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Out in the World: Latin American LGBTQs remain concerned about violence

Out in the World: Latin American LGBTQs remain concerned about violence

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 25, 2024

Organizations have reported that violence continues to spike in Mexico and Ecuador and activists have been protesting in those countries.

CA lawmakers revive PrEP, STD prevention bills

CA lawmakers revive PrEP, STD prevention bills

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 25, 2024

A bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom's signature to become law.

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There is one Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who stands above the others when it comes to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues and that's why we're recommending Congressmember Barbara Lee of Oakland for the U.S. Senate in the March 5 primary.

Out in the World: 4 organizations appeal to UN for anti-LGBTQ laws in Texas

Out in the World: 4 organizations appeal to UN for anti-LGBTQ laws in Texas

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 24, 2024

Four advocacy organizations called upon the United Nations to protect queer rights in Texas because the United States has failed to act on the "systemic attack" on LGBTQ rights, according to a Joint Allegation Letter sent this week to the global body.

Transmissions: Linguistic history

Transmissions: Linguistic history

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 24, 2024

I was recently made aware of a fascinating bit of linguistic history, courtesy of the 1661 edition of Thomas Blount's "Glossographia, or a dictionary interpreting all such hard words of whatsoever language now used in our refined English tongue."

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

  • NEWS
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Jan 24, 2024

The on-and-off rain January 19 didn't deter a crowd from gathering in the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for the opening reception of the "API Family Wall of Pride" exhibition.

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There's not much excitement in the upcoming primary as far as the presidential race goes.

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

It's rare that a congressional seat opens up in the Bay Area, and we are fortunate to have extremely supportive representatives here.

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 24, 2024

A reader weighs in on last week's story about a San Francisco educator.

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2024

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility was dismissed Wednesday due to police misconduct.

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

Apparent plans for a protest in support of Gaza may have led to the postponement of the big "We're Here to Recruit You" community meeting to discuss the planned renovation of the Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

The three Democratic candidates vying to represent California in the United States Senate hit the sole Republican candidate on his refusal to say if he will vote for former president and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump this year during a debate Monday.

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2024

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation to ensure that state health officials are meeting their requirements to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity demographics.