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LGBTQ bills advance in Sacramento

LGBTQ bills advance in Sacramento

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

With state legislators back from their spring recess, various LGBTQ bills are advancing out of oversight committees in the California Legislature.

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

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

In less than a month gay California appellate Justice Gonzalo Martinez is set to become the fourth out presiding justice on one of the state's courts of appeal.

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

Groundbreaking artist Rex, whose illustrations portrayed the pre-AIDS SM and fetish communities of San Francisco and New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

Trans woman settles bias complaint with St. James

Trans woman settles bias complaint with St. James

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 10, 2024

The now-shuttered nonprofit that was part of San Francisco's Our Trans Home program settled a race and sexual discrimination complaint earlier this year with a trans woman who alleges she was mistreated.

Guest Opinion: Financial stability is key for diverse communities

Guest Opinion: Financial stability is key for diverse communities

  • NEWS
  • by Joaquín Torres
  • Apr 10, 2024

As your elected assessor-recorder, my staff and I are committed to providing excellent public service and ensuring San Francisco's financial stability through the work we do every day, fairly and accurately.

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

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

The California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus has released its list of priority bills, legislation it supports, and, crucially, priority budget requests.

Obituaries: William B. Reque

Obituaries: William B. Reque

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 10, 2024

The obituary for William B. Reque, an Army Air Corps veteran who was discharged because he was gay, and later moved to San Francisco where he worked as an accountant for several major companies.

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News magazine, died on March 16 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was 81.

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 10, 2024

A coalition of InterPride member organizations and other LGBTQ Pride and rights groups led by the Reverend Troy Perry's call to action announced the first-ever Africa Pride that is timed with the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Preliminary hearing delayed for 5th time in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing delayed for 5th time in gay Oakland murder case

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 10, 2024

The preliminary hearing in the case of the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was pushed back for a fifth time.

Two voters seek recount of Low's tied South Bay House race

Two voters seek recount of Low's tied South Bay House race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 9, 2024

A recount is being sought in the primary race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat where gay Assemblymember Evan Low tied for second place.

Federal judge tosses suit against Wiener's trans refuge law

Federal judge tosses suit against Wiener's trans refuge law

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 9, 2024

A federal court threw out a lawsuit April 8 that claimed California's Transgender State of Refuge law is unconstitutional.

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

  • HISTORY
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 9, 2024

More often than not, queer history is either forgotten or rewritten until it bears little resemblance to what really happened. Now, two podcasts seek to set the record straight, so to speak, by telling our stories accurately.

LGBTQ Agenda: Libs of TikTok creator added to Southern Poverty Law Center's 'extremist files'

LGBTQ Agenda: Libs of TikTok creator added to Southern Poverty Law Center's 'extremist files'

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 9, 2024

The Southern Poverty Law Center added the woman behind the popular Libs of TikTok social media platforms to its "Extremist Files," according to the nonprofit's websit