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Alameda judge sworn in

Alameda judge sworn in

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  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 7, 2024

Out Alameda County Superior Court Judge Bentrish Satarzadeh was sworn into office February 2. Governor Gavin Newsom had appointed her late last month.

Transmissions: Send in the clowns

Transmissions: Send in the clowns

Today, I want to talk to you about clowns. No, I am not slyly referring to the various Republican politicians who are filing ever more draconian bills to squash transgender freedom across our country, though the thought had occurred to me.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 7, 2024

Readers write in about the HONOR PAC endorsement in the SF District 9 supervisor race and about how we forgot a nugget of history in the story about the old Harvey's bar in the Castro. (We fixed it.)

California marriage equality campaign launches

California marriage equality campaign launches

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2024

LGBTQ leaders statewide launched their Freedom to Marry campaign during a virtual news conference Wednesday, beginning their pitch to voters that the California constitution's technical ban on same-sex marriage has got to go.

8 Best Small Towns to Buy a Vacation Home in the U.S.

8 Best Small Towns to Buy a Vacation Home in the U.S.

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  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Feb 7, 2024

Have you ever dreamt of owning a quaint vacation home in a charming small town? Somewhere you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life, maybe a cozy spot nestled in nature or a historic town brimming with character?

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 6, 2024

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies. He did so Tuesday without comment.

SF DA blasts 'culture of tolerance' at retail theft town hall

SF DA blasts 'culture of tolerance' at retail theft town hall

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

The consensus of a town hall discussion on mass retail thefts by San Francisco community leaders Monday was that laws and culture need to change to stem the tide.

Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 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 again.

Comcast NBCUniversal partnering with News is Out and Word In Black to launch fellowship program

Comcast NBCUniversal partnering with News is Out and Word In Black to launch fellowship program

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 6, 2024

News is Out, a queer media collaborative of six of the nation's legendary LGBTQ+ publications, and Word In Black, a collaborative of 10 of the nation's legendary Black publishers, are joining Comcast NBCUniversal for a groundbreaking initiative.

LGBTQ Agenda: Report on global conversion therapy misinformation finds some improvement

LGBTQ Agenda: Report on global conversion therapy misinformation finds some improvement

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

An Alabama-based nonprofit that studies hate and extremism has come out with a follow-up report about so-called conversion therapy on search engines and social media platforms that has found some improvement over the last two years.

Political Notes: Senator Butler addresses LGBTQ federal judges, AIDS funds, and 2024 races

Political Notes: Senator Butler addresses LGBTQ federal judges, AIDS funds, and 2024 races

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 5, 2024

While in San Francisco recently lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler praised President Joe Biden's efforts to diversify the judicial branch and argued for the renewal of a global AIDS fund that conservative Republicans have targeted over abortion rights.

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 2, 2024

The mother of the transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November told the Bay Area Reporter she's taking things "one day at a time" during an exclusive interview Friday.

Bike lane wars come to the Castro

Bike lane wars come to the Castro

Members of the Castro Merchants Association demanded answers from a representative of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over alleged anti-car animus hurting the city's — and the LGBTQ neighborhood's — economy.

Old Harvey's space gets new name

Old Harvey's space gets new name

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2024

After the name Brut was withdrawn, the ownership group behind a planned new bar and restaurant at the high-profile intersection of 18th and Castro streets has settled on what to call the establishment.