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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.

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Urvashi Vaid, noted LGBTQ leader, dies

Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died at a hospital in New York City May 14. She was 63.

Political Notes: Bay Area Assembly candidates back single-payer health care

Political Notes: Bay Area Assembly candidates back single-payer health care

A legislative push to establish a universal health care system in California may have stalled this year, but the calls for the state to move toward a single-payer form of medical care are expected to only grow louder in the years to come.

Mandelman's enhanced SF shelter solutions proposal runs into resistance at hearing

Mandelman's enhanced SF shelter solutions proposal runs into resistance at hearing

A proposed ordinance by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to enhance shelter solutions for people experiencing homelessness and sheltering on the city's streets hit an unexpected snag during a committee hearing May 12.

Political Notebook: On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Harvey Milk continues to inspire

Political Notebook: On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Harvey Milk continues to inspire

When the co-owners of the first gay bar in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik were considering what to call their establishment, they found inspiration from California.

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward has revealed he has COVID and is self-isolating at home this week to protect his family, staff, and others from also contracting the virus.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the June 7 primary.

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

We are fortunate in the Bay Area to have a solid Democratic congressional delegation.

Business Briefing: Comics shop welcomes readers of all persuasions

Business Briefing: Comics shop welcomes readers of all persuasions

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 11, 2022

There are no aisles of bookcases overstuffed with comic books at Sour Cherry Comics in San Francisco's Mission district neighborhood.

Getting high and falling out on GHB

Getting high and falling out on GHB

  • NEWS
  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 11, 2022

The fall is so quick that most people can only remember where they landed: in someone else's bed, on a park bench, or in a hospital room.

News Briefs: Changes coming to SF pink triangle display

News Briefs: Changes coming to SF pink triangle display

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 11, 2022

The annual pink triangle installation atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks is going to be a little different this year, and volunteers are being sought to help out.

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

After reposting a tweet falsely accusing gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center, writer and personal finance guru Erica Sandberg now finds herself the defendant in a $1.9 million lawsuit.