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Marin's Spahr Center suspends programs 'indefinitely'

Marin's Spahr Center suspends programs 'indefinitely'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 16, 2024

A week after stating that rumors of closure were "misinformation," the Spahr Center's executive director announced its programs are "indefinitely suspended" as of February 16.

Out in the World: Queer Palestinians unenthused by SF Pride's call for ceasefire

Out in the World: Queer Palestinians unenthused by SF Pride's call for ceasefire

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 16, 2024

Some queer Palestinians and their supporters met San Francisco Pride's call for a ceasefire and to free the hostages in the Israel-Hamas war with lackluster enthusiasm.

CA surveys its older LGBTQ residents

CA surveys its older LGBTQ residents

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 15, 2024

For the first time California is surveying its older LGBTQ residents to find out what issues they are dealing with as they age. The response to it has already surpassed expectations.

SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

SF mayor, officials celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Winter of Love'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 14, 2024

Same-sex couples sat next to one another as San Francisco Mayor London Breed recalled that magical moment 20 years ago when they could wed at City Hall.

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

Back in 2013 Alex Garcia moved to San Francisco to work on placing a statewide hospital reform measure on the ballot.

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

Business Briefing: Googler Prozan chairs tech industry's SF 'voice'

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

For the third year in a row Rebecca Prozan is chairing the advocacy organization sf.citi, which bills itself as "the voice" for the various technology businesses that have a footprint in San Francisco.

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 14, 2024

Several factors, including discrimination, homelessness, and violence, help explain why transgender women have a higher risk for HIV, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

Editorial: Vote yes on CA Prop 1

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

There is one statewide measure on the March 5 ballot. Proposition 1 authorizes $6.38 billion in bonds to build mental health treatment facilities for those with mental health and substance use challenges.

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations for SF props

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2024

San Francisco voters will determine a number of important issues on the March 5 ballot.

News Briefs: Former trans law center ED moves to task force

News Briefs: Former trans law center ED moves to task force

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 14, 2024

Kris Hayashi, formerly the executive director of the Oakland-based Transgender Law Center, has been hired for a top position with the National LGBTQ Task Force.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 14, 2024

A foreign policy organization writes about its endorsement of gay Southern California congressional candidate Jirair Ratevosian, Ph.D.

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

Former San Francisco mayor Mark Farrell made the case for unseating his successor and returning him to City Hall at his campaign announcement February 13.

Former SF mayor Farrell jumps into 2024 mayoral race

Former SF mayor Farrell jumps into 2024 mayoral race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 13, 2024

Following the death of San Francisco mayor Ed Lee in late 2017, then-supervisor Mark Farrell briefly took over as mayor when a majority of his board colleagues elected him to the position.

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

LGBTQ Agenda: Survey says more than 1 in 4 Gen Z adults are not straight

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

A survey released last month shows 28% of Generation Z adults identify as something other than straight.