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Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jun 15, 2022

Spurred on by a Twitter account known for its provocative nature, @libsoftiktok, a cadre of alleged Proud Boys members stormed into the San Lorenzo library in the East Bay June 11.

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Clayton, a small town in the heart of Contra Costa County, will hold its inaugural Pride parade Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Pulse victims remembered

Pulse victims remembered

  • Jun 15, 2022

San Francisco remembered the Pulse nightclub massacre that took place six years ago in Orlando, Florida.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

A reader sounds off on far-right group believed to have planned to disrupt a Pride event in Idaho; pink triangle co-founder thanks the many it takes to put on the unique SF Pride Month installation.

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

The obituary for William Alan Stern, who lived in the Mission district for over three decades and adored all varieties of culture.

Guest Opinion: Substance abuse, suicide on rise in CA

Guest Opinion: Substance abuse, suicide on rise in CA

  • by Marcel Gemme
  • Jun 15, 2022

Substance use disorder and suicide are on the rise in California.

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 15, 2022

San Diego will see an inaugural queer arts festival this month. A queer San Francisco Bay Area native is the visionary behind the event.

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

The obituary for Douglas (Doug) Anderson, who worked in the transportation, logistics, and trucking industry and stood for social equality.

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jun 15, 2022

President Joe Biden, in recognition of Pride Month during a reception with LGBTQ leaders and advocates at the White House, on June 15 signed a wide-ranging executive order advancing his administration's goals for LGBTQ policy.

Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 14, 2022

Calaveras County voters have elected a gay man to the Board of Supervisors.

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 14, 2022

In the United States, 16 states and three territories offer no protections to LGBTQ workers meaning, in other words, one can be fired simply because one identifies under one of the letters of the acronym, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 13, 2022

Kids attending a drag queen story hour at the San Lorenzo public library in the East Bay were confronted by right-wing protesters June 11, as alleged members of the Proud Boys barged in and harassed drag queen Panda Dulce as she was reading.

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 13, 2022

While death threats aren't anything new to gay state Senator Scott Wiener, they took a decidedly chilling turn June 12 when he received an email telling him bombs had been placed in his home and office.

Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 13, 2022

With the support of her two out colleagues on the board that oversees the Bay Area's regional transit agency BART, board member Janice Li is officially kicking off her bid for reelection Monday.