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Gay longtime CA state worker Kenneth Topper dies

Gay longtime CA state worker Kenneth Topper dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 25, 2022

Kenneth William Topper, a gay man and longtime state government worker in Sacramento, died April 17 at his home in Arden, North Carolina. He was 65.

Flore Dispensary unveils mural

Flore Dispensary unveils mural

  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 22, 2022

Appropriately on 4/20, the Flore Dispensary unveiled a compassion mural on the Beaver Street side of the dispensary located at 258 Noe Street in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

Out in the World: Europe's San Marino elects first out gay head of state

Out in the World: Europe's San Marino elects first out gay head of state

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 22, 2022

San Marino, the world's oldest republic, appointed the world's first gay head of state when Paolo Rondelli was named one of two captains regent.

Political Notes: Panel switches supervisorial home for SF transgender district

Political Notes: Panel switches supervisorial home for SF transgender district

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 21, 2022

San Francisco's historic transgender neighborhood is getting a new supervisorial home.

SF Pride chooses diverse slate of community grand marshals

SF Pride chooses diverse slate of community grand marshals

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Apr 20, 2022

San Francisco Pride has released its list of community grand marshals for this year's Pride parade and celebration in June, its first live event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

SF judge rules in favor of Castro bar The Mix

SF judge rules in favor of Castro bar The Mix

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 20, 2022

A legal battle involving shareholders of the Castro neighborhood bar The Mix is over after a San Francisco judge granted summary judgment in favor of the 18th Street watering hole.

Haney declares victory in San Francisco Assembly runoff race

Haney declares victory in San Francisco Assembly runoff race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 19, 2022

District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney declared victory Tuesday in the special runoff election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.

Lawsuit filed over SF redistricting process

Lawsuit filed over SF redistricting process

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 19, 2022

A lawsuit has been filed against the panel redrawing the local electoral map for San Francisco's 11 supervisorial districts and the city's director of elections. It is seeking to have the San Francisco Superior Court step in and take over the process.

SF supervisors panel OKs gay bathhouse zoning update

SF supervisors panel OKs gay bathhouse zoning update

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

A proposed zoning change to allow gay bathhouses and other adult sex venues to open in the city's historic LGBTQ neighborhoods is close to being finalized.

SF redistricting panel sets next meeting

SF redistricting panel sets next meeting

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

The panel redrawing the local electoral map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts will resume its work Thursday, a week after it missed its deadline to finalize the political boundaries.

Political Notes: SF Assembly race may not end with Tuesday's special runoff

Political Notes: SF Assembly race may not end with Tuesday's special runoff

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

A winner will be declared in Tuesday's special runoff election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.

San Francisco unveils street sign for drag nun

San Francisco unveils street sign for drag nun

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 16, 2022

Signage is now up in San Francisco for the first street named after a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Out in the Bay: Honey Mahogany on politics, 'Drag Race,' & The Stud

Out in the Bay: Honey Mahogany on politics, 'Drag Race,' & The Stud

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Apr 14, 2022

Honey Mahogany is a San Francisco native and the first transgender chairperson of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the governing body of the local Democratic Party.

San Francisco redistricting panel reopens its work on a new electoral map

San Francisco redistricting panel reopens its work on a new electoral map

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 13, 2022

The San Francisco Redistricting Task Force has decided to continue its work of redrawing the local electoral map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts.