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LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 31, 2022

For LGBTQ newswatchers, there are several specific contests in the November 8 elections that will both contribute to that overall political landscape and make important LGBTQ history.

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 31, 2022

With roughly one week left to the 2022 campaign season, LGBTQ leaders are confident that the November 8 election will result in 10% of California's 120 state legislators being LGBTQ.

Concord LGBTQ center executive director to depart

Concord LGBTQ center executive director to depart

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 28, 2022

Several months shy of his three-year mark in the position, Kiku Johnson is departing as executive director of the Rainbow Community Center in Concord.

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Oct 28, 2022

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a home invasion early Friday morning.

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 28, 2022

The need for suicide prevention for LGBTQ Mexican youth was clear to The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth organization based in Los Angeles.

LGBTQ issues are a flashpoint in CA school races

LGBTQ issues are a flashpoint in CA school races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 26, 2022

Across California this election season LGBTQ issues have become a flashpoint in school board races.

LGBTQ History Month: New leader settles in at LA LGBTQ archival group

LGBTQ History Month: New leader settles in at LA LGBTQ archival group

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 26, 2022

As the ONE Archives Foundation marks its 70th anniversary in November, making it the oldest continuously operating LGBTQ organization in the U.S., its new executive director is settling into the role and introducing himself to the local community.

News Briefs: Halloween events planned in SF, Oakland

News Briefs: Halloween events planned in SF, Oakland

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 26, 2022

Family-friendly trick-or-treating and costume contests are planned in San Francisco and Oakland as Halloween nears.

Editorial: Retain California justices

Editorial: Retain California justices

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 26, 2022

Largely flying under the radar on the November 8 ballot are the retention elections for California Supreme Court and appellate court justices. It's important that voters retain all of them.

Political Notebook: GOP controller candidate Chen's embrace of religious liberty red flag for LGBTQ advocates

Political Notebook: GOP controller candidate Chen's embrace of religious liberty red flag for LGBTQ advocates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 26, 2022

Republican California controller candidate Lanhee Chen's embrace of religious liberty proponents is raising red flags for LGBTQ advocates.

Guest Opinion: Navigating coming out of the closet in the South

Guest Opinion: Navigating coming out of the closet in the South

  • by Kollyn Conrad
  • Oct 26, 2022

Growing up in the South as gay leaves one with the feeling of not merely being different, but undeserving of respect and, more recently, in danger.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 26, 2022

A reader weighs in on the recent civil trial of actor Kevin Spacey.

Funeral set for Garza

Funeral set for Garza

  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 26, 2022

A Catholic funeral Mass will be held for Garza, a transgender Latina woman who started the House of Garza and did HIV/AIDS outreach for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Queer Reading: Book by gay Catholic theologian finds new publisher

Queer Reading: Book by gay Catholic theologian finds new publisher

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 26, 2022

It was a disturbing email notification that was received in June by Miguel H. Díaz, Ph.D., a gay man and former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and currently the John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University Chicago.