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Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 16, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom should immediately issue a pardon for Salesh Prasad, a queer man who's been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for many months.

SF was at epicenter of lesbians helping gay men during AIDS crisis

SF was at epicenter of lesbians helping gay men during AIDS crisis

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

This article looks at the role of lesbians as caregivers and working in the nonprofit and health care fields during the height of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.

SF supes OK landmark status for Compton's site

SF supes OK landmark status for Compton's site

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 16, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve local landmark status for the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin and the facade of the old Compton's Cafeteria, site of a 1966 protest by trans people.

News Briefs: Bay Area TDOR events announced

News Briefs: Bay Area TDOR events announced

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

Communities across the Bay Area will observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance this week. This year will also mark the first time that Governor Gavin Newsom will issue a declaration.

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

  • by Dianna Anderson
  • Nov 16, 2022

[Growing up], I didn't feel connected to womanhood any more than I felt connected to the car my mom drove to ferry me to and from school while I played my genuinely terrible mix CDs for her.

SF entertainment commissioner sworn in

SF entertainment commissioner sworn in

  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 16, 2022

San Francisco's newest entertainment commissioner, Stephen Torres, was sworn into office November 9.

New mural graces SF City Clinic

New mural graces SF City Clinic

  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 16, 2022

Staff from the San Francisco City Clinic, muralists, and others from the Department of Public Health celebrated the dedication of a new mural, "Sanctuary for Health," on the facade of the clinic's building at 356 Seventh Street Tuesday, November 15.

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

US Senate votes to move forward on marriage bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 16, 2022

In the U.S. Senate, in a 62-37 vote Wednesday, 12 Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the Respect for Marriage Act bill.

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

Political Notebook: Out candidates trail in marquee Bay Area races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 16, 2022

Around the Bay Area LGBTQ candidates in a number of marquee November 8 general election races continue to fall short in their bids.

Gay, HIV-positive SF Supervisor Dorsey wins full term

Gay, HIV-positive SF Supervisor Dorsey wins full term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

In winning a full term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, gay District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey has become the city's first HIV-positive elected supervisor.

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

With the Associated Press calling the California 41st Congressional District race for Congressmember Ken Calvert (R-Corona), and the incumbent declaring victory, Democrats are now raising money for a recount fund on behalf of gay candidate Will Rollins.

Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

In Monterey County voters elected as their first lesbian and first Latina sheriff Tina Nieto, in the November 8 general election. Meanwhile, in the coastal city of Monterey, City Councilmember Tyller Williamson has become his city's first gay mayor.

LGBTQ Agenda: Webinar looks at supporting tobacco-free LGBTQ communities

LGBTQ Agenda: Webinar looks at supporting tobacco-free LGBTQ communities

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 15, 2022

With the growth in acceptance of LGBTQ people came a curious byproduct: increased attention and marketing.

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 14, 2022

In his still too close to call race for California's 41st Congressional District seat, gay former federal prosecutor Will Rollins has turned to what is known as "ballot curing" in his hunt for votes to put him into the winner's circle.