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LGBTQ synagogue brings Hanukkah to the Castro

LGBTQ synagogue brings Hanukkah to the Castro

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 21, 2022

Unseasonably cold temperatures did not stop a hearty band of around 100 people from gathering in Jane Warner Plaza Monday night to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

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.

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 21, 2022

High-ranking gay Congressmember Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) was among a small delegation that traveled to Cuba earlier this month.

Happy holidays from the Castro

Happy holidays from the Castro

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

The second annual Winter Wonderland in the Castro drew hundreds of people for pictures with Santa, fun, and a sexy elf contest.

News Briefs: Creating Change confab coming to SF

News Briefs: Creating Change confab coming to SF

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 21, 2022

The National LGBTQ Task Force's popular Creating Change conference will be held in San Francisco early next year, as the queer rights organization prepares to mark its 50th anniversary.

Guest Opinion: Work continues to advance LGBTQ equity

Guest Opinion: Work continues to advance LGBTQ equity

  • by Jamie Bruning-Miles and Tye Gregory
  • Dec 21, 2022

On Tuesday, December 13, a historic event — the signing in Washington, D.C. of the Respect for Marriage Act by President Joe Biden — brought us all together from the Bay Area.

CA sets 2024 debut for LGBTQ teacher training course

CA sets 2024 debut for LGBTQ teacher training course

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 21, 2022

Come Pride Month in 2024 California educational officials are set to debut an online LGBTQ+ cultural competency training course to be taken by public school teachers and other credentialed staff employed by the state's 977 school districts.

Sarria gets his star in Palm Springs

Sarria gets his star in Palm Springs

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

The city of Palm Springs posthumously honored Latino drag icon and activist José Julio Sarria on its Walk of Stars Monday, December 12.

City workers repair Path of Gold lights

City workers repair Path of Gold lights

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

A crew from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission was out Wednesday morning repairing the historic Path of Gold light fixtures on upper Market Street near 14th Street.

A fun drag storytime in SF

A fun drag storytime in SF

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

Drag Queen Story Hour is alive and well in San Francisco, as Per Sia read to kids and their parents last weekend.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 21, 2022

This week's letter writers sound off on the Castro Theatre and Another Planet Entertainment, which manages it.

Gay man to lead SF immigrant affairs office

Gay man to lead SF immigrant affairs office

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 20, 2022

A gay man who is the son of Mexican immigrants has been hired to lead San Francisco's office that oversees services and initiatives for immigrants and newcomers.

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

Memorial set for Crispin Hollings

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 20, 2022

A memorial date has been announced for San Francisco Sheriff's Office chief financial officer Crispin Hollings, who died November 10.

Political Notebook: Lesbian legislator Cervantes launches CA Senate bid

Political Notebook: Lesbian legislator Cervantes launches CA Senate bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 20, 2022

Lesbian Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) has launched a bid for a state Senate seat that will be open in 2024.