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Pride 2018: Oakland center is full of Pride

Pride 2018: Oakland center is full of Pride

By Cynthia Laird

When the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center opened its doors lastSeptember, the two gay African-American men who founded it breathed sighs of relief.

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By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

It has been 15 years since Socorro Moreland transitioned. It was an experience that inspired his career working with trans men of color to ensure they receive the help they need to live healthy, safe, and happy lives.

By Cynthia Laird | June 21, 2018

When Jackie Gallanagh moved to the Bay Area from Ireland in 1996, there were 17 Irish pubs in San Francisco. She tried most of them.


By Sari Staver | June 21, 2018

After a three-year court battle to be allowed to use the boy's bathroom at his rural Virginia high school, trans teen Gavin Grimm said the experience has "opened up my world."

By Heather Cassell | June 21, 2018

It's a pioneering position to be in, and it appears that Anthony Ross has the right stuff to pave the path to build real change that will impact the South Bay's transgender community for years to come.


By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

At 16 years old, most kids' priorities are getting their driver's license, being a part of the popular circle at school, or taking perfectly lit selfies.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 21, 2018

In the 2017 miniseries "When We Rise," a docudrama that tells the story of the birth of San Francisco's gay rights movement during the 1970s and 1980s, actor Michael K. Williams, who portrayed gay activist Ken Jones, was featured in a courtroom scene.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 21, 2018

Inside an office space carved out of the ground floor of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center is a staff of three working to uplift the city's transgender residents as well as underserved members of the broader LGBT community.

By Cynthia Laird | June 21, 2018

The Dykes on Bikes have blazed a trail for decades, leading the San Francisco Pride parade in a symbol of lesbian power and resistance. So, it was sad to hear that Soni Wolf, one of the group's founding members, died April 25.


By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

The 48th annual San Francisco Pride parade will be the first syndicated Pride parade in the world, according to George Ridgely Jr., executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee.

By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

The Trans and Dyke marches are expected to draw thousands of queers to San Francisco this weekend.


By Charlie Wagner | June 21, 2018

Golden Gate University has long supported diversity and it did so once more when it chose Anthony Niedwiecki to be its new law school dean in August 2017.

By Jim Piechota | June 20, 2018

For gay readers cultivating families of their own, there remains a distinct need for literary nourishment especially written for the young ones.


By Tavo Amador | June 20, 2018

The Swedish Royal Academy's decision to award the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature to Andre Gide (1869-1951) was revolutionary. Never before had an openly homosexual author been given that prize.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 20, 2018

The following titles are suggestions for reading on a park bench, at the beach or anywhere the sun is warmly shining on you.


By Heather Cassell | June 20, 2018

France will show its pride in San Francisco this weekend.

By Alex Madison | June 20, 2018

Every year, the San Francisco Pride celebration brings new faces and new entertainment to the multitude of attendees, and most of the action takes place on Sunday with the parade and celebration.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 20, 2018

The estate of Gilbert Baker is pushing back against claims that he is not the sole creator of the original rainbow flag.

By Charlie Wagner | June 20, 2018

Speak with the gay man who is the new CEO of the Agricultural Institute of Marin and one word you'll hear time and again is "community."


By Sari Staver | June 20, 2018

If you live in the East Bay and see an old ice cream truck in the neighborhood, it could be selling something other than frozen treats.

By Michael Flanagan | April 12, 2018

Offering a special flavor of entertainment, your picks for best weekly, monthly and not-so-regularly events showcases the diverse aspects of Bay Area nightlife.


By Jim Gladstone | April 12, 2018

Here's a shout-out to the folks who tend to our nocturnal urges. Whether it's an evening's entertainment, a shot of booze, or a pinch of hip-swiveling pulchritude, we've got no shortage of winning personalities to celebrate.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 11, 2018

This year's Besties winners in the weddings and destinations category.


By Cynthia Laird | April 11, 2018

The Bestie winners in the Services and Shopping category.

By Cynthia Laird | April 11, 2018

The winners in the Besties Community category.


By by Cynthia Laird | April 11, 2018

It's spring and that means it's time for LGBTQs to dust off their winter blahs and get ready for summer. It's also time for the Bay Area Reporter's annual readers' poll, featuring the community's favorite people, places, and things.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | April 11, 2018

Looking for a hot sex toy, or a hot sex partner to play with? Here, listed for your sexual pleasure, are this year's winners in the Besties' hot and sexy sexual categories.


By Jim Gladstone | April 11, 2018

Out of the dozen categories in our dining Besties, only one has a different winner than last year (and many #1s are multi-year repeaters), our diagnosis? Reflux. Is this a sign of blind LGBT loyalty or of an oddly narrow palate?

By Roberto Friedman | April 11, 2018

It's that time again when your old trusties at the Bay Area Reporter bestow the Besties, the reader's-choice LGBTQ Best of the Bay awards, for 2018.


By Michael Flanagan | April 11, 2018

One of the nicest things about the Besties is that it shows how vital our nightlife is in town. But don't just take the word of our readers for it. Along with the winners, check out the runners-up and run a contest of your own.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 21, 2016


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