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LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

LGBTQ Agenda: NCLR, 90 other LGBTQ orgs sign on to letter to protect abortion access

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 3, 2022

With a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion rights looming, 91 LGBTQ organizations have signed an open letter calling on policymakers at all levels of government to protect access to abortion care.

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

Out in the World: US LGBTQ special envoy takes first international trips

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 3, 2022

The United States' LGBTQ expert, Jessica Stern, recently embarked on her first two international trips to Asia and Europe to meet with government and civil society leaders, the State Department announced.

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 2, 2022

At least a few dozen people were crammed into gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's second floor City Hall offices in the late afternoon June 1 for rainbow cake and a display of art by six San Francisco LGBTQ artists.

After SF Pride, police reach compromise, Mayor Breed, gay supe Dorsey to march in parade

After SF Pride, police reach compromise, Mayor Breed, gay supe Dorsey to march in parade

  • by Eric Burkett and Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 2, 2022

San Francisco Pride and LGBTQ police officers have reached a compromise for the upcoming parade that will see some personnel marching in uniform.

Out in the Bay: The artists making Castro Camera Queer AF

Out in the Bay: The artists making Castro Camera Queer AF

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jun 2, 2022

Meet Queer Arts Featured (Queer AF), the team working to bring life, art, and community back to the historic site of Harvey Milk's Castro Camera shop.

Mahogany to kick off San Francisco D6 supervisor bid Thursday

Mahogany to kick off San Francisco D6 supervisor bid Thursday

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2022

Queer San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Honey Mahogany will officially announce her run to become the city's first transgender supervisor Thursday.

SF's Excelsior to hold first official Pride party

SF's Excelsior to hold first official Pride party

  • by Adam Echelman
  • Jun 1, 2022

San Francisco's Excelsior district is one of the more conservative areas of the city — not always welcoming to LGBTQ residents But that is starting to change.

Out supervisor candidates detail housing plans

Out supervisor candidates detail housing plans

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2022

Three out candidates for the Board of Supervisors in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Mateo counties outlined their housing plans ahead of the June 7 primary election.

Editorial: Breed's budget includes LGBTQs

Editorial: Breed's budget includes LGBTQs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 1, 2022

So far in her proposed two-year budget that she released Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has specified nearly $10 million for LGBTQs.

Political Notebook: Out West Coast candidates face tough House races

Political Notebook: Out West Coast candidates face tough House races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 1, 2022

Of the three gay men and one lesbian seen as the most viable non-incumbent candidates vying for U.S. House seats in the West Coast, all but one are facing tough roads to victory this year.

News Briefs: Richmond, Santa Cruz, Sonoma hold Pride events

News Briefs: Richmond, Santa Cruz, Sonoma hold Pride events

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 1, 2022

In-person and virtual Pride festivals and parades are kicking off this weekend in Richmond, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma County.

SF safety officers raise Pride flag

SF safety officers raise Pride flag

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 1, 2022

Representatives from the San Francisco sheriff's, police, and fire departments joined together June 1 to raise the Pride flag outside County Jail #3 in San Bruno.

B.A.R. takes 3rd place in newspaper contest

B.A.R. takes 3rd place in newspaper contest

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 1, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter won third place for general excellence in its category in the recent California News Publishers Association awards.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 1, 2022

In this week's letters to the editor, readers have more opinions on the SF Pride's policy banning uniformed police officers from marching in the parade.