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Editorial: Getting past Biden's bad night

Editorial: Getting past Biden's bad night

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 2, 2024

Given the stark choice between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and the unlikelihood that Biden will drop out of the race at this late stage, it's critical that LGBTQ voters continue to support the president after his fumbling debate performance.

Obituaries: David Jackson

Obituaries: David Jackson

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 2, 2024

The obituary for David Jackson, who was a professional in the music business for 50 years.

SF gay biz association president indicted on fraud charges

SF gay biz association president indicted on fraud charges

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 2, 2024

A federal grand jury has returned a fraud indictment against the president of America's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce related to the alleged embezzlement of over $1 million from law firms he worked for.

LGBTQ officials celebrate Pride at renamed Oakland airport

LGBTQ officials celebrate Pride at renamed Oakland airport

  • PRIDE
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 1, 2024

The roar of jet engines and planes taking off and landing at San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport were among the highlights for about two-dozen East Bay LGBTQ and allied officials as they got a tour of the facility June 28 during a Pride Month

Sunny SF Pride parade 'more magical than usual'

Sunny SF Pride parade 'more magical than usual'

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 1, 2024

The summer sun shone down on a packed Market Street for San Francisco's LGBTQ Pride parade June 30.

Demonstrators boycott SF Pride parade, protest Gaza war

Demonstrators boycott SF Pride parade, protest Gaza war

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 1, 2024

Demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco's Castro and Mission neighborhoods June 30, boycotting the city's Pride parade due to "sponsorship and participation" from those who opposed a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Dems shrug off Biden debate flub at SF Pride event

Dems shrug off Biden debate flub at SF Pride event

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 1, 2024

Speakers at the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club's annual Pride Breakfast largely ignored President Joe Biden's underwhelming debate performance even as they emphasized the importance of reelecting America's chief executive in November.

Plenty of Pride on display at SF Trans March

Plenty of Pride on display at SF Trans March

  • NEWS
  • by JL Odom
  • Jul 1, 2024

It was a sight to see: a multitude of light blue, white, and light pink horizontal stripes on clothing, signage, and flags of all sizes, including one that was more than 100 feet long.

Political Notes: Sunol awaits results of school recall vote

Political Notes: Sunol awaits results of school recall vote

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2024

Residents of the small East Bay community of Sunol will be watching this week if a recall effort against two of the three members of their school district board is successful. Voting has been ongoing for several weeks and will end Tuesday.

Out in the World: Namibian high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Out in the World: Namibian high court decriminalizes homosexuality

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 28, 2024

Namibia's LGBTQ community is celebrating following a historic win after a high court struck down the country's colonial-era anti-sodomy laws.

LGBTQ hate crimes in California increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ hate crimes in California increase, AG's report says

Despite an overall decrease in reported hate crimes in California last year, those committed against the LGBTQ community continued to rise, according to Attorney General Rob Bonta, who released the state's 2023 report Friday.

Analysis: Biden's debate performance stokes worry among Democrats

Analysis: Biden's debate performance stokes worry among Democrats

It is hard to imagine that LGBTQ voters tuned into the presidential debate Thursday night because they need more information before deciding whom to vote for in November.

San Francisco police will be fully deployed for Pride, chief says

San Francisco police will be fully deployed for Pride, chief says

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 27, 2024

As hundreds of thousands of people prepare to visit San Francisco for Pride festivities, the San Francisco Police Department will be fully staffed for the events, Chief Williams Scott said Thursday.

Lawmakers send outing students ban to CA Gov Newsom

Lawmakers send outing students ban to CA Gov Newsom

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 27, 2024

California lawmakers have sent Governor Gavin Newsom a bill aimed at prohibiting public school officials in the Golden State from outing transgender students to their parents or guardians without their permission.