francisco and beyond

LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations combine jubilant parties with political protests against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. [ more ]
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ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Mental health

East Bay community group wants no more police for mental health calls amid SoCal teen shooting

Community members in the East Bay are calling for police to stop responding to mental health emergencies.
Activists in Oakland are advocating for the decriminalization of mental health care and autism to prevent further tragedies involving police violence. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
San Francisco

SF mayor calls SFPD to release video in 2023 fatal attack of 63-year-old Chinese woman

San Francisco police reopened investigation into the death of a 63-year-old Chinese immigrant in Bayview after previously deeming it accidental.
Community members suspect a connection between recent assault cases on Asian individuals in Bayview, calling for attention to safety concerns for the elderly. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
4 months ago
Austin

Preservation victory appears short-lived for Travis Heights home - Austin Monitor

Home in Travis Heights faces possible demolition due to neglect by owner
Neighbors concerned about lack of progress in restoration efforts [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Comcast and Black Joy Parade recognize leaders making a lasting impact in the Bay Area

Community members recognized for their activism at the 2024 Black Joy Parade.
Comcast supports Icons Among Us, donating to nonprofits chosen by the awardees. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
Brooklyn

Hospital Workers, Electeds Show Force in Rally to Save SUNY Downstate

The rally to save SUNY Downstate Hospital drew over a thousand people.
Activists and community leaders emphasized the hospital's importance to Brooklyn, especially during the pandemic. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
4 months ago
Brooklyn

Bye Haters! Brooklyn borough president declares day in honor of rapper Maino * Brooklyn Paper

Borough President Antonio Reynoso declares Aug. 16 'Maino Day' to celebrate rapper Maino's contributions to Brooklyn's rap scene and community activism.
Reynoso also announced a Day of Service for Youth to encourage Brooklyn youth to invest in their community through public service. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
Music

Feb 25: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def

Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, is a prolific actor and musician with a background in hip-hop.
Yasiin Bey's upbringing in culturally and politically active parents influenced his early sensibility towards community activism. [ more ]
Bullets Forever
5 months ago
DevOps

How Cloud became a leading social advocate for D.C.

Natasha Cloud's involvement in the community extended beyond basketball to addressing societal issues like gun violence and social justice.
Cloud won the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for her activism in addressing local and national political issues and community involvement. [ more ]
The Daily Dot
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

'I don't have all the answers': RFK Jr. confronted by BLM leader about lack of plan to combat police brutality

RFK Jr. faced tough questions about protecting the Black community from police brutality
Newsome advocated for doing away with the police and emphasized the need for radical change. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

In brief: El Cerrito celebrating MLK holiday on Sunday, Monday

El Cerrito will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with celebrations on Sunday and Monday
This year's theme is Living The Dream: It Starts With Me! Spreading Hope, Courage and Unity [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Education

Closure of primary school in Hackney highlights struggle of London families

Hackney council is closing Colvestone primary school, despite plans to build a 21st-century street with the school at its center.
The closure of the school will have a negative impact on the students and the community, especially those with special needs. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 days ago
Digital life

My Property, My Trees': New Tree-Cutting Law Divides N.Y. Town

Residents in Mamaroneck, N.Y., are divided over tree removal laws and view the vanishing trees as a threat in the era of climate change. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 week ago
New York City

How CopWatch Steve' has been holding police accountable with his camera | amNewYork

Steve Cruz, aka CopWatch Steve, dedicates his time to document police interactions, aiming to hold law enforcement accountable. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
London

From protests to dancing in the street: East London's Bengali community in pictures

The article showcases the rich history and culture of the Bangladeshi community in London, emphasizing their journey and struggles through photographs over the decades. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Danny J. Bakewell Sr.: Eternal voice for Black Los Angeles

Danny J. Bakewell Sr. transformed from a struggling college dropout to a prominent civil rights leader, property developer, and publisher through community activism and self-determination. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Motorbikes, Nightclubs, Tricked-Out Cars: Is Rhode Island's Capital Too Loud?

Excessive noise concerns can deeply impact individuals, driving them to activism and raising complex questions on enforcement and community consensus. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

These 20 powerful LGBTQ+ memoirs will open your eyes & mind - LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ+ memoirs provide insights into personal experiences and historical contexts, offering vicarious experiences and community activism ideas. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
1 month ago
Chelsea

Mick Jagger backs growing campaign against 'horrendous' 34-storey tower block at Battersea Bridge

Residents, including Mick Jagger, oppose a 34-storey tower near Battersea Bridge due to concerns about size, obstructed views, traffic, and lack of benefits. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
1 month ago
SF LGBT

29th Pink Triangle Commemoration Ceremony - San Francisco Bay Times

Pink Triangle Commemoration Ceremony held with key LGBTQ community leaders in attendance. [ more ]
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