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UPDATED: Gay South Bay House contender Low 2nd place lead grows to 63 votes

UPDATED: Gay South Bay House contender Low 2nd place lead grows to 63 votes

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

Gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) now finds himself with a 63-vote lead in his nail-biter of a race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat.

Out candidates Beckles, Bauters see 2nd place showings solidify

Out candidates Beckles, Bauters see 2nd place showings solidify

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

Out candidates running for a state Senate seat and a county supervisor seat have seen their second place showings solidify following another vote count update.

Oklahoma medical examiner rules Nex Benedict died by suicide

Oklahoma medical examiner rules Nex Benedict died by suicide

  • NEWS
  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Mar 13, 2024

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has released part of the results of the investigation into the February 8 death of Nex Benedict, concluding the 16-year-old transgender teenager who had experienced bullying at his high school died by suicide.

Gay couple sues San Diego school district after row over videos

Gay couple sues San Diego school district after row over videos

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 13, 2024

A married gay couple is suing the San Diego Unified School District, an elementary school, and a principal in federal court because they allege false public statements suggest they are attracted to children.

Efforts start to pay off as vacancies decline in Castro

Efforts start to pay off as vacancies decline in Castro

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 13, 2024

A year ago, San Francisco's beleaguered LGBTQ Castro neighborhood was seeking signs of hope. Despite the high-profile closure of Catch, neighborhood stakeholders now tell the Bay Area Reporter that they've got some.

SF queer poet theologian centers community outreach in new role

SF queer poet theologian centers community outreach in new role

  • NEWS
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Mar 13, 2024

In their new position as the 2024 Janice Mirikitani Poet Theologian in Residence at Glide Memorial Church, Ramona Laughing Brook Webb is off to a running start.

Political Notebook: Newsom elevates gay justice to lead appellate division

Political Notebook: Newsom elevates gay justice to lead appellate division

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

Less than a year after joining California's 2nd District Court of Appeal bench, gay Justice Gonzalo Martinez is poised to oversee its Division Seven.

Editorial: SF not progressive? Think again

Editorial: SF not progressive? Think again

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 13, 2024

The editorial board rebuts the notion that San Francisco is no longer a progressive city after last week's election.

Guest Opinion: Why I'm running for SF district attorney

Guest Opinion: Why I'm running for SF district attorney

  • NEWS
  • by Ryan Khojasteh
  • Mar 13, 2024

I am frustrated and concerned with the direction we're heading in. From the many conversations I've had with my neighbors, the consensus is that people feel less safe today than they did a few years ago.

San Francisco supervisors urge city to invest in local media

San Francisco supervisors urge city to invest in local media

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 13, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution to bolster the relationship between local media and city departments by urging greater city support and resources be directed to community and ethnic journalism outlets.

Vote margin decreases further for gay South Bay House contender Low

Vote margin decreases further for gay South Bay House contender Low

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

It is coming down to the wire to see if gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) will survive his March 5 primary race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat.

Lesbian transit leader Beckles ahead in East Bay Senate race

Lesbian transit leader Beckles ahead in East Bay Senate race

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

Lesbian former Richmond city councilmember Jovanka Beckles leapfrogs into second place in her bid for an open East Bay state Senate race.

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 12, 2024

David Mixner, a gay man who once advised former President Bill Clinton before a falling out over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, died Monday, March 11, in New York City.

Razor thin margin continues to shut out gay South Bay House contender Low

Razor thin margin continues to shut out gay South Bay House contender Low

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 11, 2024

Gay Assemblymember Evan Low finds himself trailing by a razor thin margin in race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat.