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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.

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.)

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.

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.

California marriage equality campaign launches

California marriage equality campaign launches

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2024

LGBTQ leaders statewide launched their Freedom to Marry campaign during a virtual news conference Wednesday, beginning their pitch to voters that the California constitution's technical ban on same-sex marriage has got to go.

8 Best Small Towns to Buy a Vacation Home in the U.S.

8 Best Small Towns to Buy a Vacation Home in the U.S.

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Feb 7, 2024

Have you ever dreamt of owning a quaint vacation home in a charming small town? Somewhere you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life, maybe a cozy spot nestled in nature or a historic town brimming with character?

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 6, 2024

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies. He did so Tuesday without comment.

SF DA blasts 'culture of tolerance' at retail theft town hall

SF DA blasts 'culture of tolerance' at retail theft town hall

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

The consensus of a town hall discussion on mass retail thefts by San Francisco community leaders Monday was that laws and culture need to change to stem the tide.

Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

The preliminary hearing in the case of the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was pushed back again.

Comcast NBCUniversal partnering with News is Out and Word In Black to launch fellowship program

Comcast NBCUniversal partnering with News is Out and Word In Black to launch fellowship program

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 6, 2024

News is Out, a queer media collaborative of six of the nation's legendary LGBTQ+ publications, and Word In Black, a collaborative of 10 of the nation's legendary Black publishers, are joining Comcast NBCUniversal for a groundbreaking initiative.