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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.

Padilla touts marriage act in SF visit; officiates vow renewal ceremony

Padilla touts marriage act in SF visit; officiates vow renewal ceremony

Wiping away tears from her eyes, Tessa Chavez recited a renewal of her wedding vows to spouse Cyn Wang during a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall December 2 that was officiated by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla.

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

  • NEWS
  • 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

  • NEWS
  • 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

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

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

Guest Opinion: Changing the pattern for a future without AIDS

Guest Opinion: Changing the pattern for a future without AIDS

  • NEWS
  • by John Cunningham
  • Nov 30, 2022

As our community comes together this World AIDS Day, it's hard not to look around and see who's missing — our friends, lovers, and family we've lost over four decades of this horrific, cruel disease.

LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

  • NEWS
  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 30, 2022

The ordinary rights of LGBTQ people are on the line again at the U.S. Supreme Court with a case seeking to allow any business to deny service to a customer by claiming a personal objection to treating that that customer the same as others.

Transmissions: No more

Transmissions: No more

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 30, 2022

It was late in the evening of November 19 at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

  • NEWS
  • 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.

Political Notebook: Eggman to chair historic CA LGBTQ caucus

Political Notebook: Eggman to chair historic CA LGBTQ caucus

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

When lesbian state Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) assumes leadership of the affinity group for California LGBTQ legislators in January, she will preside over the largest caucus of out lawmakers since it was formed in 2002.

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

  • NEWS
  • 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.