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LGBTQ Agenda: Report on global conversion therapy misinformation finds some improvement

LGBTQ Agenda: Report on global conversion therapy misinformation finds some improvement

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

An Alabama-based nonprofit that studies hate and extremism has come out with a follow-up report about so-called conversion therapy on search engines and social media platforms that has found some improvement over the last two years.

Political Notes: Senator Butler addresses LGBTQ federal judges, AIDS funds, and 2024 races

Political Notes: Senator Butler addresses LGBTQ federal judges, AIDS funds, and 2024 races

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 5, 2024

While in San Francisco recently lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler praised President Joe Biden's efforts to diversify the judicial branch and argued for the renewal of a global AIDS fund that conservative Republicans have targeted over abortion rights.

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 2, 2024

The mother of the transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November told the Bay Area Reporter she's taking things "one day at a time" during an exclusive interview Friday.

Bike lane wars come to the Castro

Bike lane wars come to the Castro

Members of the Castro Merchants Association demanded answers from a representative of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over alleged anti-car animus hurting the city's — and the LGBTQ neighborhood's — economy.

Old Harvey's space gets new name

Old Harvey's space gets new name

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2024

After the name Brut was withdrawn, the ownership group behind a planned new bar and restaurant at the high-profile intersection of 18th and Castro streets has settled on what to call the establishment.

SF's battle for the gavel becomes a referendum on safety issues

SF's battle for the gavel becomes a referendum on safety issues

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2024

San Franciscans will be voting on who will occupy two Superior Court judgeships on March 5 in what is becoming the city's latest referendum on public safety issues.

Political Notebook: Record number of bi women seeks CA legislative seats

Political Notebook: Record number of bi women seeks CA legislative seats

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 31, 2024

With a record number of bisexual women seeking legislative seats in 2024, California could see its first bi female legislators come December when the winners of the fall races take their oaths of office.

Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

Editorial: Beckles' voice is needed in CA Senate

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

Jovanka Beckles, a queer Black Latina immigrant woman, is making her second bid for a state legislative seat.

Editorial: Cabaldon would bring experience to Senate

Editorial: Cabaldon would bring experience to Senate

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

Voters in the state's sprawling Senate District 3 would do well to elect gay former West Sacramento mayor Christopher Cabaldon in the March 5 primary.

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

San Francisco residents on the city's west side have an opportunity to elect a new member of the state Assembly and, for the March 5 primary, we recommend District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

News Briefs: Out leaders head SF film commission

News Briefs: Out leaders head SF film commission

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 31, 2024

Two queer Asian Americans will head the San Francisco Film Commission this year as the body works to attract more movie productions to the city.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 31, 2024

Readers weigh in on Another Planet Entertainment and the Israel-Hamas war.

Alameda County judicial race mired in controversy

Alameda County judicial race mired in controversy

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2024

A gay Alameda County Superior Court commissioner is facing off with a temporary judge for a permanent seat on the bench.

A somber Holocaust remembrance

A somber Holocaust remembrance

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 31, 2024

Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion held a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at Pink Triangle Park in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.