News :: News

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

LGBTQ Agenda: New polyamorous flag is revealed

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 20, 2022

It was the late Gilbert Baker back in 1978 who helped sew the first rainbow flag with his friends, and who observed "Our movement is evolving. The movement to liberate our sexuality as a human right, that's an ongoing struggle."

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's 'last princess,' dies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 19, 2022

Hawaii's "last princess" and lesbian heiress Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa died peacefully in her Honolulu home December 11.

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

Political Notes: Congressmembers call for LGBTQ update to 2030 census

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 19, 2022

Congressional leaders are calling on the U.S. Census Bureau to finally begin asking Americans about their sexual orientation and gender identity.

SF planners OK medical use, housing at former gay burlesque venue

SF planners OK medical use, housing at former gay burlesque venue

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 15, 2022

The San Francisco Planning Commission on November 15 approved conditional use authorization for the historic building that once housed the Nob Hill Theatre.

  With 2023 inauguration plans, Newsom again trolls right-wing extremists

With 2023 inauguration plans, Newsom again trolls right-wing extremists

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 15, 2022

Ever since California Governor Gavin Newsom easily defeated a right-wing backed recall against him last year, he has been on a roll trolling his conservative detractors and transphobic Republican counterparts in other states.

Out in the World:  Barbados high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Out in the World: Barbados high court decriminalizes homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 15, 2022

Barbados this week became the third Caribbean island country to strike down colonial-era anti-sodomy laws used to criminalize homosexuality this year.

Li makes history as BART board president

Li makes history as BART board president

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 15, 2022

BART Director Janice Li made history Thursday when she became the first queer woman of color to be elected president of the regional transit agency's board.

Political Notebook: Bay Area region's 1st gay Black mayors prioritize housing

Political Notebook: Bay Area region's 1st gay Black mayors prioritize housing

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2022

For the first two gay Black mayors in the greater Bay Area region, the need for more housing in their cities is a main issue they intend to tackle during their mayoralties.

Rapinoe inducted into CA Hall of Fame

Rapinoe inducted into CA Hall of Fame

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 14, 2022

Lesbian USA women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe, right, receives her medal from Governor Gavin Newsom as she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame during a December 13 ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento.

Zbur pens LGBTQ teacher training bill

Zbur pens LGBTQ teacher training bill

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2022

Newly sworn-in gay Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D-West Hollywood) is making LGBTQ school issues a priority during his freshman year in the California Legislature.

Report details needs of LGBTQ families

Report details needs of LGBTQ families

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2022

A needs assessment of LGBTQ families conducted by a San Francisco-based nonprofit found that many are struggling with mental health issues and feel socially isolated.

Technical Grinch hits Castro area lights

Technical Grinch hits Castro area lights

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2022

With the flip of a switch by a city worker December 9, new uplighting bathed the palm trees in the median of upper Market Street in a red and green glow for the all-important holiday shopping season for merchants in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district.

Editorial: Marriage is good but equality is better

Editorial: Marriage is good but equality is better

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 14, 2022

Don't get us wrong. President Joe Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday is a big deal.

News Briefs: B.A.R. recognized with press club awards

News Briefs: B.A.R. recognized with press club awards

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 14, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter won several honors at the recent 45th annual San Francisco Press Club Awards, including first place in overall general excellence in the newspapers non-daily category for 2021.