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SoCal Assembly race with bisexual candidate still to be called

SoCal Assembly race with bisexual candidate still to be called

At the state Capitol Monday afternoon nearly all of the newly elected legislators took their oaths of office. But not present was the new member from Assembly District 47 spanning Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

Salesh Prasad, a queer and bi man in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention, was granted bond by an immigration judge December 5 after a 90-minute hearing at an immigration court in Van Nuys, California.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

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  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Dec 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a case that could carry broad implications for whether and in which circumstances states may enforce certain nondiscrimination rules against purveyors of goods.

Tied Richmond council race with gay candidate to be decided Tuesday

Tied Richmond council race with gay candidate to be decided Tuesday

Tuesday morning, inside the chambers of the Richmond City Council, Cesar Zepeda will learn if he will join the governing body as the representative from the East Bay city's District 2.

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

For two out candidates with Bay Area ties, the November 8 election brought mixed results for their political bids.

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

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

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

Gay Richmond, California city council candidate Cesar Zepeda is tied with his opponent in the race.

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

Sera Fernando, manager at Santa Clara County's Office of LGBTQ Affairs, is alarmed by the findings in a new study released by her office about transgender and nonbinary employment in the county.

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Justice Therese Stewart of San Francisco has broken through another pink judicial ceiling with her confirmation as the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 30, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent announcement that she would step down from the Democratic House leadership when the new Congress begins in January was not unexpected.

Beswick leaves GGBA to start consulting firm

Beswick leaves GGBA to start consulting firm

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

After a year leading the world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce, Terry Beswick has departed the Golden Gate Business Association and struck out on his own as a consultant for small businesses and nonprofits.

Cultural districts offer entrepreneurial opportunities

Cultural districts offer entrepreneurial opportunities

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

Forty-two years ago, leather dominated San Francisco's South of Market district.

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

With city officials set to turn the switch on next week to light the palm trees in the median of upper Market Street, the Castro Community Benefit District is raising money to cover the cost of the electricity bill for doing so.

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

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  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 30, 2022

The LGBTQ Castro neighborhood kicked off the busy shopping season with the lighting of the holiday tree November 28.