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Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 31, 2024

It is another Pride season during an election year, meaning political merchandising has gone rainbow-themed.

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Reaction was swift from various LGBTQ leaders to the conviction of former president Donald Trump on all 34 felony counts in his New York hush money case.

San Francisco mayor nominates gay leader Mike Chen to transit board

San Francisco mayor nominates gay leader Mike Chen to transit board

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Gay leader Mike Chen has been nominated by Mayor London Breed to a seat on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board.

SF Mayor Breed: Budget cuts won't include public safety

SF Mayor Breed: Budget cuts won't include public safety

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 30, 2024

San Francisco Mayor London Breed started unveiling what's in her budget proposal for the next two years with a Thursday news release touting that public safety funding will not be cut despite the city's budget deficit.

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 29, 2024

A pansexual San Francisco Libertarian official was dragged out of his party's convention during former President Donald Trump's speech last weekend, just before America's third-largest political party nominated a gay man for president of the U.S.

Target shrinks nonbinary artist's Pride 2024 products

Target shrinks nonbinary artist's Pride 2024 products

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 29, 2024

As Target unveiled its 2024 Pride collection this week, one nonbinary designer is disappointed that the retail giant drastically reduced the number of pieces they were to have provided.

Guest Opinion: Butch bodies are beautiful

Guest Opinion: Butch bodies are beautiful

  • NEWS
  • by Shaley Howard
  • May 29, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, we watched Congressmembers Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) and Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) verbally attack each other during a public meeting of the House Oversight Committee.

SF LGBTQ senior housing awaits funding

SF LGBTQ senior housing awaits funding

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 29, 2024

A year ago, San Francisco planning officials approved a 187-unit affordable housing project aimed at LGBTQ seniors.

Editorial: Target's the definition of 'performative'

Editorial: Target's the definition of 'performative'

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 29, 2024

We have allies and haters. Generally, the LGBTQ community is quick to spot the difference.

News Briefs: Vallejo naval museum to show Fish exhibit

News Briefs: Vallejo naval museum to show Fish exhibit

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 29, 2024

In observance of LGBTQ Pride, the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum will exhibit "Doris Fish: Ego as Artform" during the month of June.

Obituaries: Robert John Ein Jr.

Obituaries: Robert John Ein Jr.

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • May 29, 2024

The obituary for Robert John Ein Jr., who designed video games and was a longtime member of the Rainbows/Satyrs Motorcycle Club.

Transmissions: A holy site

Transmissions: A holy site

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • May 29, 2024

I visited a holy site the other day.

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 29, 2024

With Pride coming up, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging people at risk for mpox, to receive two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to protect themselves from the disease.

The Castro lights up for community 'Brite Nite' event

The Castro lights up for community 'Brite Nite' event

  • NEWS
  • by JL Odom
  • May 29, 2024

San Francisco's Castro neighborhood was aglow over Memorial Day weekend for "Brite Nite," a free, community-focused event featuring Day-Glo decor and dancers in storefronts and glow-themed parties in neighborhood bars.