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Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ center closes

Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ center closes

  • NEWS
  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jan 9, 2024

Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ center, SETAC, which focused on health and wellness and ran the city's PrEP program, effectively closed late last month amid financial struggles and allegations from employees of mistreatment and management.

Trans woman sues SF-based nonprofit for retaliation

Trans woman sues SF-based nonprofit for retaliation

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 9, 2024

A transgender woman fired by a San Francisco-based nonprofit has filed a lawsuit alleging retaliation after she said that she was harassed by a supervisor and terminated after she complained.

Political Notebook: Gay GOPer DeMaio could find cold welcome from LGBTQ caucus

Political Notebook: Gay GOPer DeMaio could find cold welcome from LGBTQ caucus

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2024

LGBTQ state lawmakers are wondering if gay Republican Carl DeMaio would want to join their affinity group if he is elected to an Assembly seat.

LGBTQ Agenda: Documentary asks how 'homosexuals' ended up in English-language Bibles

LGBTQ Agenda: Documentary asks how 'homosexuals' ended up in English-language Bibles

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 9, 2024

A filmmaker's efforts to find affirmation from her parents led her on a journey culminating in a documentary on how a translation of the Bible lent justification to homophobia.

Political Notes: Low, Bauters rack up endorsements in their House, supervisor races

Political Notes: Low, Bauters rack up endorsements in their House, supervisor races

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 8, 2024

Gay men Assemblymember Evan Low and Emeryville City Councilmember John Bauters have racked up endorsements in their respective U.S. House and Alameda County supervisor races.

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate blasted for possible ethics breach

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate blasted for possible ethics breach

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 5, 2024

A gay Alameda County Superior Court commissioner who is running for judge said that he voted for District Attorney Pamela Price in 2022, a move that could violate judicial ethics and raises questions about impartiality.

Out in the World: Democracy, LGBTQ rights were threatened around the world in 2023

Out in the World: Democracy, LGBTQ rights were threatened around the world in 2023

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 4, 2024

The year 2023 was marked by a severe global assault on LGBTQ rights and unexpected challenges and progress.

Former SF supe aide Tom Cooper dies in New York

Former SF supe aide Tom Cooper dies in New York

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 3, 2024

Tom Cooper, a gay man who once worked for former San Francisco supervisor Annemarie Conroy before launching a successful real estate career in New York City, died December 26.

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 3, 2024

Sure, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will tell the public that he is following Pope Francis' recent directive to allow priests to bless couples in same-sex relationships.

SOMA leather decals defaced with anti-police rhetoric

SOMA leather decals defaced with anti-police rhetoric

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 3, 2024

Nearly 20 leather pride flag decals wrapped around light posts in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood have been vandalized, according to the Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District.

SF Supervisor Engardio focuses on joy of job

SF Supervisor Engardio focuses on joy of job

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 3, 2024

During his first year representing the city's fourth supervisorial district, San Francisco Supervisor Joel Engardio weathered a number of stormy situations.

Political Notebook: Legislative candidates vow to strengthen CA being a trans refuge

Political Notebook: Legislative candidates vow to strengthen CA being a trans refuge

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 3, 2024

California lawmakers in 2022 declared the Golden State to be a refuge for transgender kids and their parents fleeing transphobic laws in their home states.

News Briefs: Groups to detail fight to save Castro Theatre

News Briefs: Groups to detail fight to save Castro Theatre

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 3, 2024

Historians, preservationists, and community organizers will hold a public panel discussion on the fight to save the Castro Theatre Thursday, January 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Roxie Theater.

Obituaries: Jack Lasner

Obituaries: Jack Lasner

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 3, 2024

The obituary for Jack Lasner, who appeared in a 2017 documentary about older gay men.