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Queer candidates spar at SF District 9 supervisor debate

Queer candidates spar at SF District 9 supervisor debate

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2024

Sparks flew between two of the three queer candidates present at a January 17 debate for those running for San Francisco District 9 supervisor over the war in Gaza and antisemitism at home.

Editorial:  SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

Editorial: SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

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

It's one of the oldest — and most damaging — of tropes: that gay people molest children.

Gay SF educator's life upended by false sexual misconduct claim

Gay SF educator's life upended by false sexual misconduct claim

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 17, 2024

It's the concern that gays in the education profession fear the most. And it's an ugly stereotype: A false allegation of sexual misconduct with a student that can derail careers and lead to tragic consequences.

News Briefs: API family exhibit opens at historical society

News Briefs: API family exhibit opens at historical society

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 17, 2024

The GLBT Historical Society will open its new exhibit, "API Family Wall of Pride" with a reception Friday, January 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at its museum, 4127 18th Street in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark Daley
  • Jan 17, 2024

A few nights earlier, I'd gone down a research rabbit hole. What began with one question — was there one singular risk factor that could forecast child abuse or neglect? — quickly budded into dozens more.

Harvey Milk Plaza 'buzz-raiser' meeting coming to Castro

Harvey Milk Plaza 'buzz-raiser' meeting coming to Castro

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 17, 2024

The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza is holding an event next week to drum up support for the long-planned new memorial to be constructed at the public parklet above the Castro Muni station.

Political Notebook: Housing, budget top priorities for LGBTQ caucus vice chair Ward

Political Notebook: Housing, budget top priorities for LGBTQ caucus vice chair Ward

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

As vice chair of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, gay Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) will be helping this year to elect the out candidates for state Assembly and Senate seats endorsed by the affinity group for LGBTQ legislators in Sacramento.

Obituaries: Michael Robin Flick, M.D., J.D.

Obituaries: Michael Robin Flick, M.D., J.D.

The obituary for Dr. Michael Robin Flick, who was the director of San Francisco General Hospital's Medical-Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (5R) from 1985-1989 and worked with AIDS patients there.

Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 12, 2024

The transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November is being held by federal authorities, her attorney confirmed to the Bay Area Reporter.

CA AG Bonta issues alert to school districts on forced outing policies

CA AG Bonta issues alert to school districts on forced outing policies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 12, 2024

State Attorney General Rob Bonta has issued a legal alert to school districts warning them against forced outing policies for trans and gender-nonconforming students.

Go-Go's, Brown named to CA Hall of Fame

Go-Go's, Brown named to CA Hall of Fame

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 11, 2024

The iconic all-female rock band the Go-Go's, including bi guitarist Jane Wiedlin, were named as members of the 17th class of the California Hall of Fame, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.

Bauters, Normand snag EQCA endorsements in East Bay races

Bauters, Normand snag EQCA endorsements in East Bay races

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 10, 2024

Two out candidates for offices in the East Bay secured backing from Equality California Wednesday in the statewide LGBTQ rights group's first endorsements of 2024.

Website, political initiative offer support for transgender community

Website, political initiative offer support for transgender community

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

San Jose native Thomasine "Tamzin" Caroline Selvi has been a tech entrepreneur since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

US Senate candidate Lee comes to SF

US Senate candidate Lee comes to SF

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 10, 2024

Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), who's running for the U.S. Senate seat on the March primary ballot, visited San Francisco January 5