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Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2022

Bryan Ruby is spreading his love of baseball and bringing visibility to LGBTQ ballplayers in Europe this summer.

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

Within 24 hours of being contacted by the Bay Area Reporter, Google has restored the GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel that was suddenly taken down last month with little explanation other than an alleged violation of sexually explicit content.

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission on August 17 approved the designation of the Tenderloin intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, and 101 Taylor Street, as an official city landmark.

Editorial: Evans' identity is important

Editorial: Evans' identity is important

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 17, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom made history last week with his nominations of two women to serve on the state Supreme Court.

Political Notebook: Out candidates again enter SF education races

Political Notebook: Out candidates again enter SF education races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 17, 2022

Two gay men are again seeking educational posts in San Francisco that they previously sought and lost.

Guest Opinion: Tips for parents talking to college-age students about drugs

Guest Opinion: Tips for parents talking to college-age students about drugs

  • by Michael Leach
  • Aug 17, 2022

Beginning college or university means taking on more responsibility, making adult choices, and facing the consequences of some of these decisions.

News Briefs: Lambda Legal's Pizer receives award

News Briefs: Lambda Legal's Pizer receives award

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 17, 2022

Jennifer Pizer, the acting chief legal officer at Lambda Defense and Education Fund, recently received a top honor from the LGBTQ+ Bar at its conference in Los Angeles.

Obituaries: Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris

Obituaries: Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris

  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 17, 2022

The obituary for Kenneth Joseph Fitzharris, who used to co-own the Bootcamp in San Francisco, and the Paradise Cove in Guerneville.

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 17, 2022

Chuck Colbert, a gay man who was a freelance reporter for the Bay Area Reporter for many years, died June 30. He was 67.

Castro merchants demand beds for unhoused residents in letter to SF officials

Castro merchants demand beds for unhoused residents in letter to SF officials

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

A letter decrying the increasingly difficult circumstances under which small businesses in the Castro find themselves struggling has been emailed to various city officials, including Mayor London Breed.

SF Latino gay men are hard hit by monkeypox outbreak

SF Latino gay men are hard hit by monkeypox outbreak

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 17, 2022

Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men account for nearly 30% of monkeypox cases in San Francisco, almost twice their share of the population, according to the latest data from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

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

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

  • 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.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 16, 2022

Joining the attorneys general of 14 other states and Washington, D.C., California Attorney General Rob Bonta has signed onto an amicus brief in a lawsuit opposing Florida's notorious House Bill 1557 — the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 15, 2022

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.