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Out in the World: Tentative date set for court case against Uganda's anti-LGBTQ bill

Out in the World: Tentative date set for court case against Uganda's anti-LGBTQ bill

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 13, 2023

A trial date for Uganda's anti-LGBTQ law has been tentatively set for December 18 by the country's Constitutional Court in Kampala.

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 13, 2023

Matt Yee, a gay man who performed on gay cruises and in other venues, including San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub Oasis, died December 2 at Queens Medical West in Oahu, Hawaii.

Business Briefing: Checking off the gift list at Noe Valley shops

Business Briefing: Checking off the gift list at Noe Valley shops

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 13, 2023

Just over the hill from San Francisco's Castro district is another neighborhood long a welcoming home to the city's LGBTQ community.

Menorah glows in the Castro

Menorah glows in the Castro

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 13, 2023

The Castro celebrated the Jewish Festival of Lights December 11 with a menorah lighting at Jane Warner Plaza.

Editorial: Becerra's HHS is moving on health equity

Editorial: Becerra's HHS is moving on health equity

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 13, 2023

Earlier this week, Xavier Becerra, the Health and Human Services secretary in the Biden administration, held a meeting with leaders from LGBTQI+ civil rights organizations.

Upper Market mural shines

Upper Market mural shines

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 13, 2023

The restoration of a mural on upper Market Street near the intersection of 18th Street has been completed.

Transmissions: A holiday wish

Transmissions: A holiday wish

The holidays were different when I was younger. Lacking the internet, one would eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Sears catalog at your front door around August or September.

Obituaries: Tom Florek

Obituaries: Tom Florek

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 13, 2023

The obituary for Tom Florek, who worked at the San Francisco Visitors Bureau for many years and enjoyed travel and scuba diving.

Last large HIV vaccine trial fails

Last large HIV vaccine trial fails

  • NEWS
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 13, 2023

The last large HIV vaccine study has been halted ahead of schedule after researchers determined "there is little or no chance of the trial demonstrating vaccine efficacy in preventing HIV acquisition," according to a December 6 announcement.

Political Notebook: Out Sausalito councilmember Kellman runs for CA lt. gov

Political Notebook: Out Sausalito councilmember Kellman runs for CA lt. gov

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 13, 2023

Gay Sausalito City Councilmember Janelle Kellman has her eyes set on making political history in California come 2026 with her bid for lieutenant governor.

City College to name building after Britt

City College to name building after Britt

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 12, 2023

Three years after trustees first voted on the idea, a building at City College of San Francisco will be renamed for the late Harry Britt, a gay man who succeeded Harvey Milk on the Board of Supervisors following his assassination.

US Supreme Court rejects appeal of conversion therapy ban

US Supreme Court rejects appeal of conversion therapy ban

  • LEGAL
  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 12, 2023

LGBTQ legal activists expressed relief Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a therapist who challenged Washington state's law prohibiting conversion therapy for minors.

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

LGBTQ Agenda: A Republican and a Democrat talk about changing conservative minds in fight for equality

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 12, 2023

Two changemakers from conservative parts of the country said that forging relationships across America's social and political divides is crucial to advancing the cause of LGBTQ equality.

Gay Emeryville councilmember Bauters seeks open Alameda supe seat

Gay Emeryville councilmember Bauters seeks open Alameda supe seat

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 11, 2023

Gay Emeryville City Councilmember John Bauters filed paperwork Monday to seek an open seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.