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LGBTQ Agenda: Gay Baptist minister reflects on fight against Christian nationalism

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay Baptist minister reflects on fight against Christian nationalism

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 16, 2024

A gay Baptist minister told the Bay Area Reporter he is helping in the fight against Christian nationalism that seeks to exclude other viewpoints, including those of LGBTQ people such as himself.

Retrial date in Rickleffs SF case to be set in June

Retrial date in Rickleffs SF case to be set in June

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 15, 2024

The date for a homicide retrial in the James Rickleffs case will be set June 20.

Recount begins in contested South Bay House race

Recount begins in contested South Bay House race

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 15, 2024

A vote recount began Monday morning in the contested race for a South Bay congressional race after the second and third place finishers were tied.

Political Notes: Schiff aims to be 1st US Senator to do CA AIDS ride

Political Notes: Schiff aims to be 1st US Senator to do CA AIDS ride

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 15, 2024

A decade ago Congressmember Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) became the first member of the U.S. House to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle.

LGBTQ bills advance in Sacramento

LGBTQ bills advance in Sacramento

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 10, 2024

With state legislators back from their spring recess, various LGBTQ bills are advancing out of oversight committees in the California Legislature.

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

Political Notebook: Hearing set for gay CA appellate presiding justice nominee Martinez

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 10, 2024

In less than a month gay California appellate Justice Gonzalo Martinez is set to become the fourth out presiding justice on one of the state's courts of appeal.

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

Groundbreaking fetish artist Rex dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

Groundbreaking artist Rex, whose illustrations portrayed the pre-AIDS SM and fetish communities of San Francisco and New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

News Briefs: SF Eagle to hold benefit for Cat Club

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

After years of holding benefits for local nonprofits, the SF Eagle Bar will be helping a fellow business as it recovers from a break-in and robbery with a fundraiser Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 398 12th Street.

Trans woman settles bias complaint with St. James

Trans woman settles bias complaint with St. James

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 10, 2024

The now-shuttered nonprofit that was part of San Francisco's Our Trans Home program settled a race and sexual discrimination complaint earlier this year with a trans woman who alleges she was mistreated.

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 10, 2024

The California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus has released its list of priority bills, legislation it supports, and, crucially, priority budget requests.

Guest Opinion: Financial stability is key for diverse communities

Guest Opinion: Financial stability is key for diverse communities

  • by Joaquín Torres
  • Apr 10, 2024

As your elected assessor-recorder, my staff and I are committed to providing excellent public service and ensuring San Francisco's financial stability through the work we do every day, fairly and accurately.

Obituaries: William B. Reque

Obituaries: William B. Reque

  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 10, 2024

The obituary for William B. Reque, an Army Air Corps veteran who was discharged because he was gay, and later moved to San Francisco where he worked as an accountant for several major companies.

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 10, 2024

Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News magazine, died on March 16 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was 81.

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 10, 2024

A coalition of InterPride member organizations and other LGBTQ Pride and rights groups led by the Reverend Troy Perry's call to action announced the first-ever Africa Pride that is timed with the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.