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Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

With San Francisco required by the state to produce 82,000 units of housing over the next eight years, it remains to be seen how city leaders will be able to meet that obligation.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • BESTIES
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 28, 2022

Sylvia Guerrero, whose transgender daughter was killed 20 years ago October 4, said, "If I had an LGBTQ child now, I'd still be worried, just as I was for Gwen at the time."

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Ending a two and half year absence of having LGBTQ representation on the San Francisco Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors has confirmed gay strategic economist Derek Braun to serve on the powerful oversight body.

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

LGBTQ Agenda: Trans voters risk disenfranchisement in midterm elections, report says

The battle over voting rights in the United States has been a long and contentious one, with proponents of tighter regulations — typically Republicans — arguing that increasing identification requirements helps to ensure more secure, fraud-free elections.

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

Newsom vetoes LGBTQ health bill due to its price tag

California Governor Gavin Newsom has spiked another bill that LGBTQ advocates had supported this legislative session due to its price tag.

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

Political Notes: Long Island House race pits gay Dem vs. gay Trumper

A gay Democrat is running against a gay Trump-supporting Republican for a Long Island congressional seat.

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

Two Iranian women sentenced to death earlier this month for "promoting homosexuality" and "corruption on earth" are drawing condemnation from the European Union and human rights groups.

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

News Briefs: Concord LGBTQ center to hold grand opening

The Rainbow Community Center in Concord will have a grand opening at its new space this Saturday.

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

A new affordable housing project in San Francisco aimed at LGBTQ seniors will have 185 units in a 15-story building, according to plans submitted to the city this week.

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

Out in the Bay: 'Queer and kinky' Race Bannon on Folsom Street and fetish

"I am both queer and kinky," said Race Bannon.

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

SF HIV, behavioral health agency CEO Andrews steps down

Brett Andrews, CEO of PRC and Baker Places, which provides HIV/AIDS services and workforce development as well as rehabilitation services, has stepped down from the nonprofit where he first began as executive director in 2003.

Editorial: San Francisco supervisor recommendations

Editorial: San Francisco supervisor recommendations

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 21, 2022

San Franciscans in Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be voting for their supervisor on the November ballot.

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

Black queer woman named president of Human Rights Campaign

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Sep 21, 2022

Kelley Robinson, a Black, queer woman and veteran of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, is to become the next president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's leading LGBTQ group announced September 20.