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New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 29, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy has launched a campaign to draw attention to proposed changes at the much loved institution — including a plan to remove the seats on the main level.

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

Nearly two decades after the Kinsey Sicks debuted their Christmas show "Oy Vey in a Manger" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, the dragapella group is bringing it back to the LGBTQ nonprofit arts organization for a yuletide residency this year.

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

  • NEWS
  • by Andrew Kelly
  • Jun 29, 2022

Without a doubt, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling overturning Roe v. Wade's right to abortion will go down as one of the most egregious abuses of judicial authority in our country's history.

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 29, 2022

California officials spent last Friday telling the public and reporters that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion.

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

I am sure you don't need me to tell you this: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established constitutional protections for abortion, as part of a 6-3 decision to uphold an abortion ban in Mississippi.

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 29, 2022

Same-sex couples took advantage of additional wedding slots at San Francisco city Hall at the start of Pride weekend.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • CRIME
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

The burning of an LGBTQ Pride flag at an elementary school in Pacifica earlier this month is bringing community members together Tuesday — June 28 — for a unity event.

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

Longtime lesbian artist Debra Walker's nomination to the San Francisco Police Commission moved forward June 27, with the Board of Supervisors rules committee sending it to the full board but without a recommendation.

Fights, reported chemical spray mar SF Pride festival

Fights, reported chemical spray mar SF Pride festival

As the first in-person Pride parade and festival since 2019 was winding down June 26, the celebration was cut short after someone sprayed what may have been Mace into a crowd outside the main stage at Civic Center.

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

Political Notes: Biden backs federal LGBTQ data collection bill

President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind federal legislation that would improve LGBTQ demographic data collection in the U.S.

CA officials decry Supreme Court's Roe decision

CA officials decry Supreme Court's Roe decision

California women lawmakers and elected officials decried the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade during a Zoom call Friday and vowed to make the state a "safe haven" for people who give birth.

SFPD plans heavy deployment during Pride weekend

SFPD plans heavy deployment during Pride weekend

With the first in-person Pride celebration since 2019 finally here, San Francisco Police Department officials are calling on the public to keep their eyes open for any suspicious behavior as they enjoy the festivities.

Challenges of Finding Love as an LGBTQ+ Person

Challenges of Finding Love as an LGBTQ+ Person

  • NEWS
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 24, 2022

Dating is hard for everyone, but members of the LGBTQ+ community oftentimes face more challenges than straight people. Here are some of the most common issues.