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Political Notebook: On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Harvey Milk continues to inspire

Political Notebook: On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Harvey Milk continues to inspire

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 13, 2022

When the co-owners of the first gay bar in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik were considering what to call their establishment, they found inspiration from California.

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 12, 2022

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward has revealed he has COVID and is self-isolating at home this week to protect his family, staff, and others from also contracting the virus.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the June 7 primary.

Getting high and falling out on GHB

Getting high and falling out on GHB

  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 11, 2022

The fall is so quick that most people can only remember where they landed: in someone else's bed, on a park bench, or in a hospital room.

News Briefs: Changes coming to SF pink triangle display

News Briefs: Changes coming to SF pink triangle display

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 11, 2022

The annual pink triangle installation atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks is going to be a little different this year, and volunteers are being sought to help out.

Business Briefing: Comics shop welcomes readers of all persuasions

Business Briefing: Comics shop welcomes readers of all persuasions

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 11, 2022

There are no aisles of bookcases overstuffed with comic books at Sour Cherry Comics in San Francisco's Mission district neighborhood.

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

We are fortunate in the Bay Area to have a solid Democratic congressional delegation.

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

Gay SF man sues for libel after tweet accuses him of murder

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 11, 2022

After reposting a tweet falsely accusing gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center, writer and personal finance guru Erica Sandberg now finds herself the defendant in a $1.9 million lawsuit.

SF readies for Pink Saturday, other June Pride Month events

SF readies for Pink Saturday, other June Pride Month events

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 11, 2022

Organizations are in the midst of planning activities for Pride Month in June, including the return of a Pink Saturday dance party in the Castro and an event in Golden Gate Park timed with the observance of Juneteenth.

Pop-ups may help fill Castro storefronts

Pop-ups may help fill Castro storefronts

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 11, 2022

Castro merchants, long frustrated by the presence of so many empty storefronts throughout the LGBTQ neighborhood but particularly on Castro Street itself, may find themselves with new neighbors, temporarily at least.

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 11, 2022

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.

Trans women prisoners in CA file to intervene in anti-trans lawsuit

Trans women prisoners in CA file to intervene in anti-trans lawsuit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

Four trans women currently incarcerated in California prisons have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that, if successful, would undermine their right to serve out their prison terms in women's prisons.

Mandelman proposes enhancing Castro Theatre landmark status

Mandelman proposes enhancing Castro Theatre landmark status

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

The Castro Theatre, which was designated City Landmark #100 in 1976, may see an enhancement of that status later this year if a resolution by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman is approved.

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

If anything describes what the discerning historian encounters on a day-to-day basis, it might be this quote from Gregory Smithers' new book, "Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America."