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Alameda to hold Pride weekend

Alameda to hold Pride weekend

Alameda, an island city in the East Bay, will celebrate its inaugural Pride festivities this weekend with an all-ages prom, park party, a block party, and more.

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Several faith-based and human rights organizations have issued a call to action on behalf of Salesh "Sal" Prasad, an LGBTQ community member who's in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces deportation to Fiji.

News Briefs: Transgender Law Center to mark 20th year with virtual party

News Briefs: Transgender Law Center to mark 20th year with virtual party

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 5, 2022

The Transgender Law Center will mark its 20th anniversary with a virtual party Thursday, October 13, starting at 5 p.m.

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 5, 2022

With 14 propositions on the San Francisco ballot, it's a long one this year.

SF MPX cases declining

SF MPX cases declining

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 5, 2022

Both locally and nationally, health care and medical officials are allowing themselves to feel something they haven't enjoyed in a while: cautious optimism.

Political Notebook: Despite vetoing 2 LGBTQ bills, Newsom garners praise

Political Notebook: Despite vetoing 2 LGBTQ bills, Newsom garners praise

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 5, 2022

Despite vetoing two LGBTQ bills this legislative session, California Governor Gavin Newsom is garnering praise from LGBTQ groups for signing into law 17 other pieces of legislation expanding rights for LGBTQ individuals.

Fun at the Castro fair

Fun at the Castro fair

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 5, 2022

The Castro Street Fair was a little smaller, but saw good crowds come out to enjoy the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Michael Ritter, a retired San Francisco State University professor and longtime Castro resident, died September 16 while swimming in San Francisco Bay.

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Adrian Shanker, the highly accomplished activist who left the community center he founded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, only six months ago to lead Marin County's Spahr Center, is on the move again.

Transmissions: Gwen Araujo and the steady trickle of anti-trans violence

Transmissions: Gwen Araujo and the steady trickle of anti-trans violence

Around 20 years ago, somewhere in the middle of October 2002, I was talking with another trans activist friend of mine.

LGBTQ Agenda: Pentagon office finds fears of gay service were unfounded, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Pentagon office finds fears of gay service were unfounded, report says

A report by a top military research office concludes that fears of LGBTQ service in the military were unfounded.

Additional sites eyed for SF leather history walk plaques

Additional sites eyed for SF leather history walk plaques

An additional 46 historic sites throughout San Francisco's South of Market district are being eyed for inclusion in what has been dubbed the Leather History Cruise.

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

The U.S. Supreme Court began its 2022-23 session Monday with a new justice and likely LGBTQ cases being heard.

San Francisco GLBT Historical Society names new ED

San Francisco GLBT Historical Society names new ED

Just in time for LGBTQ History Month, the San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society has chosen a new leader, and it's a familiar one to many in the community.