News & Events

World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day is December 1st, a day when we recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS in this country and around the world. It’s a day to think about all those who have been lost, but also to recognize the medical advances that have been achieved in the last ten years....

November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson Preaches on Transgender Day of Remembrance All are welcome to join us on Monday, November 20th! In partnership with the Center for Innovation in Ministry, and the Jane Adams Spahr Reconciliation Project, SFTS welcomes guest preacher Rev. Dr. Erin...

Virginia Elects Its First Openly Transgender State Lawmaker

Democrat Danica Roem defeated the Republican who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill. By Daniel Marans Democrat Danica Roem defeated Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R) on Tuesday, becoming the first openly transgender state lawmaker in Virginia. Roem is now...

LGBT Cinema at The Lark Theater

The Lark Theater proudly presents diversity in movies and special presentations. This month you can check out Tom of Finland or  Monogamish.  To see The Lark Theaters full calendar for October 31 - November 9 click...

LGBTQ Self Defense Class by IMPACT Bay Area

IMPACT Bay Area is dedicated to providing personal safety skills and confidence to communities most at risk of violence and harassment in our society. Their LGBTQ course, taking place over two weekends in San Francisco, was developed by experienced LGBTQ IMPACT staff...

Annual State of the LGBTQ Movement Update

Horizons Foundation's Q Series wraps up its year with a comprehensive analysis of the state of the LGBTQ movement as seen by some of its most outstanding leaders. Join high-profile national and international leaders as they highlight the advancements and challenges of...

California Becomes First State To Legally Recognize A Third Gender

California Governor Jerry Brown signed first-of-its kind legislation over the weekend that enables residents of the state to choose a third, non-binary gender category on California state-issued IDs, birth certificates and driver’s licenses. The Gender Recognition...

National Coming Out Day Report:

LGBTQ Youth in California Report More Negative School Experiences Than Non-LGBTQ Youth A new study has just been released, LGBTQ Youth in California Public Schools: Difference Across the State. The report, titled LGBTQ Youth in California’s Public Schools:...