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Transmissions: Living hell

Transmissions: Living hell

You would think that discussing a group of people who have literally hacked the code of their own bodies to present in their correct gender would be pretty fantastic, but transgender people are remarkably mundane.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 1, 2022

In this week's letters to the editor, readers have more opinions on the SF Pride's policy banning uniformed police officers from marching in the parade.

Guest Opinion: The SF assessor's office is working for you

Guest Opinion: The SF assessor's office is working for you

  • NEWS
  • by Joaquín Torres
  • Jun 1, 2022

In February 2022, I was elected as your assessor-recorder and I am honored to represent and serve you.

Breed funds San Francisco drag laureate post

Breed funds San Francisco drag laureate post

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has budgeted $35,000 in her two-year budget proposal to launch a drag laureate position for the city.

SF LGBTQ cultural districts to skip Pride flag-raising

SF LGBTQ cultural districts to skip Pride flag-raising

San Francisco's three LGBTQ cultural districts have said that they will not attend Mayor London Breed's ceremonial Pride flag-raising ceremony set for Thursday, June 2 because of her decision not to march in the parade.

Breed names lesbian artist Walker to SF police commission

Breed names lesbian artist Walker to SF police commission

Looking to return LGBTQ representation to the oversight body for the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor London Breed has nominated Debra Walker, a lesbian and artist, to a vacancy on the police commission.

Breed announces $6.5M in budget plan to end trans homelessness in SF by 2027

Breed announces $6.5M in budget plan to end trans homelessness in SF by 2027

Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced $6.5 million in her proposed budget for a plan to end trans homelessness in San Francisco by 2027.

Political Notes: Bay Area cities celebrate Pride Month

Political Notes: Bay Area cities celebrate Pride Month

Bay Area cities are marking the start of Pride Month with flag raisings and other activities; and cities and counties across the state are observing Queer and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders Week.

San Diego Pride to allow uniformed officers in parade

San Diego Pride to allow uniformed officers in parade

Pride officials in San Diego have reached a compromise with law enforcement that will allow officers to march in uniform at its in-person parade in July.

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in fire outside Seattle gay bar

  • CRIME
  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 27, 2022

Twenty-seven months after he set fire to a dumpster behind a Seattle gay bar, Kalvinn Garcia has pleaded guilty to one count of committing a federal hate crime.

Lesbian former Bay Area leader wins Oregon House primary

Lesbian former Bay Area leader wins Oregon House primary

Ten days after Oregon's primary election former Santa Clara City Councilmember Jamie McLeod-Skinner was declared the winner of the closely watched race for the Beaver State's newly drawn 5th Congressional District.

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 26, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed will include a $3 million increase for HIV services in her two-year budget she is set to release June 1.

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ bills survive house of origin votes

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ bills survive house of origin votes

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 25, 2022

Eleven bills related to LGBTQ rights survived votes in their house of origin this month in the California Legislature. T

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 25, 2022

There are numerous local races on the ballot in Bay Area counties outside of San Francisco where qualified LGBTQ candidates are seeking election or reelection in the June 7 primary.