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Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

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  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

Reuters on Thursday reported that WNBA star Brittney Griner is now in a penal colony in Russia's Mordovia region.

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

Application process opens for San Francisco drag laureate post

San Francisco is now accepting applications for its inaugural drag laureate position. The mayoral appointee is to be selected early next year.

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

On 4th try, gay San Francisco supervisor candidate Engardio wins

On his fourth attempt gay former journalist Joel Engardio has won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

Panel approves relocation of historic Milk plaza lampposts

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are set to be relocated as part of a reimagining of the site.

SF supes OK landmark status for Compton's site

SF supes OK landmark status for Compton's site

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 16, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve local landmark status for the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin and the facade of the old Compton's Cafeteria, site of a 1966 protest by trans people.

SF Pride board names new president

SF Pride board names new president

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 16, 2022

San Francisco Pride has a new president.

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 16, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom should immediately issue a pardon for Salesh Prasad, a queer man who's been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for many months.

SF was at epicenter of lesbians helping gay men during AIDS crisis

SF was at epicenter of lesbians helping gay men during AIDS crisis

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

This article looks at the role of lesbians as caregivers and working in the nonprofit and health care fields during the height of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

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  • by Dianna Anderson
  • Nov 16, 2022

[Growing up], I didn't feel connected to womanhood any more than I felt connected to the car my mom drove to ferry me to and from school while I played my genuinely terrible mix CDs for her.

News Briefs: Bay Area TDOR events announced

News Briefs: Bay Area TDOR events announced

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

Communities across the Bay Area will observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance this week. This year will also mark the first time that Governor Gavin Newsom will issue a declaration.

New mural graces SF City Clinic

New mural graces SF City Clinic

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  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 16, 2022

Staff from the San Francisco City Clinic, muralists, and others from the Department of Public Health celebrated the dedication of a new mural, "Sanctuary for Health," on the facade of the clinic's building at 356 Seventh Street Tuesday, November 15.

SF entertainment commissioner sworn in

SF entertainment commissioner sworn in

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  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 16, 2022

San Francisco's newest entertainment commissioner, Stephen Torres, was sworn into office November 9.

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

In the U.S. Senate, in a 62-37 vote Wednesday, 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the Respect for Marriage Act bill.

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

Around the Bay Area LGBTQ candidates in a number of marquee November 8 general election races continue to fall short in their bids.