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Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

Jovanka Beckles, a queer Black Latina immigrant woman, is making her second bid for a state legislative seat.

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

San Francisco residents on the city's west side have an opportunity to elect a new member of the state Assembly and, for the March 5 primary, we recommend District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

News Briefs: Out leaders head SF film commission

News Briefs: Out leaders head SF film commission

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 31, 2024

Two queer Asian Americans will head the San Francisco Film Commission this year as the body works to attract more movie productions to the city.

A somber Holocaust remembrance

A somber Holocaust remembrance

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 31, 2024

Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion held a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at Pink Triangle Park in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

Alameda County judicial race mired in controversy

Alameda County judicial race mired in controversy

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2024

A gay Alameda County Superior Court commissioner is facing off with a temporary judge for a permanent seat on the bench.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 31, 2024

Readers weigh in on Another Planet Entertainment and the Israel-Hamas war.

Second lawsuit hits SF trans pilot income program

Second lawsuit hits SF trans pilot income program

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2024

A second conservative group has filed a lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco due to a program that seeks to provide guaranteed income to some transgender people.

Newsom names out Assyrian Satarzadeh to Alameda bench

Newsom names out Assyrian Satarzadeh to Alameda bench

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 30, 2024

The call Bentrish Satarzadeh had been waiting five years to receive came last Tuesday when she heard from Governor Gavin Newsom's office that he was appointing her to a vacancy on the Alameda County Superior Court.

Sausalito hires 1st LGBTQ police chief

Sausalito hires 1st LGBTQ police chief

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 30, 2024

The picturesque city of Sausalito in Marin County now boasts a lesbian police chief. Stacie Gregory's appointment to the position was effective January 7, according to an announcement on the city's website and a news release.

LGBTQ Agenda: Two leading trans organizations to merge this year

LGBTQ Agenda: Two leading trans organizations to merge this year

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 30, 2024

Two national transgender rights groups are on track to merge later this year to create a new organization called Advocates for Trans Equality, according to a news release.

Low releases TV ad for US House candidacy

Low releases TV ad for US House candidacy

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 29, 2024

Bay Area viewers tuning into the pregame show on Fox ahead of the San Francisco 49ers clinching a Super Bowl berth Sunday caught the debut of an ad touting the congressional candidacy of gay Assemblymember Evan Low.

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ Latino group makes surprising dual endorsement in SF supervisor race

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ Latino group makes surprising dual endorsement in SF supervisor race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 29, 2024

A prominent California LGBTQ Latino political group is throwing its support behind two candidates in the hotly contested race for the District 9 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

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

Lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, during her first official community event in San Francisco as California's junior senator, met with youth leaders Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco's Don Fisher Clubhouse near City Hall.

UC Riverside buys Le Guin sci-fi novel cover art

UC Riverside buys Le Guin sci-fi novel cover art

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2024

A renowned science fiction collection at UC Riverside has purchased the original cover art for Ursula Le Guin's award-winning 1969 novel "The Left Hand of Darkness."