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Guest Opinion: It's fitting that Biden signed marriage bill into law

Guest Opinion: It's fitting that Biden signed marriage bill into law

  • by William F. Wilson
  • Dec 14, 2022

On Tuesday, December 13, President Joe Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act that has passed both the House and Senate.

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 14, 2022

There were times during the U.S. Supreme Court's oral argument in this session's highly significant LGBTQ case when some listeners might have thought they were hearing a modern day dramatic interpretation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

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.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 14, 2022

A reader is disappointed that the Historic Preservation Commission postponed its vote on expanding landmarking for the Castro Theatre.

Transmissions: We are transgender

Transmissions: We are transgender

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 14, 2022

Non-transgender people — whether through malicious, willful ignorance or an innocent lack of understanding — fail to grasp what I consider the most essential fact of trans lives: we do not become transgender, we are transgender.

Santa Skivvies run delights Castro

Santa Skivvies run delights Castro

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 14, 2022

The popular Santa Skivvies run took place december 11 in the Castro.

FDA may allow more gay men to donate blood

FDA may allow more gay men to donate blood

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 14, 2022

Gay and bisexual men may soon be allowed to donate blood without a fixed period of sexual abstinence, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced late last month in response to a Wall Street Journal report about the policy change.

Tenderloin merchant group starts petition to demand tax refund over drug crisis

Tenderloin merchant group starts petition to demand tax refund over drug crisis

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 14, 2022

Some merchants in the Tenderloin want a refund of city taxes and fees because of their cost of doing business amid the crime and drug dealing on the neighborhood's streets.

Biden signs marriage bill

Biden signs marriage bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 13, 2022

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday, marking the first significant piece of LGBTQ rights legislation to become law in a decade.

LGBTQ Agenda: Report highlights how lack of IDs impacts trans people

LGBTQ Agenda: Report highlights how lack of IDs impacts trans people

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 13, 2022

A new report highlights issues faced by trans people and others who lack government-issued identification.

SFPD announces arrest in Castro-area homicide near Safeway

SFPD announces arrest in Castro-area homicide near Safeway

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 12, 2022

A suspect in a Castro-area homicide wo months ago has been arrested and is being held in San Francisco County Jail.

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege concedes, won't seek recount

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege concedes, won't seek recount

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 12, 2022

Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege conceded Monday in her race for an Assembly seat after deciding against seeking a recount of her election results.

Political Notes: Bay Area cities welcome new LGBTQ leaders

Political Notes: Bay Area cities welcome new LGBTQ leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 12, 2022

Cities around the Bay Area are welcoming new LGBTQ leaders this month and next, following the outcomes of local elections on the November 8 ballot.

SF health department expands mpox vaccine recommendations

SF health department expands mpox vaccine recommendations

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 9, 2022

The San Francisco Department of Public Health on Friday dropped eligibility criteria for the mpox vaccine and now says that anyone at risk should be able to get the shot.