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Business Briefing: Oakland DJ James helps show off city's Pride

Business Briefing: Oakland DJ James helps show off city's Pride

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 16, 2022

East Bay native Christie James is helping to showcase the local LGBTQ community next month as one of the organizers of the Pridefest Oakland 2022 celebration.

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

Habitués of the late, great Nob Hill Theatre will have a chance to hear an update about the building's future in a public meeting this week, when developers will present their plans for the former all-male strip club.

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

The new-ish managers of the Castro Theatre got an earful at a town hall they hosted at the beloved movie palace Thursday night, an event that easily drew several hundred people and went on more than an hour longer than planned.

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Out candidates for a variety of races have won their primary races and now head to the November elections.

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

  • CRIME
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 11, 2022

The San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has reported an alleged theft by one of their own members of "a significant sum of SPI funds ... taken for improper personal purposes."

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Two hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are moving forward in the state Legislature. They come amid a yearslong rise in street harassment and attacks motivated by racial bias toward API individuals.

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

OutRight Action International has officially announced that Maria Sjödin is the international LGBTQ organization's new executive director.

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Ugandan authorities denied registration of Uganda's leading LGBTQ rights organization last week, calling it an "illegal entity."

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the state's Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first out LGBTQ woman and second out African American to serve on it.

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Oakland resident Nick Resnick, a married father of two sons, is vying for a seat on the school board that oversees the Oakland Unified School District.

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 10, 2022

Now that San Francisco, California, and the U.S. have emergency declarations for monkeypox in effect, officials at all levels of government must quickly ramp up efforts for testing, vaccinations, and treatment.

South Bay student paves leadership path

South Bay student paves leadership path

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

It may have been a summer of leisure for many high school students, but not for 17-year-old Amara Fernandes.

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

Long regarded as nonpartisan, the nation's school boards recently have been identified as crucial battlegrounds by right-wing and conservative groups, while LGBTQ advocates want to see greater diversity on them.

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

  • NEWS
  • by Cindy Chadwick
  • Aug 10, 2022

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.