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Guest Opinion: Advice for queer women — run for office

Guest Opinion: Advice for queer women — run for office

  • NEWS
  • by Emma Heiken
  • Jun 12, 2024

In the 1990s, queer women were having their moment in San Francisco. Mary Ellen Cunha and Peggy Forster had proudly opened the windows of Twin Peaks Tavern for all the world to see.

Editorial: Holding Newsom to his pledge

Editorial: Holding Newsom to his pledge

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 12, 2024

We were pleased that Governor Gavin Newsom came to San Francisco last week to help launch the Northern California kick-off of the Freedom to Marry ballot initiative.

Transgender artist's murals debut at SFO Milk terminal

Transgender artist's murals debut at SFO Milk terminal

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 12, 2024

A vibrant cornucopia of flowers, fruits, butterflies, canines, and flora-headed figures awaits airline travelers arriving to San Francisco International Airport via its Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

Political Notebook: San Francisco declares itself a transgender sanctuary city

Political Notebook: San Francisco declares itself a transgender sanctuary city

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 12, 2024

San Francisco supervisors have officially designated the city as a sanctuary for transgender and other gender-nonconforming individuals.

SF fog welcomes pink triangle

SF fog welcomes pink triangle

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 12, 2024

San Francisco's famous fog made for a drizzly pink triangle installation ceremony June 8, but the show went on.

Rally held for HIV/AIDS funding

Rally held for HIV/AIDS funding

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 12, 2024

HIV activists, many from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and their supporters held a march and rally Friday, June 7, to call attention to their HIV community budget proposal.

Obituaries: James Edward Riffe

Obituaries: James Edward Riffe

The obituary for James Edward Riffe, who was better known by his alter ego, Strange de Jim.

Obituaries: James ("Jim," "Jimmy," "Jimmie") Charles Johnson

Obituaries: James ("Jim," "Jimmy," "Jimmie") Charles Johnson

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 12, 2024

The obituary for the Reverend James Charles Johnson, who was a swing and tap dancer and worked at a variety of companies.

Transmissions: Frustrated by Biden's Pride proclamation

Transmissions: Frustrated by Biden's Pride proclamation

While President Joe Biden has issued a Pride Month proclamation and has done things to help the LGBTQ community, there is still frustration, especially compared to when Biden served as vice president.

Obituaries: William (Bill) Aro Hill

Obituaries: William (Bill) Aro Hill

The obituary for William (Bill) Aro Hill, who worked with gay rights pioneer Harry Hay.

Funeral services for Michelle Henry announced

Funeral services for Michelle Henry announced

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 11, 2024

A transgender San Francisco woman who was killed last month will be mourned with funeral services and other events in the city later this week.

Debra Walker confirmed for SF police commission

Debra Walker confirmed for SF police commission

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 11, 2024

Debra Walker, a lesbian who served on the San Francisco Police Commission for nearly two years before her term expired, won reappointment after being confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

New mascot, same Besties as balloting starts

New mascot, same Besties as balloting starts

  • BESTIES
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 11, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has kicked off balloting for its annual LGBTQ Best of the Bay readers' poll and the paper has a new mascot — the image of a Wild Parrot of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco's official animal.

LGBTQ Agenda: Companies working on lifting restrictions on HIV-positive people in clinical trials

LGBTQ Agenda: Companies working on lifting restrictions on HIV-positive people in clinical trials

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 11, 2024

A nonprofit organization is working on getting health care companies to drop restrictions preventing people who are HIV-positive or who are on PrEP from participating in some clinical trials, such as studies that focus on treating cancer.