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Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

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  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 24, 2022

On the island of O'ahu, a short walk from the historic gay bar Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and touristy gay Kuhio Beach Park, a locus of healing and pilgrimage has been re-remembered on Waikīkī Beach through a reclaimed legend of transgender healing spirits.

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

Walking onto the steps of City Hall Wednesday to Queen's "We are the Champions," Oakland Mayor-elect Sheng Thao thanked those who voted for her and vowed to be a mayor for all residents — even if they supported another candidate during the campaign.

Friends searching for missing SF gay man

Friends searching for missing SF gay man

Worried friends are searching for a missing gay San Francisco man, last heard from over a week ago.

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

Two out dads scored historic victories in the November 8 election by winning seats on their East Bay cities' school boards, while two out Bay Area female education leaders also scored historic wins.

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 22, 2022

We are angry and grieving after another senseless mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub — a venue that is supposed to be a safe space where we can be ourselves with our queer and allied friends, family, and lovers.

World AIDS Day draws attention to the epidemic

World AIDS Day draws attention to the epidemic

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 22, 2022

As they have for the past 34 years, AIDS activists along with LGBTQ and health organizations will be gathering at events around the Bay Area Thursday, December 1, to mark World AIDS Day.

Political Notebook: At San Francisco Friendsgiving event, attendees give thanks

Political Notebook: At San Francisco Friendsgiving event, attendees give thanks

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 22, 2022

At a drag-themed Friendsgiving co-hosted by 21Seeds Tequila and famed San Francisco drag personality Juanita MORE!, attendees gave thanks for the past year and the outcome of the midterm elections.

Castro leaders discuss how to expand queer spaces in the neighborhood

Castro leaders discuss how to expand queer spaces in the neighborhood

  • NEWS
  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 22, 2022

One recent evening, in a dimly lit empty storefront in the Castro, several dozen locals gathered to hear a panel of neighborhood leaders discuss strategies to preserve and expand queer spaces in the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

  • ANTI HATE
  • by Joyce Newstat and Scott Wiener
  • Nov 22, 2022

Every year, at the beginning of Pride Month, we put on our parkas and wool caps and head up to Twin Peaks to light the incredible pink triangle installation.

News Briefs: Castro holiday tree lighting coming up

News Briefs: Castro holiday tree lighting coming up

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 22, 2022

The Castro Merchants Association will hold its holiday tree lighting ceremony Monday, November 28, at 6 p.m. at Castro and 18th streets, in front of the Bank of America building.

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

Gay U.S. House candidate Will Rollins, center, has conceded his race against conservative Riverside County Republican Congressmember Ken Calvert

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Sex worker advocate Carol Leigh dies

Carol Leigh, a bisexual sex worker activist and artist also known as Scarlot Harlot, died November 16 at her home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer.

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

SF LGBTQs mourn victims in Colorado Springs shooting

Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district was filled with mourners Sunday night, grieving the loss of life following a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs November 19 that left five people dead.

Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

Nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist launches effort to benefit Southern LGBTQ agencies

Six months ago, amid a flurry of anti-transgender legislation being passed across the country, nonbinary Oakland tattoo artist Cedre Csillagi first contemplated launching something to bring awareness to trans issues.