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Obituaries: Billy Lockyer

Obituaries: Billy Lockyer

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 26, 2024

The obituary for Billy Lockyer, who was able to live her life as her true self.

Obituaries: John Fitzgerald Casey

Obituaries: John Fitzgerald Casey

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 26, 2024

The obituary for John Fitzgerald Casey, who at one time lived in San Francisco and loved to cook.

California will officially recognize World AIDS Day

California will officially recognize World AIDS Day

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 26, 2024

California will now officially recognize December 1 as World AIDS Day in perpetuity. It becomes the third such day of remembrance related to the LGBTQ community to be celebrated by the Golden State.

Biden announces pardon process for some LGBTQ vets

Biden announces pardon process for some LGBTQ vets

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he was using his clemency powers to allow eligible LGBTQ veterans convicted by the military over a 60-year period under a law that banned gay sex to apply for a pardon.

This Couple Makes Wine as a Conduit for Change

This Couple Makes Wine as a Conduit for Change

  • BUSINESS
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 25, 2024

Together, Jill and Lisa's vision is clear — wine is not just a beverage; it's a conduit for change. "We want to be the brand that defines how to do well by doing good— to show that we can change the wine industry so that it's more equitable for women,"

People's March struts down Polk St. with resistance

People's March struts down Polk St. with resistance

  • NEWS
  • by Max Guerrera
  • Jun 25, 2024

"Queer power!" was chanted by hundreds of marchers during this year's fifth annual People's March, Sunday, June 23.

Out in the World: Thailand legalizes same-sex marriage

Out in the World: Thailand legalizes same-sex marriage

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 24, 2024

Thai lawmakers and LGBTQ people waved rainbow flags and raised their fists in solidarity in the National Assembly in Bangkok following a landmark vote making Thailand the third country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Research shows twice-yearly PrEP injections prevent HIV in women

Research shows twice-yearly PrEP injections prevent HIV in women

  • NEWS
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 24, 2024

Lenacapavir, a twice-yearly injectable antiretroviral, demonstrated 100% effectiveness for preventing HIV acquisition in a large study of young cisgender women in Africa, Gilead Sciences announced June 20.

Breaking Barriers: LGBTQ Athlete Collin Martin Making His Mark

Breaking Barriers: LGBTQ Athlete Collin Martin Making His Mark

  • NEWS
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 24, 2024

Born on November 9, 1994, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Collin Martin's soccer journey began when he joined the D.C. United Academy during the 2009—10 season. At just 14 years old, Martin quickly demonstrated his potential by playing for the under-16 team.

US Supreme Court to hear trans health care case

US Supreme Court to hear trans health care case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Tennessee's ban on gender-affirming care violates the Constitution.

Political Notes: Gay Alameda supe candidate Bauters ramps up Pride Month events

Political Notes: Gay Alameda supe candidate Bauters ramps up Pride Month events

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 24, 2024

Gay Emeryville City Councilmember John Bauters is taking advantage of Pride Month to ramp up his fundraising efforts for his bid to be the first LGBTQ supervisor in Alameda County.

Political Notebook: Out East Bay leaders announce city council bids

Political Notebook: Out East Bay leaders announce city council bids

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2024

A trio of out East Bay leaders used Pride Month to announce their bids for city council seats in El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Concord.

Bonta defends decision in Banko Brown case

Bonta defends decision in Banko Brown case

  • LEGAL
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 20, 2024

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday defended his office's decision that found San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins did not abuse her discretion in deciding not to prosecute a former Walgreens security guard in the shooting of an unarmed trans man.

Crews race to finish Market Street work by SF Pride

Crews race to finish Market Street work by SF Pride

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 19, 2024

The Bay Area's wet winter caused havoc on the construction schedule for the pedestrian safety enhancements being built along Market Street.