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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.

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 10, 2022

Now that San Francisco, California, and the U.S. have emergency declarations for monkeypox in effect, officials at all levels of government must quickly ramp up efforts for testing, vaccinations, and treatment.

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to see out candidates elected to school boards

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

Long regarded as nonpartisan, the nation's school boards recently have been identified as crucial battlegrounds by right-wing and conservative groups, while LGBTQ advocates want to see greater diversity on them.

South Bay student paves leadership path

South Bay student paves leadership path

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

It may have been a summer of leisure for many high school students, but not for 17-year-old Amara Fernandes.

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Oakland resident Nick Resnick, a married father of two sons, is vying for a seat on the school board that oversees the Oakland Unified School District.

News Briefs: Peralta colleges offer incentives for fall semester

News Briefs: Peralta colleges offer incentives for fall semester

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 10, 2022

Laney College in Oakland and College of Alameda, both part of the Peralta Community College District, are offering incentives for students for the fall semester.

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

  • by Cindy Chadwick
  • Aug 10, 2022

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Aug 10, 2022

If one goes looking, they can find plenty of online quizzes and tests that will supposedly tell them just how transgender they are.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 10, 2022

Readers weigh in on the monkeypox vaccine lines in SF and the author of a new book on the gay history of Washington, D.D.

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.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.