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B.A.R. takes honors at SF press club awards

B.A.R. takes honors at SF press club awards

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 20, 2023

The Bay Area Reporter won several honors at the San Francisco Press Club's journalism awards dinner December 13.

Guest Opinion: Pope's directive represents progress

Guest Opinion: Pope's directive represents progress

  • NEWS
  • by Jim Mitulski
  • Dec 20, 2023

This week something unprecedented happened at the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Pope Francis quietly, yet unmistakably, shifted the rules regarding the honoring of LGBTQ relationships.

Editorial: Lumps of coal bestowed on Newsom, Atkins

Editorial: Lumps of coal bestowed on Newsom, Atkins

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 20, 2023

While there were a lot of good LGBTQ-related bills that came out of Sacramento this year, Governor Gavin Newsom and lesbian outgoing state Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) whiffed on a couple of things.

Out in the World: Uganda's highest court starts hearing on anti-LGBTQ law

Out in the World: Uganda's highest court starts hearing on anti-LGBTQ law

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 20, 2023

Landmark hearings challenging the constitutionality of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act began at the East African country's Constitutional Court December 18.

Difference between kleptomania and shoplifting addiction

Difference between kleptomania and shoplifting addiction

  • NEWS
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Dec 20, 2023

Shoplifting is a very common issue all throughout the world, and the US is no exception, with approximately one in every eleven Americans having shoplifted at least once in their lives.

AG mum on Brown inquiry, but big announcement in Monterrosa case

AG mum on Brown inquiry, but big announcement in Monterrosa case

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

California Attorney General Rob Bonta's office is still investigating the shooting death of Banko Brown, but announced there is inclusive evidence to prosecute a Vallejo officer in the death of Sean Monterrosa back in 2020.

Sex worker confessed to killing man at Crissy Field, feds say

Sex worker confessed to killing man at Crissy Field, feds say

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

A transgender woman working as a sex worker confessed to killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field, federal prosecutors state in court documents, though she has pleaded not guilty to homicide charges.

US led world in daddies, Grindr states in year-end report

US led world in daddies, Grindr states in year-end report

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

The United States led the world in the percentage of Grindr users who describe themselves as daddies this year, according to "Grindr Unwrapped,"

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Bang Like a Porn Star' book will be removed from Missouri library

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

The author of a book on gay male sexuality is speaking out after his work was caught in an imbroglio over its inclusion in a Missouri public library.

Pope Francis approves blessings for Catholic same-sex couples

Pope Francis approves blessings for Catholic same-sex couples

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 18, 2023

Advocates for LGBTQ people in the Roman Catholic Church are pleased by Pope Francis' significant change of tact Monday, now allowing priests to bless couples in same-sex relationships.

Political Notes: Out Stockton, Santa Cruz candidates secure key endorsers

Political Notes: Out Stockton, Santa Cruz candidates secure key endorsers

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 18, 2023

Out candidates seeking local offices in the Central Valley and along California's Central Coast picked up key endorsements this month for their campaigns.

California health officials pilot LGBTQ data collection plan

California health officials pilot LGBTQ data collection plan

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2023

As it continues to address lapses in its gathering of LGBTQ health information, California's health department is piloting a plan in Los Angeles County for sharing sexual orientation and gender identity data.

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 13, 2023

Drag artists who helped organize pop-up performances around San Francisco as part of SF is a Drag earlier this month apologized December 13 for a lack of security after a performer was met with aggression after they protested in support of Palestinians.

Lesbian federal appellate bench nominee Berner faces US Senate Judiciary Committee

Lesbian federal appellate bench nominee Berner faces US Senate Judiciary Committee

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 13, 2023

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from two attorneys aspiring to become federal appellate judges — including lesbian Nicole Berner who played a major role in an Israeli Supreme Court case that ruled a child can legally have two mothers.