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Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 12, 2024

The transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November is being held by federal authorities, her attorney confirmed to the Bay Area Reporter.

CA AG Bonta issues alert to school districts on forced outing policies

CA AG Bonta issues alert to school districts on forced outing policies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 12, 2024

State Attorney General Rob Bonta has issued a legal alert to school districts warning them against forced outing policies for trans and gender-nonconforming students.

Go-Go's, Brown named to CA Hall of Fame

Go-Go's, Brown named to CA Hall of Fame

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 11, 2024

The iconic all-female rock band the Go-Go's, including bi guitarist Jane Wiedlin, were named as members of the 17th class of the California Hall of Fame, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.

Bauters, Normand snag EQCA endorsements in East Bay races

Bauters, Normand snag EQCA endorsements in East Bay races

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 10, 2024

Two out candidates for offices in the East Bay secured backing from Equality California Wednesday in the statewide LGBTQ rights group's first endorsements of 2024.

Website, political initiative offer support for transgender community

Website, political initiative offer support for transgender community

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 10, 2024

San Jose native Thomasine "Tamzin" Caroline Selvi has been a tech entrepreneur since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

Guest Opinion: San Francisco needs more housing

Guest Opinion: San Francisco needs more housing

  • NEWS
  • by Audrey Liu
  • Jan 10, 2024

In 2019, right after graduating from the University of Toronto, I came out to my parents as transgender.

US Senate candidate Lee comes to SF

US Senate candidate Lee comes to SF

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 10, 2024

Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), who's running for the U.S. Senate seat on the March primary ballot, visited San Francisco January 5

Business Briefing: SF program assists leather, kink entrepreneurs

Business Briefing: SF program assists leather, kink entrepreneurs

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 10, 2024

Licensed marriage and family therapist David Khalili opened his Rouse Relational Wellness in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district three years ago and now employs seven practitioners.

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 10, 2024

Mark Fickes, a gay man who's a commissioner with the Alameda County Superior Court and a candidate for judge in March, committed a serious lapse in judgment last week when he told local Democrats that he voted for DA Pamela Price in 2022.

News Briefs: Bay Area events honor MLK

News Briefs: Bay Area events honor MLK

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 10, 2024

The Bay Area will commemorate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 15, the federal holiday designated for the slain civil rights leader.

Obituaries: David Walter Martin

Obituaries: David Walter Martin

David Walter Martin was a longtime AIDS activist and had a career in development for universities.

Transmissions: We need you

Transmissions: We need you

I recently wrote that last year saw 589 anti-trans bills that were introduced within 49 states. Of those introduced, 85 passed into law.

Out in the World: Pope Francis issues call to ban surrogacy

Out in the World: Pope Francis issues call to ban surrogacy

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 10, 2024

During a January 8 speech, Pope Francis called for a global ban on surrogacy, claiming the practice, which helps couples have children, exploits the women who carry the babies.

Out in the World: Gay Ugandan activist blames government for stabbing

Out in the World: Gay Ugandan activist blames government for stabbing

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 9, 2024

Prominent Ugandan gay activist Steven Kabuye blames the East African country's government for his being viciously stabbed by two unknown assailants.