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Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

Among the five out supervisor candidates on the November 8 ballot in San Francisco, gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman sailed to a second term in Tuesday's election.

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who was appointed to the post after the recall of former DA Chesa Boudin, was leading in the race to complete his term, while Public Defender Mano Raju easily won his reelection campaign.

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, a gay man who is the sole LGBTQ statewide elected official in the Golden State, both glided into second terms in Tuesday's election.

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Dana Piccoli | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

WorldPride is heading Down Under in 2023. Sydney, Australia, has been named the official location for WorldPride next year, and the cosmopolitan city is planning to go all-out to welcome LGBTQ+ guests from all over the world.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

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

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.

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.

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

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  • 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).

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.

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.