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CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the state's Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first out LGBTQ woman and second out African American to serve on it.

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

Long regarded as nonpartisan, the nation's school boards recently have been identified as crucial battlegrounds by right-wing and conservative groups, while LGBTQ advocates want to see greater diversity on them.

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 10, 2022

Now that San Francisco, California, and the U.S. have emergency declarations for monkeypox in effect, officials at all levels of government must quickly ramp up efforts for testing, vaccinations, and treatment.

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Oakland resident Nick Resnick, a married father of two sons, is vying for a seat on the school board that oversees the Oakland Unified School District.

South Bay student paves leadership path

South Bay student paves leadership path

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

It may have been a summer of leisure for many high school students, but not for 17-year-old Amara Fernandes.

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

  • NEWS
  • by Cindy Chadwick
  • Aug 10, 2022

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

If one goes looking, they can find plenty of online quizzes and tests that will supposedly tell them just how transgender they are.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 10, 2022

Readers weigh in on the monkeypox vaccine lines in SF and the author of a new book on the gay history of Washington, D.D.

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

When some LGBTQ kids go back to school in various Southern states this year at the end of their summer breaks, they may find support in a surprisingly intimate little detail. Handwritten notes of encouragement. From strangers.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

The four candidates vying for the District 6 supervisorial seat, which is up for grabs in this November's election, faced off in a polite first major debate of the campaign.

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author Elana Dykewomon died in her Oakland home August 7, just hours before a staged reading of her first play over Zoom. She was 72.

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died August 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas. She was 82.

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified the city's public health emergency declaration for the monkeypox outbreak at a special meeting August 8.