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Out in the World: Rights group takes Meta to task for not protecting LGBTQ people

Out in the World: Rights group takes Meta to task for not protecting LGBTQ people

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 8, 2024

Human Rights Watch called for social media network giant Meta to lead the industry in protecting LGBTQ people around the world with the launch of its #SecureOurSocials campaign.

Gay men account for a large share of STIs

Gay men account for a large share of STIs

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 7, 2024

Syphilis is surging in the United States, but cases of chlamydia have leveled off and gonorrhea has declined, according to the latest sexually transmitted infections surveillance report.

Witnesses to history recall 'Winter of Love' 20 years on

Witnesses to history recall 'Winter of Love' 20 years on

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2024

Those involved with San Francisco's "Winter of Love" recall the historic time 20 years ago with same-sex couples could marry.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has completed its editorials of endorsements for the March 5 primary.

Editorial: Retain SF Judges Begert, Thompson

Editorial: Retain SF Judges Begert, Thompson

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

San Francisco voters should retain Superior Court Judges Michael Isaku Begert and Patrick Thompson.

Editorial: Johnson recommended for Alameda bench

Editorial: Johnson recommended for Alameda bench

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter recommends attorney Michael Johnson for an open seat on the Alameda County Superior Court.

Editorial: 2 out candidates for Alameda supe

Editorial: 2 out candidates for Alameda supe

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2024

We've been waiting a long time to have a member of the LGBTQ community elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Political Notebook:  East Bay bi councilwoman Rubio seeks state Senate seat

Political Notebook: East Bay bi councilwoman Rubio seeks state Senate seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 7, 2024

For nearly three decades Marisol Rubio's top priority has been taking care of her daughter, Alexandria, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer shortly after being born.

News Briefs: Two-Spirit powwow celebrates Native culture

News Briefs: Two-Spirit powwow celebrates Native culture

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 7, 2024

This year's Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits 13th annual Powwow will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the LGBTQ group's founding.

New SF LGBTQ+ dodgeball league emphasizes a welcoming sport space

New SF LGBTQ+ dodgeball league emphasizes a welcoming sport space

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Feb 7, 2024

For some, the mention of dodgeball brings to mind the 2004 sports comedy film starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.

Go-Go's inducted into CA Hall of Fame

Go-Go's inducted into CA Hall of Fame

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 7, 2024

Members of the Go-Go's were inducted into the California Hall of Fame during a February 6 ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 7, 2024

Readers write in about the HONOR PAC endorsement in the SF District 9 supervisor race and about how we forgot a nugget of history in the story about the old Harvey's bar in the Castro. (We fixed it.)

Alameda judge sworn in

Alameda judge sworn in

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 7, 2024

Out Alameda County Superior Court Judge Bentrish Satarzadeh was sworn into office February 2. Governor Gavin Newsom had appointed her late last month.

Transmissions: Send in the clowns

Transmissions: Send in the clowns

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Feb 7, 2024

Today, I want to talk to you about clowns. No, I am not slyly referring to the various Republican politicians who are filing ever more draconian bills to squash transgender freedom across our country, though the thought had occurred to me.