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Low releases TV ad for US House candidacy

Low releases TV ad for US House candidacy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 29, 2024

Bay Area viewers tuning into the pregame show on Fox ahead of the San Francisco 49ers clinching a Super Bowl berth Sunday caught the debut of an ad touting the congressional candidacy of gay Assemblymember Evan Low.

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ Latino group makes surprising dual endorsement in SF supervisor race

Political Notes: CA LGBTQ Latino group makes surprising dual endorsement in SF supervisor race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 29, 2024

A prominent California LGBTQ Latino political group is throwing its support behind two candidates in the hotly contested race for the District 9 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

Lesbian US Senator Butler meets with SF youth

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 27, 2024

Lesbian U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, during her first official community event in San Francisco as California's junior senator, met with youth leaders Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco's Don Fisher Clubhouse near City Hall.

UC Riverside buys Le Guin sci-fi novel cover art

UC Riverside buys Le Guin sci-fi novel cover art

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2024

A renowned science fiction collection at UC Riverside has purchased the original cover art for Ursula Le Guin's award-winning 1969 novel "The Left Hand of Darkness."

Out in the World: Latin American LGBTQs remain concerned about violence

Out in the World: Latin American LGBTQs remain concerned about violence

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 25, 2024

Organizations have reported that violence continues to spike in Mexico and Ecuador and activists have been protesting in those countries.

CA lawmakers revive PrEP, STD prevention bills

CA lawmakers revive PrEP, STD prevention bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 25, 2024

A bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom's signature to become law.

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There is one Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who stands above the others when it comes to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues and that's why we're recommending Congressmember Barbara Lee of Oakland for the U.S. Senate in the March 5 primary.

Out in the World: 4 organizations appeal to UN for anti-LGBTQ laws in Texas

Out in the World: 4 organizations appeal to UN for anti-LGBTQ laws in Texas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 24, 2024

Four advocacy organizations called upon the United Nations to protect queer rights in Texas because the United States has failed to act on the "systemic attack" on LGBTQ rights, according to a Joint Allegation Letter sent this week to the global body.

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There's not much excitement in the upcoming primary as far as the presidential race goes.

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

It's rare that a congressional seat opens up in the Bay Area, and we are fortunate to have extremely supportive representatives here.

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

Exhibit showcases acceptance of LGBTQ APIs

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Jan 24, 2024

The on-and-off rain January 19 didn't deter a crowd from gathering in the GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for the opening reception of the "API Family Wall of Pride" exhibition.

Transmissions: Linguistic history

Transmissions: Linguistic history

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 24, 2024

I was recently made aware of a fascinating bit of linguistic history, courtesy of the 1661 edition of Thomas Blount's "Glossographia, or a dictionary interpreting all such hard words of whatsoever language now used in our refined English tongue."

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 24, 2024

A reader weighs in on last week's story about a San Francisco educator.