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Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The object of love and much adoration and — lately — plenty of controversy, the Castro Theatre is the crown jewel of the Castro neighborhood.

Horne celebrates lifetime grand marshal honor

Horne celebrates lifetime grand marshal honor

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

Black trans activist Andrea Horne is an imposing woman. It's something in the way she carries herself, perhaps, her bearing, her sense of self.

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2022

Maia Kobabe has the distinction of having written the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association and PEN America, the writers' advocacy group Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists.

Political Notebook: San Francisco 1st city to track LGBTQ workforce

Political Notebook: San Francisco 1st city to track LGBTQ workforce

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

San Francisco has become the first known city to track its LGBTQ workforce as well as to ask applicants for city and county jobs what is their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Monkeypox and COVID: Staying safe during Pride

Monkeypox and COVID: Staying safe during Pride

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 22, 2022

More than two years into the pandemic, people are ready to party, but COVID-19 is still with us, and the emergence of monkeypox among gay and bisexual men presents a new health threat.

Editorial: If you see something, say something

Editorial: If you see something, say something

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 22, 2022

If you see something, say something. That appeal to the public gained traction after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, today, remains relevant as the LGBTQ community prepares to celebrate the first in-person San Francisco Pride events since 2019.

Downtown Merced is ready for its close-up

Downtown Merced is ready for its close-up

  • NEWS
  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 22, 2022

Downtown Merced is making a dramatic comeback and LGBTQs are helping to lead the way.

Guest Opinion: Beyond the bubble: Pride in Israel from the North to the South

Guest Opinion: Beyond the bubble: Pride in Israel from the North to the South

Located at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is internationally recognized as the LGBTQ+ capital of the Middle East.

Guest Opinion: LGBTQs ready for smoke-free bar patios this Pride

Guest Opinion: LGBTQs ready for smoke-free bar patios this Pride

  • NEWS
  • by Amaya Wooding
  • Jun 22, 2022

It's Pride 2022, and we are back in the streets to celebrate in-person again!

Puttin' a polish on leather alley

Puttin' a polish on leather alley

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 22, 2022

People stopped by Ringold Alley in San Francisco's South of Market district Saturday, June 18, to celebrate the revival of the leather space.

South Bay LGBTQ office hires new manager

South Bay LGBTQ office hires new manager

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Santa Clara County's Office of LGBTQ Affairs has a new leader. Sera Fernando, a Filipina asexual queer transgender person, was named leader of the county department June 13.

Obituaries: Donald Dean Price

Obituaries: Donald Dean Price

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 22, 2022

The obituary for Donald Dean Price, a longtime volunteer for many causes.

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Cameroon-born performance artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season #1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet believes in the power of drag.

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The world governing body for competitive swimming, FINA, has banned most trans female athletes from participating in elite levels of competition.