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Out in the World: Stern gives rare inside look at Biden administration's LGBTQ rights work in foreign policy

Out in the World: Stern gives rare inside look at Biden administration's LGBTQ rights work in foreign policy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2024

In a rare high-level event at the State Department, Jessica Stern, special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons, gave a glimpse into the work she and her office are doing to carry out President Joe Biden's foreign policy mandate in 2021.

SF supervisors panel delays vote on gay SF transit board nominee

SF supervisors panel delays vote on gay SF transit board nominee

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 22, 2024

A San Francisco supervisors panel Monday delayed voting on a gay mayoral nomination to the oversight body for the city's transportation agency in order for Chinatown leaders to weigh in on the pick.

Harris clears field for presidential bid

Harris clears field for presidential bid

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 22, 2024

Within hours of President Joe Biden announcing he was bowing out of the 2024 race and backing Vice President Kamala Harris, the floodgates opened as Democratic officials across the country lined up to endorse her.

Biden withdraws from 2024 presidential race, backs VP Harris for Dem party nod

Biden withdraws from 2024 presidential race, backs VP Harris for Dem party nod

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 21, 2024

President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he will withdraw from the 2024 presidential race and backed Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him.

SF's Oasis LGBTQ nightclub victim of robbery, owner says

SF's Oasis LGBTQ nightclub victim of robbery, owner says

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 19, 2024

San Francisco drag laureate and Oasis owner D'Arcy Drollinger has reported that the LGBTQ nightclub in the city's South of Market neighborhood was robbed early Thursday morning

Political Notes: Supes panel to vote on gay San Francisco transit board nominee

Political Notes: Supes panel to vote on gay San Francisco transit board nominee

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2024

A San Francisco supervisors panel is set to vote Monday on the mayoral nomination of a gay Democratic Party official to the oversight body for the city's transportation agency.

Trump supports anti-trans sports ban in RNC speech

Trump supports anti-trans sports ban in RNC speech

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 19, 2024

Former President Donald Trump voiced his support for banning transgender women and girls from competing on girls and women's athletics teams during his speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Voters recall Sunol school board members

Voters recall Sunol school board members

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2024

Voters in the small Alameda County city of Sunol have recalled two school board members who sparked broad outrage with their decision to ban flying the Pride flag on school grounds.

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2024

With the naming of Rachele Sullivan Park, San Francisco is believed to be the first U.S. city to name a public park after a leather leader.

2024 Paris Olympics implements range of LGBTQ support initiatives

2024 Paris Olympics implements range of LGBTQ support initiatives

  • by Lu Calzada
  • Jul 17, 2024

From the Pride House to public statements, the International Olympic Committee is hoping to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues at this year's Summer Olympics.

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli-Hamas war has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the center of the world's attention.

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

The American Middle East Press Association, a nonpartisan nonprofit that launched last summer, invited the Bay Area Reporter on a trip to Israel in June.

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

  • by Daniel Lurie
  • Jul 17, 2024

This year's Pride celebrations illuminated the best of our San Francisco's spirit: love, pride, and acceptance.

News Briefs: B.A.R. writers win CNPA journalism awards

News Briefs: B.A.R. writers win CNPA journalism awards

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 17, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter's assistant editors and arts freelancers were recognized for their work at the California News Publishers Association's awards event that took place July 13 in Southern California.