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Civil rights groups speak out on California same-sex wedding cake case

Civil rights groups speak out on California same-sex wedding cake case

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 17, 2024

A Bay Area legal group was one of several organizations that filed amicus briefs in support of the state's appeal of a lower court decision that a Bakersfield bakery has a right not to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 17, 2024

Anti-LGBTQ bills and new laws are spreading around the world, including in several African nations and the former Soviet republic of Belarus.

Guest Opinion: Nature's way

Guest Opinion: Nature's way

  • NEWS
  • by Jonathan Vigliotti
  • Apr 17, 2024

In Northern California, a month's worth of rain poured on a burn scar in a single day.

Beat generation's Jane 'Jae' Whitaker dies

Beat generation's Jane 'Jae' Whitaker dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 17, 2024

Jane Ethel "Jae" Whitaker, a Black lesbian who experienced San Francisco at the height of the Beat generation, died March 27. She was 86.

With book, CBS reporter Vigliotti recounts covering a warming planet

With book, CBS reporter Vigliotti recounts covering a warming planet

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

In 2018, Jonathan Vigliotti was working as a foreign correspondent based out of CBS News' London bureau. To say it was a coveted journalism job would be an understatement.

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

Transmissions: Embracing trans dignity

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Apr 17, 2024

There are three stories that have recently crossed my desk, each of which are unrelated, but together paint a very descriptive image of what's wrong with the way non-trans people are speaking about trans lives.

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

Political Notebook: Bi Palo Alto council candidate Causey calls for Pride event

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2024

A key part of Palo Alto City Council candidate Katie Causey's platform is seeing her hometown host its own Pride event.

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

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

There's a final online public survey being commissioned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and South of Market community organizations to determine the name of a new park at Natoma and 11th streets.

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

News Briefs: Soccer and cider team up for Earth Day

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 17, 2024

The Oakland Roots Sports Club, a professional soccer team in the East Bay city, has announced a partnership with the local queer-owned Sincere Cider company timed with Earth Day, which is formally observed Monday, April 22, but celebrated all month.

Obituaries: Michael Alan Moser

Obituaries: Michael Alan Moser

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 17, 2024

The obituary for Michael Alan Moser, who spent decades as an IT manager at the National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 17, 2024

The founder and artistic director of the New COnservatory Theatre Center responds to a recent review.

Memorial set for Sean Martinfield

Memorial set for Sean Martinfield

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 17, 2024

A public memorial has been announced for Sean Martinfield, a gay man and an original San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus member and professional singer.

US appeals court rules for trans athlete

US appeals court rules for trans athlete

A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled April 16 that West Virginia's law barring transgender female students from participating on female student sports teams violates federal law.

Mission district LGBTQ homeless shelter back post-COVID

Mission district LGBTQ homeless shelter back post-COVID

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 16, 2024

A homeless shelter for LGBTQ adults in San Francisco is at its full capacity of beds after having been shuttered during the COVID pandemic.