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Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

  • ANTI HATE
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the "China virus" or "kung flu:" Hate.

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 7, 2022

Two years ago election night was a muted affair for most candidates due to the raging COVID pandemic. Not this year.

Storyteller helps Oakland youth find 'belonging'

Storyteller helps Oakland youth find 'belonging'

Oakland culture and history lovers now have a new way to explore the city's historic Swan's Market with a new self-guided tour launched last month.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 4, 2022

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the November 8 general election.

Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

International beauty queens Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin tied the knot at the city courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 28.

Merchants think lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

Merchants think lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

Members of the Castro Merchants Association and gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman seem to agree that the recent Lesbians Who Tech conference has outgrown the LGBTQ neighborhood and should look to hold future events elsewhere in San Francisco.

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Prop L — SF's transportation future depends on it

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Prop L — SF's transportation future depends on it

  • NEWS
  • by by Rafael Mandelman
  • Nov 2, 2022

San Franciscans have a critical choice to make on the ballot this year, and it's one that I fear is not getting enough attention with everything else filling up our ballots.

Interracial gay couple discusses love, hate

Interracial gay couple discusses love, hate

For Amos and Mickey Lim, a married gay couple who live with their 14-year-old daughter in San Francisco, the road to love was filled with challenges.

SF supervisor candidates differ on housing ballot measures

SF supervisor candidates differ on housing ballot measures

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 2, 2022

Housing has been a political hot button issue in San Francisco for decades, and this year is no exception.

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 2, 2022

Elon Musk had owned Twitter for all of three days before he retweeted an anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theory about the vicious assault on Paul Pelosi, who is the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco).

News Briefs: Queer murder mystery benefit for therapy group

News Briefs: Queer murder mystery benefit for therapy group

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 2, 2022

Queer LifeSpace, the nonprofit arm of the San Francisco Therapy Collective, will hold a benefit event, "Speakeasy: A Very Queer Murder Mystery," Friday, November 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Academy, 2166 Market Street in San Francisco.

SF Dems pass resolution on behalf of queer detainee

SF Dems pass resolution on behalf of queer detainee

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 2, 2022

The San Francisco Democratic Party on October 26 approved a resolution urging Governor Gavin Newsom to pardon Salesh Prasad, a queer man who is in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces deportation.

Political Notebook: Oakland mayoral candidates back building LGBTQ senior housing

Political Notebook: Oakland mayoral candidates back building LGBTQ senior housing

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 2, 2022

Just as San Francisco's LGBTQ population is aging into retirement years, so is Oakland's LGBTQ community seeing a growing number of its members become senior citizens.

Business Briefing: Artist draws up mascot for SF Castro district

Business Briefing: Artist draws up mascot for SF Castro district

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 2, 2022

It began as a request from his boyfriend, Mau Dominguez, who wanted something special to wear while working as a server at the Castro gay bar the Edge.