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SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 14, 2024

Same-sex couples sat next to one another as San Francisco Mayor London Breed recalled that magical moment 20 years ago when they could wed at City Hall.

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

For the third year in a row Rebecca Prozan is chairing the advocacy organization sf.citi, which bills itself as "the voice" for the various technology businesses that have a footprint in San Francisco.

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

Back in 2013 Alex Garcia moved to San Francisco to work on placing a statewide hospital reform measure on the ballot.

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

There is one statewide measure on the March 5 ballot. Proposition 1 authorizes $6.38 billion in bonds to build mental health treatment facilities for those with mental health and substance use challenges.

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

San Francisco voters will determine a number of important issues on the March 5 ballot.

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

  • NEWS
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 14, 2024

Several factors, including discrimination, homelessness, and violence, help explain why transgender women have a higher risk for HIV, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 14, 2024

A foreign policy organization writes about its endorsement of gay Southern California congressional candidate Jirair Ratevosian, Ph.D.

News Briefs: Former trans law center ED moves to task force

News Briefs: Former trans law center ED moves to task force

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 14, 2024

Kris Hayashi, formerly the executive director of the Oakland-based Transgender Law Center, has been hired for a top position with the National LGBTQ Task Force.

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

Former San Francisco mayor Mark Farrell made the case for unseating his successor and returning him to City Hall at his campaign announcement February 13.

Former SF mayor Farrell jumps into 2024 mayoral race

Former SF mayor Farrell jumps into 2024 mayoral race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 13, 2024

Following the death of San Francisco mayor Ed Lee in late 2017, then-supervisor Mark Farrell briefly took over as mayor when a majority of his board colleagues elected him to the position.

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

A survey released last month shows 28% of Generation Z adults identify as something other than straight.

SF supervisors' panel recommends Stud's Davis for entertainment commission

SF supervisors' panel recommends Stud's Davis for entertainment commission

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 12, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee voted unanimously to recommend a co-owner of the Stud LGBTQ bar to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission February 12.

Political Notes: 2024 elections could bring Wiener allies on restricting intersex surgeries

Political Notes: 2024 elections could bring Wiener allies on restricting intersex surgeries

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 12, 2024

Over the course of four successive legislative sessions, starting in 2019, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) repeatedly tried to pass legislation that would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children.

Out CA state senators take on key leadership roles

Out CA state senators take on key leadership roles

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 8, 2024

Days after he took over the gavel as president pro tempore of California's state Senate, Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) has named a number of his out colleagues to powerful posts either in his leadership team or as committee chairs.