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Out in the World: European court rules Poland violated same-sex couples' rights

Out in the World: European court rules Poland violated same-sex couples' rights

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 29, 2023

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Poland violated five same-sex couples' rights by denying them the ability to legally recognize their relationships when they attempted to register to marry.

Obituaries: Sean Martinfield

Obituaries: Sean Martinfield

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 28, 2023

The obituary for Sean Martinfield, a professional singer and vocal coach who was an original member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

Initiatives in place for unhoused trans individuals in SF

Initiatives in place for unhoused trans individuals in SF

  • NEWS
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Dec 27, 2023

It's right around that time for folks to start making their new year's resolutions, with the hope to stick to them — or at least some of them — January 1 through the 365 days that follow.

CA LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

CA LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 27, 2023

Two years ago when students at Paso Robles High School defecated on a Pride flag that had been displayed at their school, their actions generated national news coverage.

Political Notebook: 2023 op-art takes a novel twist

Political Notebook: 2023 op-art takes a novel twist

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 27, 2023

This year's installment of the Political Notebook's op-art feature is taking a novel approach.

CA launches LGBTQ training for pharmacists

CA launches LGBTQ training for pharmacists

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 27, 2023

California has launched a new LGBTQ cultural training requirement for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are licensed in the Golden State.

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 27, 2023

Our colleague Gwen Smith notes in her Transmissions column this week that according to the Trans Legislation Tracker, there were 589 anti-trans bills introduced in 49 states in 2023.

News Briefs: SF Muni offers free New Year's Eve service

News Briefs: SF Muni offers free New Year's Eve service

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 27, 2023

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced that for the 24th consecutive year, free rides will be offered on Muni from 8 p.m. Sunday, December 31, through 5 a.m. Monday, January 1.

Original cover art for Le Guin sci-fi novel goes on sale

Original cover art for Le Guin sci-fi novel goes on sale

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 27, 2023

The cover art for the late Ursula K. Le Guin sci-fi classic, "The Left Hand of Darkness" will go on sale in San Francisco in February.

Transmissions: The closing of the year

Transmissions: The closing of the year

As we close the book on 2023, my mind keeps going back to one number: 589.

BART board sees queer leadership for 3rd year

BART board sees queer leadership for 3rd year

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 21, 2023

The BART board of directors will have queer leadership for the third consecutive year after members voted Thursday for Bevan Dufty to serve as president for 2024.

Emeryville man 'shocked' by CHP response after partner's death

Emeryville man 'shocked' by CHP response after partner's death

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 21, 2023

A gay Emeryville man is raising concerns about the California Highway Patrol's response to a crash just before the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that killed his partner of eight years.

Conclusion of Emeryville hate crime case hits hiccup over police racism allegation

Conclusion of Emeryville hate crime case hits hiccup over police racism allegation

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 21, 2023

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility isn't over yet, as his attorney claims he is owed a remedy for alleged racism by police.

SF's Castro shows its holiday spirit

SF's Castro shows its holiday spirit

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 20, 2023

Holiday lights bring a festive air to San Francisco's LGBTQN Castro district,