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Concord LGBTQ center may close, interim ED says

Concord LGBTQ center may close, interim ED says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 8, 2023

The Rainbow Community Center in Concord is trying to raise $1 million by the end of next June in order to keep its doors open.

Editorial: Standing up to hate

Editorial: Standing up to hate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 8, 2023

California will soon observe United Against Hate Week — November 12-18 — and it's needed now more than ever.

News Briefs: Engardio to spotlight Sunset district during APEC

News Briefs: Engardio to spotlight Sunset district during APEC

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 8, 2023

Gay District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio will be highlighting the Sunset district during next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, conference in San Francisco.

Guest Opinion: Let the queerest generation vote

Guest Opinion: Let the queerest generation vote

  • by Ewan Barker Plummer
  • Nov 8, 2023

Growing up in San Francisco as a queer teen, I know how important the work of LGBTQ+ community leaders has been in creating a more accepting city.

South Asian tour highlights queer Berkeley history

South Asian tour highlights queer Berkeley history

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 8, 2023

South Asians have called Berkeley home for more than a century, and a walking tour is helping bring stories of LGBTQs to light.

Off-year elections bode well for LGBTQ candidates

Off-year elections bode well for LGBTQ candidates

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 8, 2023

Off-year elections are typically dull — with no presidential, congressional, or other big spotlight races on the ballot.

Out in the World: SF, Zurich compare LGBTQ movements' past and present

Out in the World: SF, Zurich compare LGBTQ movements' past and present

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 8, 2023

San Francisco and Zurich's LGBTQ communities were recently part of a weeklong celebration of the 20th anniversary of the two cities' sister city relationship.

Out Bay Area school candidates await final vote tallies

Out Bay Area school candidates await final vote tallies

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2023

The special elections for education board seats held November 7 in two Bay Area cities brought mixed results for out education leaders Sasha Ritzie-Hernandez and Clay Hale.

Political Notebook: Lesbian BART director Saltzman rules out 4th term

Political Notebook: Lesbian BART director Saltzman rules out 4th term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2023

Lesbian BART director Rebecca Saltzman has ruled out seeking a fourth term in 2024.

LGBTQ Agenda: Florida appeals Hamburger Mary's suit to US Supreme Court

LGBTQ Agenda: Florida appeals Hamburger Mary's suit to US Supreme Court

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 7, 2023

The administration of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appealed an appellate court's decision in favor of Hamburger Mary's in its suit against his anti-lewdness law to the United States Supreme Court.

Political Notes: Tuesday election could usher in historic LGBTQ wins

Political Notes: Tuesday election could usher in historic LGBTQ wins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 6, 2023

Voters in certain areas of California and across the country will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2023 off-year elections.

Obituaries: Alan Jaffray

Obituaries: Alan Jaffray

  • by BAR staff
  • Nov 3, 2023

The obituary for Alan Jaffray, who used his math skills to become a professional poker player.

Castro Merchants talk cops, holidays at November meeting

Castro Merchants talk cops, holidays at November meeting

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 2, 2023

A controversial proposed charter amendment to beef up police staffing by gay San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey was discussed at the Castro Merchants Association meeting Thursday.

Merchants rebuke Lesbians Who Tech after Castro confab woes

Merchants rebuke Lesbians Who Tech after Castro confab woes

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 2, 2023

The Castro Merchants Association issued a stinging rebuke to the recent Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit, voting at its monthly membership meeting to ask the organization not to shut down Castro Street for any future event.