The Joystick

Oh No—NIOH? I have been blindsided by an absolute gem of a game that has a samurai with supernatural allies to help fight against malicious demons in feudal Japan.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO I didn’t intend to play Nioh. I didn’t intend to dive in as much as I have during the first 5 – 6 hours…but…

The State

Protecting SENIORS New bill introduced to protect the aging LGBT community. BY VICTOR MELAMED LGBT seniors and HIV-positive people living in long-term care facilities throughout California would be protected from discrimination under a bill gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced this month, reports The Bay Area Reporter at ebar.com. His bill is modeled after…

The Talk

Saving Lives “To those who do come out and make that brave act, you’re saving lives… There are a lot more gay kids out there who love football and want to play football and could be stars in football, but they’re afraid.” —Screenwriter, director, film and television producer Dustin Lance Black urging closeted queer sports…

The Transaction

Gender Recognition California introduces bill to create non-binary gender marker. BY ORLY LYONNE A bill that would create a third, non-binary gender designation and simplify the process to change one’s gender marker was introduced by California lawmakers last month. Senators Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said that the Gender Recognition…