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Tribal Love: First Nations That are Saying Yes to Marriage Equality

As the rest of the United States eagerly awaits to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, there are parts of the country that can and have been making their own rulings: tribal lands aresovereign territory, technically not considered to be a part of the United States that come under sovereign law. Thus, some Native American tribes have taken the step of allowing marriage equality on their tribal lands. 

Paul Schrader Honored as Storyteller at SFIFF

On Tuesday, April 28, Paul Schrader hit the stage at the San Francisco International Film Festival Awards, the night after he had been honored with the Kanbar Storytelling Award. 

Schrader’s body of work includes Taxi DriverRaging Bull,Obsession, and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. He has a very long and prestigious background when it comes to film, and worked with many of the maverick filmmakers of the 1970s. 

Lesbian Dating App Dattch Rebrands and Expands as HER

The lesbian dating app formerly known as Dattch is back under a new name: HER. 

Facing Our Problem With Transphobia and Violence

In the LGBT-friendly web series Questionable Content, one comic depicts Claire, a transgender woman, undressing for her boyfriend Marten (who knew that she’s MTF) for the first time. The scene itself is a very sweet moment. 

HIV in the Tenderloin

According to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Tenderloin is one of the top four neighborhoods in the city with the highest numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS, and in the top three for HIV-positive intravenous drug users. An interactive map of San Francisco on shows that in 2010, the zip code 94102 had a rate of 4,945 adults and adolescents who were known to have HIV or AIDS per 100,000 population—nearly 5 percent of residents. 

TV is Already More Queer Than It Was Last Year

The 2013-2014 broadcast year was not great for LGBT representation—it was reduced to a paltry 0.6 percent of recurring characters—but it looks like 2014-2015 is turning that around. The numbers this year are up: 3.3 to 3.9 percent. 

Scenes from 2013's Pride Celebrations

With so much to celebrate, you hopefully had the chance to head up to Market Street to walk the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade with every type of person from around the Bay.

7x7's Pride 2013 Launch Party at Lookout

Readers, clients, visitors, locals and staffers converged at Lookout in the heart of the Castro on one of the year's warmest days to celebrate the momentous SCOTUS rulings during San Francisco's biggest week.

Your 2013 Guide to Pride

This weekend is jam-packed with Pride-centric must-dos. Don't get lost in the fray! Use our guide to keep your schedule straight (no pun intended).

Bloomingdale's Colors of Pride Celebration 2013

7x7 proudly partnered with Bloomingdale's for their annual pre-Pride celebration—a vibrant shopping event where 10% of sales benefited the iconic San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, who delivered a surprise, showstopping performance in the middle of the Mens Floor on 4.

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