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Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The friend of a gay Native American security guard who was shot and killed in San Francisco's Japantown earlier this month remembered him as someone who "was always striving to make his dreams come true ..."

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2023

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 12, 2023

Police in Kenya have arrested four people in connection to the gruesome January 2 killing of gay fashion designer, model, and activist Edwin Chiloba.

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Jan 5, 2023

Today drag queen storybook readings for children have been opportunistically subverted by the far right using an old and recurring slur that it is a ruse used by pedophiles to "groom" children for abuse.

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 4, 2023

If 2022 was one of the worst years on record in terms of anti-trans legislation in various state legislatures, the LGBTQ community should prepare for what portends to be an equally bad year in 2023.

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

This year's op-art shines a light on transphobia, which sadly has been on the rise across the country.

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 2, 2022

Homophobia is on a deadly rise in recent years as hate crimes against LGBTQ people increase around the world.

Transmissions: No more

Transmissions: No more

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 30, 2022

It was late in the evening of November 19 at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A Tragic Week

A Tragic Week

  • by reprint from the December 6, 1978 edition of the Bay Area Reporter
  • Nov 27, 2022

The murder of Mayor George Moscone and SuperĀ­visor Harvey Milk brought forth thousands of mourners who moved about for days in a state of shock.

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

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

  • 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.

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the "China virus" or "kung flu:" Hate.