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B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 27, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has completed its editorials of endorsements for the March 5 primary.

New details emerge in death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

New details emerge in death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 26, 2024

New details have emerged in the case of the 16-year-old nonbinary student who died a day after a physical confrontation in an Oklahoma public school restroom.

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 26, 2024

Candidates in three competitive Bay Area state legislative races were asked to weigh in on whether state action is required to force public school districts to respond to the Equality California Institute's safe schools report card.

SF Bay Area staff at Good Vibrations vote to unionize

SF Bay Area staff at Good Vibrations vote to unionize

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 23, 2024

The staff of Good Vibrations, a Bay Area chain of sex-positive adult toy retailers, has voted to unionize.

SF butch lesbian bartender sues Red Lobster for discrimination

SF butch lesbian bartender sues Red Lobster for discrimination

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 23, 2024

A San Francisco butch lesbian bartender is suing the Red Lobster casual dining chain, alleging that her supervisor discriminated against her in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Trial date set for trans defendant in federal homicide case

Trial date set for trans defendant in federal homicide case

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 23, 2024

A trial date for a transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November was set during a hearing at a federal courthouse Friday.

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

Los Angeles County residents Alex Monteiro and Sade Elhawary are representative of two different camps of political candidates.

Editorial: SF DCCC recommendations

Editorial: SF DCCC recommendations

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 21, 2024

The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee may be the most influential political group that many voters have never heard of.

Guest Opinion: Lee is the choice for US Senate

Guest Opinion: Lee is the choice for US Senate

  • NEWS
  • by Bevan Dufty and Carolyn Wysinger
  • Feb 21, 2024

As Bay Area LGBTQ elected officials, we are proud that both of San Francisco's LGBTQ Democratic clubs — Harvey Milk and Alice B. Toklas — have endorsed Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) for the U.S. Senate.

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

Candidates running in the March primary for California legislative seats are supportive of continuing to keep funds earmarked for a full-scale, freestanding LGBTQ history museum in the Golden State.

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

A voter guide produced by Bay Area Muslims is raising alarms for its grading candidates on if they back "parental rights," a euphemism used by those opposed to rights for LGBTQ youth, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary.

News Briefs: Cathedral City to hold 8th LGBT Days event

News Briefs: Cathedral City to hold 8th LGBT Days event

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 21, 2024

California's Pride season kicks off with the eighth annual LGBT Days in Cathedral City March 8-10.

Transmissions: Bad intentions, bad compromises

Transmissions: Bad intentions, bad compromises

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Feb 21, 2024

I regularly discuss the astounding amount of legislation put forth by lawmakers across the country aimed squarely at trans rights.

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

LGBTQ Agenda: Investigation continues into death of nonbinary Oklahoma student

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

LGBTQ advocates and allies are calling the nation's attention to Oklahoma, where a 16-year-old nonbinary student died a day after a physical confrontation in a school restroom, according to multiple news reports and government agencies.