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Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

William "Bill" Longen, a gay man who was an Emmy-winning TV news producer, a former manager of the Castro Theatre, and the co-founder of an early AIDS support group, died January 1, his friends recently announced.

Brittney Griner's drama in a comic: basketball star's life told visually

Brittney Griner's drama in a comic: basketball star's life told visually

  • SPORTS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jan 24, 2023

Brittney Griner's inspirational life story has now been immortalized in a new comic book published by TidalWave Comics, "Female Force: Brittney Griner."

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

Harvey's, the LGBTQ bar and restaurant that welcomed tourists and regulars alike to the Castro for over a quarter century, abruptly closed its doors late Sunday, striking a blow to the queer neighborhood seeing more and more empty storefronts.

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club have elected Jeffrey Kwong to lead the progressive political group in 2023.

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Tensions are rising between the United Kingdom's national government and Scotland over transgender rights.

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Two months after losing his bid for a state Senate seat, gay veteran Joseph C. Rocha of Escondido has launched his campaign for an open San Diego County Assembly seat that will be on the ballot in 2024.

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another large trial has been halted after Johnson & Johnson's experimental HIV vaccine failed to prevent infection, according to a January 18 announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

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

One day in 2021 Gia Angel Regalado received a call from a staffer at San Francisco's Transgender District to inform her about a new grant program aimed at assisting local artists whose finances had been impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Groups mull '24 ballot measure on 'zombie' Prop 8

Groups mull '24 ballot measure on 'zombie' Prop 8

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

Nearly lost among the celebrations late last year when the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act and President Joe Biden signed it was the fact that California still has the same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 on the books, technically speaking.

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 18, 2023

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) needs to make her decision soon about retiring or running for reelection in 2024.

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

Voters' decisions last November to ratify two closures of major San Francisco thoroughfares to cars may prefigure further, more substantial changes to where drivers can rev their engines.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 18, 2023

Black nonbinary queer professor Arnetta Villela-Smith is co-chairing Skyline College's new ethnic studies department that was recently launched.

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

AIDS/LifeCycle, the seven-day, 545-mile bike ride fundraiser traversing the Golden State from San Francisco to Los Angeles, has announced a new finish line in Santa Monica for this year's event.