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Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

  • NEWS
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Jan 24, 2024

The on-and-off rain January 19 didn't deter a crowd from gathering in the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for the opening reception of the "API Family Wall of Pride" exhibition.

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There's not much excitement in the upcoming primary as far as the presidential race goes.

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

It's rare that a congressional seat opens up in the Bay Area, and we are fortunate to have extremely supportive representatives here.

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 24, 2024

A reader weighs in on last week's story about a San Francisco educator.

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2024

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility was dismissed Wednesday due to police misconduct.

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

Apparent plans for a protest in support of Gaza may have led to the postponement of the big "We're Here to Recruit You" community meeting to discuss the planned renovation of the Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

The three Democratic candidates vying to represent California in the United States Senate hit the sole Republican candidate on his refusal to say if he will vote for former president and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump this year during a debate Monday.

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2024

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation to ensure that state health officials are meeting their requirements to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity demographics.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

A Texas man has not heard back from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission after he complained that a Nextdoor reviewer used the term "sodomite" when replying to his post.

Political Notebook: SF supervisors set to back Matthew Shepard stamp

Political Notebook: SF supervisors set to back Matthew Shepard stamp

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 22, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is to become the first government body to endorse the issuance of a U.S. postal stamp honoring murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard.

Out in the World: Gay European leaders make headlines

Out in the World: Gay European leaders make headlines

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 22, 2024

Two European political leaders have made headlines in January.

5 candidates make their case to replace Eshoo in Congress

5 candidates make their case to replace Eshoo in Congress

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2024

Five of the 11 contenders — including two queer candidates — vying for outgoing Congressmember Anna Eshoo's Silicon Valley seat made their case to the Jewish community in a moderated discussion in Palo Alto.

Lesbian Atkins to run for CA governor

Lesbian Atkins to run for CA governor

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 19, 2024

Toni Atkins, the outgoing president pro tempore of the state Senate and a lesbian longtime lawmaker, is looking to make history as the state's first woman and out governor.