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Out in the World: Russia's beleaguered LGBTQ community faces harsher crackdown

Out in the World: Russia's beleaguered LGBTQ community faces harsher crackdown

Russia swung a one-two punch at its LGBTQ community by expanding two laws — Foreign Agents and Anti-Homosexuality Propaganda.

Castro Theatre hearing postponement angers supporters of landmarking movie house's interior

Castro Theatre hearing postponement angers supporters of landmarking movie house's interior

Much to the dismay of many who attended Wednesday's San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission meeting, the seven-member body voted to continue the hearing on the landmark status of the Castro Theatre until February 1.

Republican Wallis defeats bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege

Republican Wallis defeats bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege

Republican Greg Wallis has declared victory in his Assembly race against bisexual Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege.

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday morning passed the Respect for Marriage Act on a 258-169 bipartisan vote. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden, who has pledged to sign it.

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Dec 8, 2022

Russian authorities have released WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege remains in 2nd place

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege remains in 2nd place

Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege's Assembly race is going down to the wire.

Editorial: SF's unhoused addicted people need help

Editorial: SF's unhoused addicted people need help

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 7, 2022

It's distressing that Mayor London Breed and San Francisco officials closed the Tenderloin Center just as the cold weather is setting in and people who are already unhoused and struggling with substance and/or mental health issues have nowhere to turn.

Castro cultural district sees board resignations

Castro cultural district sees board resignations

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 7, 2022

The recent departure of a member from the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District board is only the latest in what has been a slew of resignations since August.

Business Briefing: Holiday gift buying off Castro's beaten paths

Business Briefing: Holiday gift buying off Castro's beaten paths

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2022

Oftentimes veering off the beaten path bears fruit. So is the case for holiday shoppers who venture to San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district for their gift buying needs this yuletide.

Guest Opinion: SF trans immigrant summit a great first step

Guest Opinion: SF trans immigrant summit a great first step

  • NEWS
  • by Anjali Rimi
  • Dec 7, 2022

Last month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued a proclamation recognizing November 18 as Transgender Immigrants Day.

Jones honored at World AIDS Day event

Jones honored at World AIDS Day event

  • NEWS
  • by by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 7, 2022

The rain didn't stop a crowd of more than 200 people from attending the National AIDS Memorial Grove's annual World AIDS Day observance in Golden Gate Park December 1, an event that saw AIDS Memorial Quilt co-founder Cleve Jones honored.

Political Notebook: Final results come in for out CA candidates

Political Notebook: Final results come in for out CA candidates

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2022

A month after the November 8 election and the final results are now in for two of the three last remaining California races that featured out candidates.

Tree offers wishes for peace

Tree offers wishes for peace

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 7, 2022

The Rainbow World Fund's World Tree of Hope had its lighting ceremony December 5 at Grace cathedral.

Obituaries: Tom Lloyd

Obituaries: Tom Lloyd

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 7, 2022

The obituary for Tom Lloyd, a former San Francisco resident who co-founded Mobilization Against AIDS, an early activist organization.