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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.

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 28, 2022

LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations are launching new initiatives to increase efforts to help queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers and refugees.

FDA approves twice-yearly HIV treatment

FDA approves twice-yearly HIV treatment

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 28, 2022

There is a new long-acting drug for people with highly resistant HIV who have, until now, had limited medication options.

Newsom names out judges to California courts

Newsom names out judges to California courts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 23, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom named two out lawyers to California superior courts Friday.

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 23, 2022

A San Francisco Superior Court judge pushed to early 2023 a preliminary hearing for a man who, many say, has terrorized Castro residents and visitors for the past few years.

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 22, 2022

A man who, in the words of gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, "has repeatedly cycled through the criminal justice system and continues to exhibit alarming and violent behavior," has a December 23 hearing about his treatment options.

Lesbian CA legislator's out sister aims to succeed her in Sacramento

Lesbian CA legislator's out sister aims to succeed her in Sacramento

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 21, 2022

In what would be a first for the California Legislature, a lesbian member of the Assembly could be succeeded by her out sister come 2024.

Sarria gets his star in Palm Springs

Sarria gets his star in Palm Springs

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

The city of Palm Springs posthumously honored Latino drag icon and activist José Julio Sarria on its Walk of Stars Monday, December 12.

Gay man to lead SF immigrant affairs office

Gay man to lead SF immigrant affairs office

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 20, 2022

A gay man who is the son of Mexican immigrants has been hired to lead San Francisco's office that oversees services and initiatives for immigrants and newcomers.

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 20, 2022

A memorial date has been announced for San Francisco Sheriff's Office chief financial officer Crispin Hollings, who died November 10.

Political Notebook: Lesbian legislator Cervantes launches CA Senate bid

Political Notebook: Lesbian legislator Cervantes launches CA Senate bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 20, 2022

Lesbian Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) has launched a bid for a state Senate seat that will be open in 2024.

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 20, 2022

It was the late Gilbert Baker back in 1978 who helped sew the first rainbow flag with his friends, and who observed "Our movement is evolving. The movement to liberate our sexuality as a human right, that's an ongoing struggle."

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 19, 2022

Hawaii's "last princess" and lesbian heiress Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa died peacefully in her Honolulu home December 11.

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 19, 2022

Congressional leaders are calling on the U.S. Census Bureau to finally begin asking Americans about their sexual orientation and gender identity.