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NorCal Pride parades, festivals start soon

NorCal Pride parades, festivals start soon

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 22, 2024

The start of Pride Month in June ushers in a bevy of parades, festivals, and other events in Northern California aimed at recognizing the LGBTQ community.

All 5 major SF mayor candidates make pitches for Milk club nod

All 5 major SF mayor candidates make pitches for Milk club nod

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 22, 2024

The news from Mayor London Breed may have not been what many members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club wanted to hear during a May 21 forum.

Editorial: EQCA must 'be bold' on ballot measure

Editorial: EQCA must 'be bold' on ballot measure

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 22, 2024

Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights organization, recently announced that it has selected its theme for Pride 2024: "Be Proud. Be Loud. Be Bold."

Guest Opinion: QTAPIs and SF Democrats must unite

Guest Opinion: QTAPIs and SF Democrats must unite

  • by Michael T. Nguyen
  • May 22, 2024

At a time when LGBTQ+ Americans continue to be persecuted for who they are and who they love, with 515 pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation being introduced across the country, there's power in being at the right place at the right time, even in the darkness.

Honoring Harvey Milk

Honoring Harvey Milk

  • by BAR staff
  • May 22, 2024

San Francisco Mayor London Breed addressed a gathering in Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro Sunday, May 19, as part of the activities celebrating Harvey Milk Day.

Lawmakers request audit of CA AIDS office

Lawmakers request audit of CA AIDS office

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 22, 2024

Legislators have authorized an audit of the California office responsible for addressing the state's HIV prevention efforts and care for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Political Notebook: 2nd gay candidate, Wright, seeks SF BART board seat

Political Notebook: 2nd gay candidate, Wright, seeks SF BART board seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 22, 2024

Widely expected to seek one of San Francisco's seats on the board overseeing the regional transit agency BART, former Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club Co-President Edward Wright made it official Wednesday.

New HIV cases continue to decline, CDC finds

New HIV cases continue to decline, CDC finds

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 22, 2024

New HIV infections in the U.S. continue to fall, with the greatest declines seen among gay and bisexual men, young people, and people living in the South, according to a set of HIV surveillance reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ward revives bill to ban forced outing of trans students

Ward revives bill to ban forced outing of trans students

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 21, 2024

A state lawmaker has revived his bill aimed at prohibiting California school officials from outing transgender students to their parents or guardians without their permission.

CCSF poised to hire gay chancellor

CCSF poised to hire gay chancellor

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

City College of San Francisco may get its first gay chancellor soon, as its board president has negotiated a new contract with a former official in San Mateo's community college system to serve as its interim leader, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

SF trans community in mourning after woman's killing

SF trans community in mourning after woman's killing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

San Francisco's transgender community is coming together to mourn one of its own who was killed last week.

LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

LGBTQ Agenda: Pride events, LGBTQ gatherings on alert after warning from feds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 21, 2024

People planning to attend Pride Months in cities across the country are being asked to remain vigilant against possible terrorism, though no specific threats have been reported.

Peskin talks housing, 'doom loop,' and leadership during Castro visit

Peskin talks housing, 'doom loop,' and leadership during Castro visit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 20, 2024

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, who is running for mayor, wants voters to know he doesn't think he's against new housing.

LGBTQ therapy agency warns of eviction from SF Castro office

LGBTQ therapy agency warns of eviction from SF Castro office

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 20, 2024

A Castro neighborhood LGBTQ counseling and mental health treatment agency said that it's facing an eviction threat.