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Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Justice Therese Stewart of San Francisco has broken through another pink judicial ceiling with her confirmation as the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 30, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent announcement that she would step down from the Democratic House leadership when the new Congress begins in January was not unexpected.

Cultural districts offer entrepreneurial opportunities

Cultural districts offer entrepreneurial opportunities

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

Forty-two years ago, leather dominated San Francisco's South of Market district.

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

Castro CBD raises funds to keep palm trees lit

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

With city officials set to turn the switch on next week to light the palm trees in the median of upper Market Street, the Castro Community Benefit District is raising money to cover the cost of the electricity bill for doing so.

News Briefs: AGUILAS, SF center to unveil Pulse memorial

News Briefs: AGUILAS, SF center to unveil Pulse memorial

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 30, 2022

It's been a long time coming but the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and AGUILAS El Ambiente, one of the agencies that has its offices in the building, will unveil the "Aegis" sculpture to commemorate the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

Paying tribute to Milk, Moscone

Paying tribute to Milk, Moscone

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  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 30, 2022

Community members marked the 44th anniversary of the assassinations of San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone with a vigil November 27.

Guest Opinion: Changing the pattern for a future without AIDS

Guest Opinion: Changing the pattern for a future without AIDS

  • NEWS
  • by John Cunningham
  • Nov 30, 2022

As our community comes together this World AIDS Day, it's hard not to look around and see who's missing — our friends, lovers, and family we've lost over four decades of this horrific, cruel disease.

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

Holiday spirit shines in Castro

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 30, 2022

The LGBTQ Castro neighborhood kicked off the busy shopping season with the lighting of the holiday tree November 28.

Political Notebook: Eggman to chair historic CA LGBTQ caucus

Political Notebook: Eggman to chair historic CA LGBTQ caucus

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

When lesbian state Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) assumes leadership of the affinity group for California LGBTQ legislators in January, she will preside over the largest caucus of out lawmakers since it was formed in 2002.

Transmissions: No more

Transmissions: No more

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 30, 2022

It was late in the evening of November 19 at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

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  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 30, 2022

The ordinary rights of LGBTQ people are on the line again at the U.S. Supreme Court with a case seeking to allow any business to deny service to a customer by claiming a personal objection to treating that that customer the same as others.

SF supervisors OK changes to charitable program

SF supervisors OK changes to charitable program

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an update of agencies qualified to participate in the city's employee fundraising program, Heart of the City.

SF supervisors update discrimination codes

SF supervisors update discrimination codes

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  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 30, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the city's administrative code, updating definitions of prohibited discrimination in contracting ordinances.

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the bill back to the House of Representatives for a vote before it goes to President Joe Biden, who has said he will sign it.