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Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

Should San Francisco attorney P. Casey Pitts be confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California then he would be the only LGBT Article III judge actively serving on the court, according to the White House.

With Dutch king ill, Queen Máxima will lead delegation on SF visit

With Dutch king ill, Queen Máxima will lead delegation on SF visit

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has had to cancel his planned visit to San Francisco after he became ill with pneumonia and was advised against traveling.

CA lawmakers OK $41M for monkeypox response

CA lawmakers OK $41M for monkeypox response

The California Senate on Wednesday approved a $41 million emergency budget appropriation for the state's public health response to the monkeypox outbreak.

2 Pride events planned for Oakland in a week

2 Pride events planned for Oakland in a week

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 31, 2022

With two Pride events taking place in Oakland in September, it may be worth asking whether one can have too much of a good thing.

Out in the World: Dutch royalty to visit the Castro

Out in the World: Dutch royalty to visit the Castro

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 31, 2022

The Netherlands Deputy General Consul Vincent Storimans in San Francisco has been busy getting ready for a royal visit to the city.

Out candidates seek Silicon Valley council seats

Out candidates seek Silicon Valley council seats

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 31, 2022

Three gay and two bisexual candidates are seeking council seats throughout Silicon Valley this November.

Trees for the Tenderloin

Trees for the Tenderloin

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  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 31, 2022

The Tenderloin got a little greener last weekend when trees were planted thanks to the Transgender District and Friends of the Urban Forest.

News Briefs: B.A.R. to receive NLGJA's Legacy Award

News Briefs: B.A.R. to receive NLGJA's Legacy Award

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 31, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter will be the recipient of this year's Legacy Award from NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists when it meets in Chicago later this month for its convention.

Gay SF YMCA CEO Bruning-Miles breaks barriers

Gay SF YMCA CEO Bruning-Miles breaks barriers

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 31, 2022

For most of his 30 years working for the YMCA, Jamie Bruning-Miles remained in the closet.

Editorial: B.A.R. CA prop recommendations

Editorial: B.A.R. CA prop recommendations

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 31, 2022

State ballot measures on the November 8 ballot run the gamut from codifying the right to abortion to sports betting on tribal lands to deciding whether to uphold a state law banning the retail sale of flavored tobacco.

Protections for out-of-state transgender youth and their parents heads to Newsom's desk

Protections for out-of-state transgender youth and their parents heads to Newsom's desk

California legislators have adopted protections for parents who bring their transgender children to the Golden State to access gender-affirming health care banned in their home state.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 31, 2022

This week a reader states that he is opposed to Governor Gavin Newsom's veto of the safe consumption site pilot bill.

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

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  • by Martha Knutzen
  • Aug 31, 2022

LGBTQ+ seniors, the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services is here to serve you. Check us out.

Political Notebook: Gay Monterey Councilman Williamson aims to be mayor

Political Notebook: Gay Monterey Councilman Williamson aims to be mayor

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 31, 2022

When Monterey City Councilman Tyller Williamson took his oath of office December 4, 2018, he became the first known LGBTQ person to help lead the global tourist destination along California's Central Coast.