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Voters recall Sunol school board members

Voters recall Sunol school board members

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2024

Voters in the small Alameda County city of Sunol have recalled two school board members who sparked broad outrage with their decision to ban flying the Pride flag on school grounds.

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

In a 1st, San Francisco park to bear name of leather leader

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2024

With the naming of Rachele Sullivan Park, San Francisco is believed to be the first U.S. city to name a public park after a leather leader.

2024 Paris Olympics implements range of LGBTQ support initiatives

2024 Paris Olympics implements range of LGBTQ support initiatives

  • NEWS
  • by Lu Calzada
  • Jul 17, 2024

From the Pride House to public statements, the International Olympic Committee is hoping to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues at this year's Summer Olympics.

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

The American Middle East Press Association, a nonpartisan nonprofit that launched last summer, invited the Bay Area Reporter on a trip to Israel in June.

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli-Hamas war has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the center of the world's attention.

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

Guest Opinion: My vision for LGBTQ+ inclusion in SF

  • NEWS
  • by Daniel Lurie
  • Jul 17, 2024

This year's Pride celebrations illuminated the best of our San Francisco's spirit: love, pride, and acceptance.

Editorial: Political discourse will stay heated

Editorial: Political discourse will stay heated

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 17, 2024

Yes, Americans should lower the temperature when it comes to political discourse, although that's unlikely to happen.

Obituaries: Walter de Jesus Fitzwater

Obituaries: Walter de Jesus Fitzwater

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

The obituary for Walter de Jesus Fitzwater, who was a member of The Angels of Light theater group after he came to San Francisco in the 1970s.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

A reader warns about Project 2025 and the co-founder of the pink triangle installation thanks the many people who helped with this year's display.

Obituaries: Brian Skaggs

Obituaries: Brian Skaggs

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 17, 2024

The obituary for Brian Skaggs, who worked for the Italian Government Tourist Bureau and later served as the stage manager at Josie's Cabaret.

Political Notebook: Staff support naming SF park after leatherwoman

Political Notebook: Staff support naming SF park after leatherwoman

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 16, 2024

Staff for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are recommending that a new park in the city's South of Market neighborhood be the first named after a leader in the local leather community.

LGBTQ Agenda: House GOP proposes no funding for HIV program once touted by Trump

LGBTQ Agenda: House GOP proposes no funding for HIV program once touted by Trump

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 16, 2024

Steep cuts proposed by House Republicans to federal HIV/AIDS dollars are in addition to reductions that will already happen this year — including a proposal to gut an HIV prevention program former President Donald Trump had once supported.

Newsom bans outing of LGBTQ CA students

Newsom bans outing of LGBTQ CA students

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 15, 2024

LGBTQ students who come out to their public school teachers or administrators will soon be able to do so without fear of their sexual orientation or gender identity being disclosed to their parents or guardians, except in very limited circumstances.

Trump picks anti-LGBTQ JD Vance as running mate

Trump picks anti-LGBTQ JD Vance as running mate

  • NATIONAL
  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump announced anti-LGBTQ U.S. Senator JD Vance (R-Ohio) as his 2024 running mate in a Truth Social post on Monday.