News

SF's Oasis LGBTQ nightclub victim of robbery, owner says

SF's Oasis LGBTQ nightclub victim of robbery, owner says

  • CRIME
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 19, 2024

San Francisco drag laureate and Oasis owner D'Arcy Drollinger has reported that the LGBTQ nightclub in the city's South of Market neighborhood was robbed early Thursday morning

Political Notes: Supes panel to vote on gay San Francisco transit board nominee

Political Notes: Supes panel to vote on gay San Francisco transit board nominee

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

A San Francisco supervisors panel is set to vote Monday on the mayoral nomination of a gay Democratic Party official to the oversight body for the city's transportation agency.

Trump supports anti-trans sports ban in RNC speech

Trump supports anti-trans sports ban in RNC speech

  • NATIONAL
  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 19, 2024

Former President Donald Trump voiced his support for banning transgender women and girls from competing on girls and women's athletics teams during his speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Voters recall Sunol school board members

Voters recall Sunol school board members

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

Voters in the small Alameda County city of Sunol have recalled two school board members who sparked broad outrage with their decision to ban flying the Pride flag on school grounds.

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

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

With the naming of Rachele Sullivan Park, San Francisco is believed to be the first U.S. city to name a public park after a leather leader.

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

The American Middle East Press Association, a nonpartisan nonprofit that launched last summer, invited the Bay Area Reporter on a trip to Israel in June.

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli-Hamas war has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the center of the world's attention.

News Briefs: B.A.R. writers win CNPA journalism awards

News Briefs: B.A.R. writers win CNPA journalism awards

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 17, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter's assistant editors and arts freelancers were recognized for their work at the California News Publishers Association's awards event that took place July 13 in Southern California.

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

  • NEWS
  • by Daniel Lurie
  • Jul 17, 2024

This year's Pride celebrations illuminated the best of our San Francisco's spirit: love, pride, and acceptance.

Editorial: Political discourse will stay heated

Editorial: Political discourse will stay heated

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 17, 2024

Yes, Americans should lower the temperature when it comes to political discourse, although that's unlikely to happen.

Obituaries: Walter de Jesus Fitzwater

Obituaries: Walter de Jesus Fitzwater

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

The obituary for Walter de Jesus Fitzwater, who was a member of The Angels of Light theater group after he came to San Francisco in the 1970s.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

A reader warns about Project 2025 and the co-founder of the pink triangle installation thanks the many people who helped with this year's display.

Obituaries: Brian Skaggs

Obituaries: Brian Skaggs

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

The obituary for Brian Skaggs, who worked for the Italian Government Tourist Bureau and later served as the stage manager at Josie's Cabaret.

Political Notebook: Staff support naming SF park after leatherwoman

Political Notebook: Staff support naming SF park after leatherwoman

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 16, 2024

Staff for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are recommending that a new park in the city's South of Market neighborhood be the first named after a leader in the local leather community.