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Guest Opinion: Running for our lives: The urgency of LGBTQ+ representation in American politics

Guest Opinion: Running for our lives: The urgency of LGBTQ+ representation in American politics

  • by Janelle Perez
  • May 8, 2024

In the world of American politics, one truth remains constant: the influence of our voices has the power to shape the future.

Editorial: It's on to November for Low

Editorial: It's on to November for Low

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 8, 2024

After a historic March primary, and an even more unusual recount, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) has advanced to the November general election for the open 16th Congressional District seat in the South Bay.

News Briefs: Porter to headline SF Pride

News Briefs: Porter to headline SF Pride

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 8, 2024

Gay award-winning performer Billy Porter will headline the San Francisco Pride celebration and be the celebrity grand marshal in the parade, officials have announced.

Business Briefing: Cookie baker, screen printer set up shop in SF

Business Briefing: Cookie baker, screen printer set up shop in SF

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 8, 2024

From his apartment north of Golden Gate Park, Brennan Bowen has been baking up batches of chocolate chip cookies for his private classes about the history of the famed American treat.

HIV advocates, Mahogany emphasize protecting services during tough budget year

HIV advocates, Mahogany emphasize protecting services during tough budget year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 7, 2024

As San Francisco faces a looming budget deficit, HIV/AIDS advocates and their supporters have set a goal this year to keep existing services funded.

LGBTQ Agenda: Under deadline, Biden administration issues new health, foster care, sex harassment rules

LGBTQ Agenda: Under deadline, Biden administration issues new health, foster care, sex harassment rules

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 7, 2024

LGBTQ groups are applauding new rules from the Biden administration on health care, foster care, and workplace harassment.

SF mayor Breed stumps for 2nd term during Castro stop

SF mayor Breed stumps for 2nd term during Castro stop

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 6, 2024

San Francisco Mayor London Breed told the Bay Area Reporter May 3 that she never intended to pit the Harvey Milk Plaza renovation project against San Francisco City Clinic in deciding what to fund in a bond measure.

CUAV helps LGBTQ survivors work through tough times

CUAV helps LGBTQ survivors work through tough times

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 6, 2024

When Alex's 12-year-old child came to them and said they'd discovered child pornography on their soon-to-be-ex-husband's electronic device, the trans and queer parent didn't know where to turn.

San Francisco committee adopts mayoral bond measure plan

San Francisco committee adopts mayoral bond measure plan

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 6, 2024

An oversight committee stacked with city administrators has given its stamp of approval to a bond measure San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to put before voters in November.

Methodists remove anti-LGBTQ policies

Methodists remove anti-LGBTQ policies

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 6, 2024

After decades of strife over the role of out LGBTQs in pastoral life, the United Methodist Church has removed barriers against homosexuality.

Political Notes: Takano pushes for LGBTQ veterans commission

Political Notes: Takano pushes for LGBTQ veterans commission

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 6, 2024

Gay Congressmember Mark Takano (D-Riverside) continues to push for a federal commission that will look into the experiences of LGBTQ servicemembers who enlisted in the military when its homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was in place.

Political Notebook: Gay men launch SF bids for BART, City College board seats

Political Notebook: Gay men launch SF bids for BART, City College board seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 4, 2024

Gay men have launched bids for seats on the boards overseeing the regional transit agency BART and City College of San Francisco that will appear on the November 5 ballot, with a third expected to also seek the BART seat.

Out in the World: Czech president signs expanded same-sex partnership rights into law — fight for marriage continues

Out in the World: Czech president signs expanded same-sex partnership rights into law — fight for marriage continues

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 3, 2024

Same-sex couples in the Czech Republic are a step closer to marriage equality, as pro-LGBTQ President Petr Pavel has expanded their rights under a new law.

Planning underway for 50th Castro Street Fair

Planning underway for 50th Castro Street Fair

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 3, 2024

Get ready for something special this fall — the Castro Street Fair is turning 50.