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Guest Opinion: B.A.R.'s 'No obits' turns 20

Guest Opinion: B.A.R.'s 'No obits' turns 20

By Timothy Rodrigues

The former Bay Area Reporter assistant editor who wrote the paper's famous "No obits" story reflects on it 20 years later.

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By Sari Staver | August 14, 2018

Longtime gay activist and policy analyst Gary McCoy has been named a congressional aide in the San Francisco office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D).

By Alex Madison | August 14, 2018

LA County children's services to undergo audit after death of 10-year-old; LGBT Bar Association announces "inclusion" campaign; senators author bill to ask LGBT questions on 2030 census.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 13, 2018

South Bay LGBT political group elects a new president ahead of the fall election. California political watchdog fines transphobic campaign committee.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 8, 2018

Working as a manager of Blue Bottle Coffee's Hayes Valley location, JoEllen Depakakibo learned what it takes to run a successful coffee business. She decided to use that knowledge to open her own coffeehouse.


By Liz Highleyman | August 8, 2018

Fakir Musafar, an icon of the modern body modification culture, died at his home in Menlo Park August 1. He announced in May that he was fighting advanced lung cancer. He was 87.

By Alex Madison | August 8, 2018

A spirited protest was held Monday night in front of the home where four LGBT tenants and a straight woman are fighting an Ellis Act eviction.


By Alex Madison | August 8, 2018

Some Castro business owners have been unhappy with the "lack of consistency" of the San Francisco Police Department's foot patrol officers.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 8, 2018

Mounting their first bids for public office this fall, gay men in Dublin and Redwood City are aiming to become the first out elected members of their city councils.


By Cynthia Laird | August 8, 2018

Paul Lorch, a gay man who, as editor of the Bay Area Reporter in the early 1980s, opposed closing gay bathhouses to stem the spread of AIDS and published a list of gays he said were "enemies" of the community, died July 21. He was 86.

By Cynthia Laird | August 8, 2018

Openhouse, the agency that provides housing and services for LGBT seniors, has announced a series of town hall meetings with Executive Director Karyn Skultety, Ph.D.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 8, 2018

An interim chief of the Office of AIDS within the California Department of Public Health has been appointed following the departure of Dr. Karen E. Mark to work for a different state agency.

By Alex Madison | August 8, 2018

A gay San Francisco man is suing the owners of the Ellis Hotel where he lives, claiming LGBT discrimination, violation of the state Unruh Civil Rights Act, and emotional distress.


By Roger Brigham | August 8, 2018

Here are some observations, reports, and comments from this scribe and wrestling coach who is in Paris for his fourth consecutive Gay Games.

By Lisa Keen | August 8, 2018

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's new book provides a glimpse into how then-candidate Donald Trump came to include a statement of support for LGBT people in his acceptance speech before the 2016 Republican National Convention.


By Heather Cassell | August 8, 2018

France's LGBT expert Frederic Potier is working to reduce hate crimes against the country's queer community and improve LGBT lives throughout France.

By Paul Berge | August 8, 2018

This week's editorial cartoon.


By Lisa Keen | August 8, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that he is creating a Religious Liberty Task Force and that the Department of Justice would "take potential burdens on one's conscience into consideration before we issue regulations or new policies."

By BAR staff | August 8, 2018

This week's corrections.


By BAR Editorial Board | August 8, 2018

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' vote last week to ban cannabis dispensaries in Chinatown is another let down for supporters of legal and medicinal marijuana in the city.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | August 8, 2018

Oakland recently served as an example to the entire country on what intersectionality means in practice by bringing together activists from all over the Bay Area to defend not only a city, but the memory of one of its lost daughters.


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