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Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2024

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility was dismissed Wednesday due to police misconduct.

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

Updated: Milk plaza meeting postponed by organizers possibly due to Gaza protest

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2024

Apparent plans for a protest in support of Gaza may have led to the postponement of the big "We're Here to Recruit You" community meeting to discuss the planned renovation of the Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

US Senate candidates debate ahead of primary

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

The three Democratic candidates vying to represent California in the United States Senate hit the sole Republican candidate on his refusal to say if he will vote for former president and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump this year during a debate Monday.

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

Wiener introduces bill to ensure collection of LGBTQ health data

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2024

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation to ensure that state health officials are meeting their requirements to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity demographics.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas man writes to SF about Nextdoor reviewer's 'sodomite' comment

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2024

A Texas man has not heard back from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission after he complained that a Nextdoor reviewer used the term "sodomite" when replying to his post.

Political Notebook: SF supervisors set to back Matthew Shepard stamp

Political Notebook: SF supervisors set to back Matthew Shepard stamp

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 22, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is to become the first government body to endorse the issuance of a U.S. postal stamp honoring murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard.

Out in the World: Gay European leaders make headlines

Out in the World: Gay European leaders make headlines

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 22, 2024

Two European political leaders have made headlines in January.

5 candidates make their case to replace Eshoo in Congress

5 candidates make their case to replace Eshoo in Congress

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2024

Five of the 11 contenders — including two queer candidates — vying for outgoing Congressmember Anna Eshoo's Silicon Valley seat made their case to the Jewish community in a moderated discussion in Palo Alto.

Lesbian Atkins to run for CA governor

Lesbian Atkins to run for CA governor

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 19, 2024

Toni Atkins, the outgoing president pro tempore of the state Senate and a lesbian longtime lawmaker, is looking to make history as the state's first woman and out governor.

Lesbians Who Tech moving summit to NYC

Lesbians Who Tech moving summit to NYC

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2024

The national lesbian-centered confab that has been the bane of some Castro merchants over the last two years it has been held in the LGBTQ neighborhood is heading to the Big Apple for this year's event.

Queer candidates spar at SF District 9 supervisor debate

Queer candidates spar at SF District 9 supervisor debate

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2024

Sparks flew between two of the three queer candidates present at a January 17 debate for those running for San Francisco District 9 supervisor over the war in Gaza and antisemitism at home.

Gay SF educator's life upended by false sexual misconduct claim

Gay SF educator's life upended by false sexual misconduct claim

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 17, 2024

It's the concern that gays in the education profession fear the most. And it's an ugly stereotype: A false allegation of sexual misconduct with a student that can derail careers and lead to tragic consequences.

Editorial:  SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

Editorial: SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 17, 2024

It's one of the oldest — and most damaging — of tropes: that gay people molest children.

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

  • by Mark Daley
  • Jan 17, 2024

A few nights earlier, I'd gone down a research rabbit hole. What began with one question — was there one singular risk factor that could forecast child abuse or neglect? — quickly budded into dozens more.