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Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2022

Bryan Ruby is spreading his love of baseball and bringing visibility to LGBTQ ballplayers in Europe this summer.

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

Within 24 hours of being contacted by the Bay Area Reporter, Google has restored the GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel that was suddenly taken down last month with little explanation other than an alleged violation of sexually explicit content.

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission on August 17 approved the designation of the Tenderloin intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, and 101 Taylor Street, as an official city landmark.

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 17, 2022

Chuck Colbert, a gay man who was a freelance reporter for the Bay Area Reporter for many years, died June 30. He was 67.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 16, 2022

Joining the attorneys general of 14 other states and Washington, D.C., California Attorney General Rob Bonta has signed onto an amicus brief in a lawsuit opposing Florida's notorious House Bill 1557 — the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 15, 2022

Habitués of the late, great Nob Hill Theatre will have a chance to hear an update about the building's future in a public meeting this week, when developers will present their plans for the former all-male strip club.

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 12, 2022

The new-ish managers of the Castro Theatre got an earful at a town hall they hosted at the beloved movie palace Thursday night, an event that easily drew several hundred people and went on more than an hour longer than planned.

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2022

Out candidates for a variety of races have won their primary races and now head to the November elections.

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 11, 2022

The San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has reported an alleged theft by one of their own members of "a significant sum of SPI funds ... taken for improper personal purposes."

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 11, 2022

Two hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are moving forward in the state Legislature. They come amid a yearslong rise in street harassment and attacks motivated by racial bias toward API individuals.

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

OutRight Action International has officially announced that Maria Sjödin is the international LGBTQ organization's new executive director.

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

Ugandan authorities denied registration of Uganda's leading LGBTQ rights organization last week, calling it an "illegal entity."

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the state's Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first out LGBTQ woman and second out African American to serve on it.

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

When some LGBTQ kids go back to school in various Southern states this year at the end of their summer breaks, they may find support in a surprisingly intimate little detail. Handwritten notes of encouragement. From strangers.