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Comcast fellows announced for LGBTQ, Black publications

Comcast fellows announced for LGBTQ, Black publications

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 22, 2024

News is Out and Word In Black together announced the 16 fellows selected for The Digital Equity Local Voices Lab, a new initiative powered by Comcast NBCUniversal to place journalists at 16 Black and LGBTQ+ serving news publications across the country.

Public chimes in on Sacramento LGBTQ history efforts

Public chimes in on Sacramento LGBTQ history efforts

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 19, 2024

While some community members were a little skeptical about the prospect of an LGBTQ historic district in Sacramento, many expressed their desire to see the role queer people played in the River City's past be told.

Biden administration finalizes protections for LGBTQ students

Biden administration finalizes protections for LGBTQ students

  • NEWS
  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Apr 19, 2024

National LGBTQ organizations praised the Biden administration Friday after the U.S. Department of Education issued its final rule that revises Title IX, a federal civil rights law, and addresses trans students.

Civil rights groups speak out on California same-sex wedding cake case

Civil rights groups speak out on California same-sex wedding cake case

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 17, 2024

A Bay Area legal group was one of several organizations that filed amicus briefs in support of the state's appeal of a lower court decision that a Bakersfield bakery has a right not to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 17, 2024

Anti-LGBTQ bills and new laws are spreading around the world, including in several African nations and the former Soviet republic of Belarus.

Guest Opinion: Nature's way

Guest Opinion: Nature's way

  • NEWS
  • by Jonathan Vigliotti
  • Apr 17, 2024

In Northern California, a month's worth of rain poured on a burn scar in a single day.

With book, CBS reporter Vigliotti recounts covering a warming planet

With book, CBS reporter Vigliotti recounts covering a warming planet

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

In 2018, Jonathan Vigliotti was working as a foreign correspondent based out of CBS News' London bureau. To say it was a coveted journalism job would be an understatement.

Beat generation's Jane 'Jae' Whitaker dies

Beat generation's Jane 'Jae' Whitaker dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 17, 2024

Jane Ethel "Jae" Whitaker, a Black lesbian who experienced San Francisco at the height of the Beat generation, died March 27. She was 86.

Business Briefing: Couple crafts kink lifestyle for clients

Business Briefing: Couple crafts kink lifestyle for clients

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

Mel Andre long had worked in the building trade, serving as a contractor in their professional capacity.

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Apr 17, 2024

There are three stories that have recently crossed my desk, each of which are unrelated, but together paint a very descriptive image of what's wrong with the way non-trans people are speaking about trans lives.

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 17, 2024

The Oakland Roots Sports Club, a professional soccer team in the East Bay city, has announced a partnership with the local queer-owned Sincere Cider company timed with Earth Day, which is formally observed Monday, April 22, but celebrated all month.

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

A key part of Palo Alto City Council candidate Katie Causey's platform is seeing her hometown host its own Pride event.

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 17, 2024

There's a final online public survey being commissioned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and South of Market community organizations to determine the name of a new park at Natoma and 11th streets.

Obituaries: Michael Alan Moser

Obituaries: Michael Alan Moser

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 17, 2024

The obituary for Michael Alan Moser, who spent decades as an IT manager at the National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco.