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Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

By Alex Madison

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found gay city resident Michael Phillips guilty of first-degree murder Thursday, October 18 for the killing of his elderly gay friend, James Sheahan.

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By Alex Madison | October 22, 2018

San Jose City Council settles lawsuit filed by gay men over sex sting; Christian videographers file appeal in Minnesota; conference on historic sites coming to SF.

By Lisa Keen | October 22, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly prepared a proposal to limit the identification of a person's gender to include only "male" or "female" that is listed at birth.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2018

San Francisco LGBT political group calls for the resignation of the board president of Equality California. Gay leader endorses SF district attorney candidate.

By BAR Editorial Board | October 18, 2018

The B.A.R. has made the following endorsements for the November 6 election. Write-ups for SF races, Oakland races, other LGBT candidates, and SF Ballot measures have been published. Check the Opinion section.


By Alex Madison | October 18, 2018

Redwood City Police said Wednesday that the word #gay discovered last week tagged on a fence outside the home of gay City Council candidate Jason Galisatus was already there before he moved in.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 17, 2018

A fight about font sizes is breaking out over the proposed signage for the San Francisco International Airport terminal named after the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 17, 2018

The proposed remodel of Harvey Milk Plaza ran into headwinds of dissent this week as arts commissioners critiqued the project and a prominent local architecture critic pooh-poohed the design.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 17, 2018

Due to safety issues voiced by the city's fire department, a less prodigious design for a leather-themed public parklet in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood is making its way through the approval process.


By BAR Editorial Board | October 17, 2018

From standing up to Trump to implementing a creative strategy to help homeless people, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf deserves a second term.

By BAR Editorial Board | October 17, 2018

Throughout the Bay Area there are gay, lesbian, and bi candidates running for city council seats (and one Board of Supervisors race).


By BAR Editorial Board | October 17, 2018

There are only five San Francisco propositions on the November ballot, but they could have lasting effects on city policy.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 17, 2018

Three weeks ahead of the November 6 election lesbian Oakland City Council candidate Pam Harris received a surprise boost to her candidacy when the incumbent unexpectedly endorsed her.


By Alex Madison | October 17, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday in the Michael Phillips murder trial.

By Alex Madison | October 17, 2018

Homelessness has been one of the most talked about issues leading up to the November 6 election in San Francisco, and one of the most contentious issues voters will determine is Proposition C, dubbed "Our City, Our Home" by supporters.


By Mark Segal | October 17, 2018

Each of us who were at Stonewall has a different view of the event, which will turn 50 next year.

By Graham Brunk | October 17, 2018

Emma Jones was one of the greatest LGBT allies in the 1960s in northern Florida. Too bad she didn't actually exist.


By Heather Cassell | October 17, 2018

Ugandan LGBT activists have been on edge this year.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | October 17, 2018

Other than the act itself, perhaps the most disgraceful aspect of the internment of Japanese-Americans in the Bay Area and elsewhere by the federal government in 1942 was the fact that most who were not of Japanese ancestry did nothing to protest.


By Paul Berge | October 17, 2018

This week's editorial cartoon.

By BAR staff | October 17, 2018

This week's letters to the editor.


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