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Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

With the swearing in Saturday of District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio, there are now three gay men for the first time serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 6, 2023

A preliminary hearing in the case of a man arrested on suspicion of multiple attacks in the Castro neighborhood has been pushed back and has been continued again.

Newsom upbeat in inaugural address but calls out Republicans

Newsom upbeat in inaugural address but calls out Republicans

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 6, 2023

California Governor Gavin Newsom was upbeat in his second inaugural address Friday even as he acknowledged the harmful mistakes of the past and criticized Republican leaders in other states.

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Jan 5, 2023

Today drag queen storybook readings for children have been opportunistically subverted by the far right using an old and recurring slur that it is a ruse used by pedophiles to "groom" children for abuse.

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jan 3, 2023

Cristel Tullock is the first African-American to lead the city and county of San Francisco's adult probation department, as well as the first Latina and first lesbian to do so.

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 2, 2023

Associate Justice Kelli Evans is making history as the first queer woman of color to serve on California's highest court.

Ballot count blunder means trans dad didn't win Oakland school board seat

Ballot count blunder means trans dad didn't win Oakland school board seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 30, 2022

Ballot count blunder means transgender dad Nick Resnick didn't win an Oakland school board seat. His opponent plans to seek court action.

New LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

New LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, a trove of new LGBTQ laws will go into effect in California.

Year in Review: 2022 brought LGBTQ gains amid backdrop of attacks

Year in Review: 2022 brought LGBTQ gains amid backdrop of attacks

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 28, 2022

There was no shortage of dramatic and consequential events to consider as the top stories for the LGBTQ community in 2022.

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

This year's op-art shines a light on transphobia, which sadly has been on the rise across the country.

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 28, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter editorial board has some ideas for how California Governor Gavin Newsom can use his political capital in 2023.

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

California State Parks officials invite residents to welcome in 2023 by taking part in the agency's annual First Day Hike offerings.

Transmissions: The New Year

Transmissions: The New Year

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 28, 2022

It was eight and a half years ago - in spring of 2014 - that Time magazine declared the "transgender tipping point" on its front cover.

Guest Opinion: Stakes are high in wedding website case

Guest Opinion: Stakes are high in wedding website case

  • by Michael Nunez
  • Dec 28, 2022

On December 5, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in 303 Creative LLC vs. Aubrey Elenis, in which the company 303 Creative preemptively seeks the right to refuse to sell wedding websites to same-sex couples.