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Book reconsiders pioneering gay reporter Shilts

Book reconsiders pioneering gay reporter Shilts

By Brian Bromberger

It has been 25 years since brash gay journalist Randy Shilts died of AIDS.

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By Liz Highleyman | September 18, 2019

A group of advocates has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. and its partner companies, alleging that they violated antitrust laws.

By Heather Cassell | September 18, 2019

San Francisco recently welcomed its latest gay diplomat.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 18, 2019

There is a brief moment toward the end of the documentary "5 Blocks" where an anonymous woman can be heard screaming "Get off my block!" in the background of a shot showing traffic on Market Street near the intersection of Eighth Street.

By Roger Brigham | September 18, 2019

After months of seemingly nonstop clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, many Gay Games supporters are doubting the quadrennial event can be held in Hong Kong in 2022.


By Lisa Keen | September 18, 2019

The Arizona Supreme Court September 16 ruled that a business can — under certain circumstances — cite the business owner's religious beliefs to claim an exemption from a city human rights ordinance.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 18, 2019

The two leading candidates in San Francisco's heated contest for the District 5 supervisor seat both are vocal critics of the city's mass transit system and its less-than-stellar service in the Haight, Cole Valley, and Fillmore neighborhoods.


By BAR staff | September 18, 2019

One of the more visible elements of the under construction Eagle Plaza public parklet will be dedicated Sunday, September 22, at the culmination of the annual Leather Walk

By Paul Berge | September 18, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2019

The LGBT community in and around the Northern California city of Quincy is hosting its first Plumas Pride event this weekend.

By R.D. Landau | September 18, 2019

A new party will replace Folsom Street Event's Magnitude this year.


By BAR Editorial Board | September 18, 2019

One gay state lawmaker's effort to treat young sex offenders equally was torpedoed last month by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) who chairs the powerful Assembly Appropriations Committee.

By Barbara Lee | September 18, 2019

We've made incredible progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past several decades, but the fight is far from over.


By BAR staff | September 18, 2019

The Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County last weekend honored a gay city councilman and a trans trial court judge at its annual barbecue in Concord.

By Heather Cassell | September 18, 2019

A South Bay task force on hate crimes became a reality after the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish it.


By Belo Cipriani | September 18, 2019

Award-winning author and bisexual, blind writer Caitlin Hernandez grew up in the 1990s — a time when adaptive technology, such as electronic Braille notetakers, were in their infancy.

By Sari Staver | September 16, 2019

Papi Rico, the Mexican cantina at 544 Castro Street, served its last margarita Sunday night as proprietor Rick Hamer decided to close the 16-month-old bar and restaurant.


By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.

By Lisa Keen | September 16, 2019

No LGBT-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate September 12.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

California will no longer allow taxpayer funds to be used for state employees to travel to Iowa due to the state's implementation of a discriminatory transgender law.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.


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