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Year in Review: 2022 brought LGBTQ gains amid backdrop of attacks

Year in Review: 2022 brought LGBTQ gains amid backdrop of attacks

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 28, 2022

There was no shortage of dramatic and consequential events to consider as the top stories for the LGBTQ community in 2022.

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

Political Notebook: 2022 Op-Art shines a light on transphobia

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

This year's op-art shines a light on transphobia, which sadly has been on the rise across the country.

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 28, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter editorial board has some ideas for how California Governor Gavin Newsom can use his political capital in 2023.

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

News Briefs: CA parks kickoff 2023 with special hikes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 28, 2022

California State Parks officials invite residents to welcome in 2023 by taking part in the agency's annual First Day Hike offerings.

Transmissions: The New Year

Transmissions: The New Year

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Dec 28, 2022

It was eight and a half years ago - in spring of 2014 - that Time magazine declared the "transgender tipping point" on its front cover.

Guest Opinion: Stakes are high in wedding website case

Guest Opinion: Stakes are high in wedding website case

  • by Michael Nunez
  • Dec 28, 2022

On December 5, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in 303 Creative LLC vs. Aubrey Elenis, in which the company 303 Creative preemptively seeks the right to refuse to sell wedding websites to same-sex couples.

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

Out in the World: LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations get a boost

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 28, 2022

LGBTQ asylum and refugee organizations are launching new initiatives to increase efforts to help queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers and refugees.

FDA approves twice-yearly HIV treatment

FDA approves twice-yearly HIV treatment

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 28, 2022

There is a new long-acting drug for people with highly resistant HIV who have, until now, had limited medication options.

Newsom names out judges to California courts

Newsom names out judges to California courts

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 23, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom named two out lawyers to California superior courts Friday.

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

Hearing for serial Castro offender Triball pushed to January

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 23, 2022

A San Francisco Superior Court judge pushed to early 2023 a preliminary hearing for a man who, many say, has terrorized Castro residents and visitors for the past few years.

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

SF Supervisor Mandelman criticizes court's handling of serial offender in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 22, 2022

A man who, in the words of gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, "has repeatedly cycled through the criminal justice system and continues to exhibit alarming and violent behavior," has a December 23 hearing about his treatment options.

Lesbian CA legislator's out sister aims to succeed her in Sacramento

Lesbian CA legislator's out sister aims to succeed her in Sacramento

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 21, 2022

In what would be a first for the California Legislature, a lesbian member of the Assembly could be succeeded by her out sister come 2024.

COVID pandemic highlighted importance of advanced care planning

COVID pandemic highlighted importance of advanced care planning

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 21, 2022

Three years ago Palm Springs resident Richard Bass went to visit a friend who was in the hospital after experiencing a fainting spell at home.

Editorial: Log Cabin goes all-in on MAGA

Editorial: Log Cabin goes all-in on MAGA

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 21, 2022

The old saying, "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" certainly applies to the Log Cabin Republicans.