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LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

San Francisco's LGBTQ first responders won't partiicpate in June's Pride parade, citing a ban that prohibits SF police officers from marching in uniform.

Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is pledging to continue to fight for what is known as the Equality Act if elected to a full six-year term this November.

Breed appoints educator to City College board seat

Breed appoints educator to City College board seat

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed educator Murrell D. Green to the vacant seat on the City College Board of Trustees. She swore him in during a ceremony at City Hall.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.

Editorial: SF ballot measure recommendations

Editorial: SF ballot measure recommendations

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 18, 2022

There are eight ballot propositions that San Francisco voters will decide on the June 7 ballot.

San Jose City Council LGBTQ drought could end

San Jose City Council LGBTQ drought could end

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 18, 2022

A 16-year drought of LGBTQ representation on the council of the Bay Area's largest city could come to an end this year.

Editorial: State legislative endorsements

Editorial: State legislative endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 18, 2022

California Assemblymembers face election this year, as do some state senators. Below are our recommendations for Bay Area races in the June 7 primary.

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 18, 2022

Gay retired Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has written a new memoir where he discusses his relatively easy coming out process.

News Briefs: SF poster series highlights nonbinary artist

News Briefs: SF poster series highlights nonbinary artist

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 18, 2022

The San Francisco Arts Commission's second Art on Market Street poster series for 2022 highlights a Black nonbinary artist.

Transmissions: This dichotomy we live in

Transmissions: This dichotomy we live in

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • May 18, 2022

The big trend in popular culture is the multiverse, as seen in films like "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

Oregon lesbians win gov primary, lead in House contest

Oregon voters now have a chance to elect the first lesbian governor of a West Coast state and could send the first lesbian from the region to Congress following the outcome Tuesday in the state's party primaries.

SF school students walk out in protest of anti-trans laws

SF school students walk out in protest of anti-trans laws

About 250 middle school students in San Francisco took to the streets — well, the sidewalk — May 17 and made it clear they stood opposed to the anti-LGBTQ actions of state governments around the country.

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

LGBTQ Agenda: New podcast episode looks at late SF supe Harry Britt

Devlyn Camp, a genderqueer podcaster and — as it turns out — historian, talks about their work with a bubbly, contagious enthusiasm that comes across clearly on the phone even from 3,000 miles away.

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

Gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy has dropped one of the defendants in the $1.9 million lawsuit he filed May 9 after she reposted a Twitter meme accusing McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center.