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Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As state leaders grapple with a projected $22 billion budget deficit this year, LGBTQ members of the California Senate will be in key leadership posts to help address fiscal matters and other policy issues in 2023.

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As the saying goes, at the end of every rainbow should be a pot of gold. And one is likely to encounter a unicorn grazing nearby, according to legend.

News Briefs: Last chance to apply for SF drag laureate

News Briefs: Last chance to apply for SF drag laureate

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 11, 2023

Calling all interested San Francisco drag artists: time is running out to apply for the inaugural drag laureate post the city created last year.

2023 ushers in new SF LGBTQ Dem club leaders

2023 ushers in new SF LGBTQ Dem club leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

San Francisco's two main LGBTQ political clubs are bidding adieu to their male leaders of the past two years.

Activists pay homage to Iranian martyrs

Activists pay homage to Iranian martyrs

  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 11, 2023

Local Iranians and non-Iranians paid tribute to those murdered by the Islamic regime at the Castro plague of Fereydoun Farrokhzad.

Transmissions: Transition is not a destination, it's a passage

Transmissions: Transition is not a destination, it's a passage

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 11, 2023

Recently, while in the throes of nostalgia, I went through a pair of filing boxes I have containing decades of old snapshots.

Guest Opinion: Reflecting on 2022 as we forge ahead into the new year

Guest Opinion: Reflecting on 2022 as we forge ahead into the new year

  • by Nguyen Pham
  • Jan 11, 2023

2022 was a year of incredible highs and regressive lows, exhilaration and devastation, and many measures in between.

Project maps queer Oakland with elders' stories

Project maps queer Oakland with elders' stories

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 11, 2023

Queer and lesbian oral storytelling professional Elena Botkin-Levy's Mapping Queer Oakland brings the city's diverse and unique LGBTQ stories to light.

CA bill aims to protect transgender youths' privacy

CA bill aims to protect transgender youths' privacy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

Legislation introduced this week by gay Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) aims to protect the privacy of transgender youth in California.

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 10, 2023

Alameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to seek a recount of the votes cast in an Oakland school board election where the certified winner, a transgender married dad, it turns out did not receive the most votes.

Castro Merchants co-president steps down after business ravaged in storms

Castro Merchants co-president steps down after business ravaged in storms

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 10, 2023

Dave Karraker, a gay man who co-owns MX3 Fitness in the Castro, among other locations, announced his resignation from the role of co-president of the Castro Merchants Association in an email late Monday.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 10, 2023

LGBTQ Roman Catholics had mixed emotions about the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died in Rome on December 31.

Gay man to lead sprawling Bay Area national park

Gay man to lead sprawling Bay Area national park

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

A gay married dad with long ties to the Bay Area has been named the new superintendent for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

The divisions among the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were on full display Monday as the 11 members voted to elect one of their own as board president for the next two years.