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LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

  • by News is Out
  • May 4, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community is experiencing wide-reaching attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. A joint report by the member publications of News is Out.

Mental health survey shows LGBTQ youth struggle

Mental health survey shows LGBTQ youth struggle

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 4, 2022

A survey just released by The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth, revealed that little has changed since its previous study in 2021.

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 3, 2022

LGBTQ lawmakers from 19 states have or will introduce laws to protect trans kids from civil and criminal penalties when seeking gender-affirming care.

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 3, 2022

In an unprecedented development, a leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on abortion indicates that the court is poised to overturn its two long-standing decisions protecting the right to abortion.

Crowdfunding underway for SF mural repair

Crowdfunding underway for SF mural repair

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 2, 2022

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Precita Eyes Muralists founding director Susan Cervantes have organized a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to restore "The Hope for the World Cure" mural in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district.

David Forbes, a reverend and leatherman, dies

David Forbes, a reverend and leatherman, dies

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 2, 2022

The Reverend Canon David R. Forbes, a leatherman, outdoorsman, and Episcopal priest loved as much for his compassion as his intellect, died at his home in Palm Springs, April 26, three days short of his 97th birthday.

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 2, 2022

Among the non-incumbent LGBTQ Democratic candidates seeking U.S. House seats on the West Coast this year, gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has proved to be the most adept at raising money for his bid.

B.A.R. exclusive: At SF elementary school, LGBTQ pride is on the march

B.A.R. exclusive: At SF elementary school, LGBTQ pride is on the march

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 29, 2022

Students at George Peabody Elementary School in San Francisco held a Pride march around the block of their school April 29.

LGBTQ archive seeks adoptive donors for certain collections

LGBTQ archive seeks adoptive donors for certain collections

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 28, 2022

Talya Sokoll, a high school librarian in Massachusetts, is now a proud adoptive caretaker of the José Sarria Papers archival collection maintained by the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

SF redistricting panel adopts map critics call gerrymandered

SF redistricting panel adopts map critics call gerrymandered

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 28, 2022

A divided San Francisco Redistricting Task Force approved Thursday a new map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts that critics charged is a gerrymander of the city.

Panel set to finalize new SF political map

Panel set to finalize new SF political map

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 28, 2022

The San Francisco Redistricting Task Force is set to vote Thursday one last time on a new map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts.

San Francisco supervisors lift gay bathhouse prohibitions

San Francisco supervisors lift gay bathhouse prohibitions

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 27, 2022

San Francisco could see the return of a gay sex venue as soon as June now that the Board of Supervisors has thrown its support behind removing prohibitions that have kept such establishments from opening their doors.

LGBTQ Agenda: Philly set to honor Dr. John Fryer who spoke at 1972 psychiatric convention

LGBTQ Agenda: Philly set to honor Dr. John Fryer who spoke at 1972 psychiatric convention

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 26, 2022

The late psychiatrist Dr. John Fryer will be celebrated May 2, the 50th anniversary of his speech — delivered anonymously — at the American Psychiatric Association's conference.

Richard Labonte, former SF LGBTQ bookstore manager, dies

Richard Labonte, former SF LGBTQ bookstore manager, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 25, 2022

Richard Labonte, who once managed the LGBTQ bookstore A Different Light in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, died March 20 at his home in British Columbia, Canada after a battle with stomach cancer.