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SF Pride hears it from both sides in Israel-Hamas conflict

SF Pride hears it from both sides in Israel-Hamas conflict

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 19, 2024

Strong feelings on both sides of the Israel-Hamas war have landed the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee in the middle, seemingly not pleasing anyone.

5th annual SF People's March is ready to rumble

5th annual SF People's March is ready to rumble

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 19, 2024

After four years of providing an alternative event to San Francisco's Pride's massive annual parade and celebration, the fifth annual People's March will take place one week earlier on Sunday, June 23, ahead of SF Pride's June 30 event.

Political Notebook: Gay men seek East Bay school board seats

Political Notebook: Gay men seek East Bay school board seats

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

In the East Bay city of Hayward, Austin Bruckner Carrillo is seeking a school board seat this November. Meanwhile, Hayward public school teacher Charlie Jones is running for a school board seat in Pleasanton where he lives.

News Briefs: SF Pride volunteers needed

News Briefs: SF Pride volunteers needed

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 19, 2024

The huge San Francisco Pride parade and celebration wouldn't happen without a lot of volunteers lending a hand, and shifts are available for the June 29-30 event.

SF leather district marks Pride with new signs, report

SF leather district marks Pride with new signs, report

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 19, 2024

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District is marking Pride Month with new placemaking signs in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood as the district finishes its cultural report.

Surfers SWITCH it up in Pacifica

Surfers SWITCH it up in Pacifica

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 19, 2024

Trans, queer, and nonbinary surfers enjoyed a day on the water as part of the SWITCH exhibition hosted by Queer Surf.

Friends, family remember Michelle Henry at funeral

Friends, family remember Michelle Henry at funeral

  • NEWS
  • by Max Guerrera
  • Jun 19, 2024

Michelle Henry, the San Francisco transgender woman who was killed last month, was remembered as a kind and outgoing pillar of the trans community at a funeral service June 15

Guest Opinion: Queer history brings new future to downtown SF

Guest Opinion: Queer history brings new future to downtown SF

  • NEWS
  • by Robbie Silver
  • Jun 19, 2024

The San Francisco that we all know and love is undergoing quite an evolution.

Dancing in memory of Pulse victims

Dancing in memory of Pulse victims

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 19, 2024

People joined in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood June 12 to pay tribute to the victims of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Editorial: Newsom should sign budget bill

Editorial: Newsom should sign budget bill

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 19, 2024

With California's current fiscal year soon coming to an end, Governor Gavin Newsom should sign Assembly Bill 107, the state's 2024-25 budget bill, which includes some relevant benefits for youth and the LGBTQ community.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 19, 2024

Readers weigh in on the SF Board of Supervisors trans sanctuary resolution and city officials in Clayton.

Obituaries: Ed Gallagher

Obituaries: Ed Gallagher

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 19, 2024

The obituary for Ed Gallagher, who was an active member of the gay and disabled communities.

2 SF LGBTQ nonprofits see funding restored

2 SF LGBTQ nonprofits see funding restored

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 19, 2024

At least two of three agencies serving LGBTQ youth that had been anticipating cuts from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families this year now tell the Bay Area Reporter they are no longer expecting those particular reductions.

Judge says gay Oakland murder case can move forward

Judge says gay Oakland murder case can move forward

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 18, 2024

Testimony from a homicide detective and DNA expert in the preliminary hearing of a UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was compelling enough for an Alameda County judge to rule the case can move forward.