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Gay Morgan Hill Councilmember Spring won't seek reelection

Gay Morgan Hill Councilmember Spring won't seek reelection

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 22, 2024

Gay Morgan Hill City Councilmember Rene Spring announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to a third term this year.

Vote count nears end in close South Bay congressional race

Vote count nears end in close South Bay congressional race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 21, 2024

The vote count is nearing an end in the South Bay congressional contest where gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) has been hanging onto a bare-bones lead for second place in recent days.

Out in the World: Amnesty International calls for release of Chinese transgender activist

Out in the World: Amnesty International calls for release of Chinese transgender activist

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 21, 2024

Amnesty International and Chinese and Hong Kong LGBTQ activists are calling for authorities to clarify the pending immigration status of Chinese transgender activist Lai Ke.

Gay Assemblymember Low clings to slight lead in South Bay House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low clings to slight lead in South Bay House bid

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

Gay Assemblymember Low clings to slight lead in South Bay House bid.

News Briefs: SF Pride grand marshal voting is underway

News Briefs: SF Pride grand marshal voting is underway

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 20, 2024

San Francisco Pride has announced that voting for community grand marshals is now underway.

Editorial: Schiff needs to help LGBTQ candidates

Editorial: Schiff needs to help LGBTQ candidates

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 20, 2024

Congressmember Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is headed to the November election and will take on conservative Republican and former baseball star Steve Garvey for a U.S. Senate seat.

Guest Opinion: Family Equality CEO took many turns on their journey

Guest Opinion: Family Equality CEO took many turns on their journey

  • NEWS
  • by Jaymes Black
  • Mar 20, 2024

I'm no stranger to taking the road less traveled. While today, I'm a proud parent, spouse, and leader of a major national LGBTQ+ organization, you might say I took the long way to get here.

CA LGBTQ legislative caucus set to increase

CA LGBTQ legislative caucus set to increase

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

Of the historic 30 LGBTQ California legislative candidates who ran in the March 5 primary, more than half are moving on to the fall ballot.

Transmissions: A space for trans rights

Transmissions: A space for trans rights

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is the home of Space Camp, a program where kids of all ages can explore what it is to be part of a space mission.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 20, 2024

Readers weigh in on the cause of Nex Benedict's death; take issue with a theater review; and advocate for trans youth.

Hansen concedes in Sacramento mayor's race; Low leads by 2 votes in Bay Area House contest

Hansen concedes in Sacramento mayor's race; Low leads by 2 votes in Bay Area House contest

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

Gay former Sacramento city councilmember Steve Hansen has lost his mayoral bid.

Berner confirmed as federal judge; Biden ties Obama for out jurists

Berner confirmed as federal judge; Biden ties Obama for out jurists

  • LEGAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 19, 2024

With the U.S. Senate confirmation of a lesbian federal bench nominee, President Joe Biden has now tied former President Barack Obama's record of 11 openly LGBTQ federal judges.

LGBTQ Agenda: Dem senators pull funding request for Philly LGBTQ center after Libs of TikTok trolling

LGBTQ Agenda: Dem senators pull funding request for Philly LGBTQ center after Libs of TikTok trolling

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 19, 2024

Proposed federal funding for an LGBTQ community center in Philadelphia was pulled at the 11th hour by the state's two Democratic U.S. senators after it was criticized by a popular anti-LGBTQ social media account.

Gay Assemblymember Low short 12 votes in South Bay House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low short 12 votes in South Bay House bid

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 18, 2024

South Bay U.S. House race with gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) still too close to call nearly two weeks after March 5 primary.