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Election 2018: Leno concedes SF mayor's race

Election 2018: Leno concedes SF mayor's race

By Matthew S. Bajko

Gay mayoral candidate Mark Leno conceded defeat Wednesday in his bid to become San Francisco's first LGBT mayor.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | June 14, 2018

Lesbian Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles is now expected to compete in November for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.

By BAR Editorial Board | June 13, 2018

The Amtrak Police Department has not been forthcoming in the case of Aaron Salazar, the young gay college student who was found severely injured along the railroad tracks on the edge of Truckee, California last month.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

Colin Walsh, the founder and CEO of Varo Money Inc., envisions a day where the local bank branch is a relic of financial history.

By Alex Madison | June 13, 2018

As Johnny Symons, co-founder of the Queer Cinema Project and an assistant professor at San Francisco State University, put it; queer filmmaking is a way for LGBT community members to express the complexities and nuances of their lives to the world.


By Sari Staver | June 13, 2018

Some residents in Duboce Triangle are relieved that a city hearing for a proposed retail cannabis store in the neighborhood has been delayed.

By Heather Cassell | June 13, 2018

Same-sex marriage is legal again in Bermuda.


By Lisa Keen | June 13, 2018

An analysis of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

By BAR staff | June 13, 2018

Oakland threw a parade Tuesday for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

With no major opponent filing to run against him in November, District 8 Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman is all but assured of winning a full four-year term in the fall.

By Roger Brigham | June 13, 2018

I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that even though the U.S. men's soccer team did not qualify for it, FIFA nonetheless has decided to hold its men's World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, starting this week.


By Alex Madison | June 13, 2018

The owner of Last Call Bar in the Castro district, Kevin Harrington, was allegedly spit on and called a faggot twice by a young man Monday morning.

By Liz Highleyman | June 13, 2018

Members of the Bay Area leather community gathered June 12 for a victory party celebrating the designation of San Francisco's new Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in the South of Market neighborhood.


By Cynthia Laird | June 13, 2018

Nonprofits, companies, and others are organizing teams for this year's AIDS Walk San Francisco, and people can join them or create their own for the charity event that raises about $2 million for HIV/AIDS organizations.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | June 13, 2018

It's often said that for members of marginalized communities, their simple existence requires complicated acts of resistance.


By Rafael Mandelman | June 13, 2018

District 8 Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman thanks voters after his victory in last week's election.

By Cynthia Laird | June 13, 2018

Oakland City Councilwoman at-large Rebecca Kaplan last week decided not to run for mayor herself, and instead endorsed a progressive African-American woman with an eye on challenging Mayor Libby Schaaf from the left.


By BAR staff | June 13, 2018

On the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, San Francisco's Castro district pays tribute to the 49 people killed in Orlando, Florida.

By BAR staff | June 13, 2018

This week's letters to the editor.


By Paul Berge | June 13, 2018

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

For two days last weekend Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian who sits on the Richmond City Council, was in the second-place spot for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.


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