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Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

With the swearing in Saturday of District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio, there are now three gay men for the first time serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

Updated: SF Judge to hear case of man who allegedly took Castro 'hostage'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 6, 2023

A preliminary hearing in the case of a man arrested on suspicion of multiple attacks in the Castro neighborhood has been pushed back and has been continued again.

Newsom upbeat in inaugural address but calls out Republicans

Newsom upbeat in inaugural address but calls out Republicans

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 6, 2023

California Governor Gavin Newsom was upbeat in his second inaugural address Friday even as he acknowledged the harmful mistakes of the past and criticized Republican leaders in other states.

Engardio readies to take San Francisco supervisor seat

Engardio readies to take San Francisco supervisor seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 4, 2023

After his stunning victory in the November 8 election, ousting an elected supervisor in San Francisco for the first time in more than two decades, Joel Engardio took a well-deserved vacation with his husband, Lionel Hsu.

Harassment allegations resurface against Berkeley police chief nominee

Harassment allegations resurface against Berkeley police chief nominee

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 4, 2023

A lesbian who has been selected, but not yet confirmed, as Berkeley's next permanent police chief is asserting sexual harassment allegations made against her "were false."

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 4, 2023

If 2022 was one of the worst years on record in terms of anti-trans legislation in various state legislatures, the LGBTQ community should prepare for what portends to be an equally bad year in 2023.

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 4, 2023

LGBTQ people around the world faced challenges with ongoing attacks and groundbreaking wins in an action-packed 2022.

News Briefs: Muni T Third line starts new route Saturday

News Briefs: Muni T Third line starts new route Saturday

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 4, 2023

On Saturday, January 7, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's T Third line starts its historic new route, providing a direct Metro connection between Sunnydale and Chinatown-Rose Pak Station.

Guest Opinion: Leading with humanity: Putting the 'H' into LGBTQ+(H)

Guest Opinion: Leading with humanity: Putting the 'H' into LGBTQ+(H)

  • by Griffin Graham
  • Jan 4, 2023

When I think of my life story and the series of events that brought me to where I am today, two words come to mind: adversity and resilience.

Political Notebook: On board prez, gay SF Supervisor-elect Engardio is undecided

Political Notebook: On board prez, gay SF Supervisor-elect Engardio is undecided

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 4, 2023

Gay San Francisco District 4 Supervisor-elect Joel Engardio will face his first test as a new member of the Board of Supervisors Monday, January 9, when he casts a vote for president of the city's governing body.

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

Tullock breaks barriers as San Francisco's chief adult probation officer

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jan 3, 2023

Cristel Tullock is the first African-American to lead the city and county of San Francisco's adult probation department, as well as the first Latina and first lesbian to do so.

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 2, 2023

Associate Justice Kelli Evans is making history as the first queer woman of color to serve on California's highest court.

Ballot count blunder means trans dad didn't win Oakland school board seat

Ballot count blunder means trans dad didn't win Oakland school board seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 30, 2022

Ballot count blunder means transgender dad Nick Resnick didn't win an Oakland school board seat. His opponent plans to seek court action.

New LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

New LGBTQ laws take effect January 1

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, a trove of new LGBTQ laws will go into effect in California.