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Gay Oregon college student in coma after possible attack near Truckee

Gay Oregon college student in coma after possible attack near Truckee

By Alex Madison

The last text message sent by a young, gay man traveling on an Amtrak train before ending up in a coma, was to his great-grandmother that he found a new friend and was going to go exploring with them.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 23, 2018

The other day, after doing a talk at a local middle school's Rainbow Connection group, I picked my wife up from work. Tired after our long days, we headed to the nearest sit-down eatery, a Denny's. We had a lovely meal.

By BAR staff | May 23, 2018

This week's obituary is for William Bernard Pielock Jr.


By Cynthia Laird | May 23, 2018

The gay publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News has donated a trove of materials to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

By Roger Brigham | May 23, 2018

With little more than one month left to register for the Gay Games, organizers report they are right at the brink of 9,000 registrants, and the event stands a solid shot at becoming the first Gay Games since 2006 to have 10,000 registrants.


By Paul Berge | May 23, 2018

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Cynthia Laird | May 23, 2018

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on Thursday (May 24) announced a bill that would exempt compassionate care programs from having to pay some taxes enacted under Proposition 64, the state's adult recreational marijuana law.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 23, 2018

French and American panelists took a look back at history and kept an eye on the present during a presentation on the lives of queer youth in the two countries.

By Heather Cassell | May 23, 2018

Canada officially joined the Global Equality Fund with a $200,000 contribution to protect LGBT rights, Global Affairs Canada officials announced May 17.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2018

Burning Man attendees known him as a DJ for the Gender Bender camp. Privacy and free speech activists likely have gotten to know him through his work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

By Cynthia Laird | May 23, 2018

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy this week announced that the city will backfill $4.2 million in federal cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, including funding for the Getting to Zero initiative.


By Lisa Keen | May 23, 2018

Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas in a runoff primary Tuesday night, becoming the first openly LGBT person - and the first Latina - to win a major party nomination for governor in the state.

By Heather Cassell | May 23, 2018

A homeless shelter for LGBTQ people in Santa Clara County is one of several recommendations that are expected to go before the Board of Supervisors in June for funding in next year's budget.


By Heather Cassell | May 23, 2018

It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights.

By Alex Madison | May 23, 2018

The city of Fremont announced Monday that Kimberly Petersen has been named its new police chief, making her the first woman and lesbian to lead the department.


By Alex Madison | May 23, 2018

After the San Francisco Board of Supervisors angered Mayor Mark Farrell with its rejection of his two reappointments to the Police Commission, its rules committee is poised to vote on 12 applicants, including four LGBTs, at its meeting Wednesday.

By Tony Taylor | May 23, 2018

In celebration of Harvey Milk Day, Tuesday, May 22, Stolichnaya vodka revealed a new mural dedicated to the late political activist, elected official, and gay rights pioneer.


By Alex Madison | May 23, 2018

They were out, now they're in.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2018

Finding the funds to pay for below-market-rate housing in San Francisco for the homeless, youth, seniors, and those earning low to moderate incomes is a constant challenge for local leaders.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 23, 2018

Senator Dianne Feinstein's experience is reason enough to recommend her for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

By Cynthia Laird | May 21, 2018

Bullhorn used by slain SF supervisor Harvey Milk is now part of Smithsonian exhibit on HIV/AIDS pandemic.


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