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Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

Senate gives final passage to Respect for Marriage Act

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 29, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the bill back to the House of Representatives for a vote before it goes to President Joe Biden, who has said he will sign it.

SF supervisors panel advances proposed changes to city employee giving program

SF supervisors panel advances proposed changes to city employee giving program

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 28, 2022

Following concerns raised by city employees about the destination of monies raised under San Francisco's Heart of the City combined charities program, the three members of the Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee agreed Monday to recommend an update.

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 24, 2022

On the island of O'ahu, a short walk from the historic gay bar Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and touristy gay Kuhio Beach Park, a locus of healing and pilgrimage has been re-remembered on Waikīkī Beach through a reclaimed legend of transgender healing spirits.

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

Mayor-elect Thao vows to unite Oakland

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 23, 2022

Walking onto the steps of City Hall Wednesday to Queen's "We are the Champions," Oakland Mayor-elect Sheng Thao thanked those who voted for her and vowed to be a mayor for all residents — even if they supported another candidate during the campaign.

Updated: Missing SF gay man found safe

Updated: Missing SF gay man found safe

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 23, 2022

Since the Bay Area Reporter published the below article on Wednesday, November 23, Gabriel Flores, a gay San Francisco man, was found safe, his friends said.

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

Out East Bay dads win school board seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 23, 2022

Two out dads scored historic victories in the November 8 election by winning seats on their East Bay cities' school boards, while two out Bay Area female education leaders also scored historic wins.

World AIDS Day draws attention to the epidemic

World AIDS Day draws attention to the epidemic

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 22, 2022

As they have for the past 34 years, AIDS activists along with LGBTQ and health organizations will be gathering at events around the Bay Area Thursday, December 1, to mark World AIDS Day.

Political Notebook: At San Francisco Friendsgiving event, attendees give thanks

Political Notebook: At San Francisco Friendsgiving event, attendees give thanks

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 22, 2022

At a drag-themed Friendsgiving co-hosted by 21Seeds Tequila and famed San Francisco drag personality Juanita MORE!, attendees gave thanks for the past year and the outcome of the midterm elections.

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 22, 2022

We are angry and grieving after another senseless mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub — a venue that is supposed to be a safe space where we can be ourselves with our queer and allied friends, family, and lovers.

Castro leaders discuss how to expand queer spaces in the neighborhood

Castro leaders discuss how to expand queer spaces in the neighborhood

  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 22, 2022

One recent evening, in a dimly lit empty storefront in the Castro, several dozen locals gathered to hear a panel of neighborhood leaders discuss strategies to preserve and expand queer spaces in the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

  • by Joyce Newstat and Scott Wiener
  • Nov 22, 2022

Every year, at the beginning of Pride Month, we put on our parkas and wool caps and head up to Twin Peaks to light the incredible pink triangle installation.

News Briefs: Castro holiday tree lighting coming up

News Briefs: Castro holiday tree lighting coming up

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 22, 2022

The Castro Merchants Association will hold its holiday tree lighting ceremony Monday, November 28, at 6 p.m. at Castro and 18th streets, in front of the Bank of America building.

SF march observes trans remembrance day

SF march observes trans remembrance day

  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 22, 2022

Transgender people and their allies marched in San Francisco Sunday, November 20, in observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

In disappointing loss to LGBTQ community, Rollins concedes CA House race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 21, 2022

Gay U.S. House candidate Will Rollins, center, has conceded his race against conservative Riverside County Republican Congressmember Ken Calvert