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Amara La Negra to headline SF Pride

Amara La Negra to headline SF Pride

Musician and television personality Amara La Negra has been announced as the first entertainer who will headline this year's San Francisco LGBT Pride celebration.

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By Matthew Bajko | February 14, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom has made history by hiring a transgender man as part of his administration's communications team. JP Petrucione is believed to be the highest-ranking, out, transgender appointee in state history.

By Ed Walsh | February 13, 2019

Those who prosecuted Marjorie Knoller in the 2001 dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple say a state board's decision last week to deny parole to her is justice.


By | February 13, 2019

In what prosecutors are calling a confession, James Rickleffs admitted to tying up Steven "Eriq" Escalon, stealing items from his home, and leaving him bound and gagged in a two and a half hour video interrogation shown to the jury this week.

By Tony Taylor | February 13, 2019

It was 15 years ago this week that then-San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ushered in a bold stand for same-sex couples when he ordered city officials to issue them marriage licenses.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | February 13, 2019

A unique project likely will bring smiles to the faces of ill children on Valentine's Day.

By Tony Taylor | February 13, 2019

As one of the first out black men in stand-up comedy, Sampson McCormick has created a short film that's anything but a laughing matter.


By Liz Highleyman | February 13, 2019

The federal government has thrown up another roadblock to supervised injection sites, filing a lawsuit against Philadelphia's Safehouse, which had hoped to open the first such facility in the United States.

By BAR Editorial Board | February 13, 2019

LGBTQ nonprofits looking for new leaders should be proactive in soliciting candidates who are women, trans, people of color, or a combination of those.


By Matthew Bajko | February 13, 2019

Marisa Ramos, Ph.D., is back as interim chief of the Office of AIDS within the California Department of Public Health.

By Heather Cassell | February 13, 2019

The gas explosion in San Francisco's inner Richmond district last week affected two organizations that serve the LGBT community.


By Matthew Bajko | February 13, 2019

A year ago this month celebrated gay crime novelist Michael Nava secured the rights for all of his published works, including the seven titles in his acclaimed series featuring the gay criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios.

By BAR staff | February 13, 2019

San Francisco police offer reward, updated sketch in "Doodler" cold case.


By Heather Cassell | February 13, 2019

Canada's government has pledged $30 million to improve LGBT lives in developing countries over the next five years.

By Cynthia Laird | February 13, 2019

A free vocal symposium for transgender people will be held Saturday, February 23, from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street in San Francisco.


By Roger Brigham | February 13, 2019

The sad news came last weekend that lesbian author Patricia Nell Warren had died at the age of 82.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | February 13, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that a $935,000 settlement has been reached with Aetna after the company violated the privacy of people living with HIV.


By Paul Berge | February 13, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Lisa Keen | February 13, 2019

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Friday, acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stood by the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to argue that federal civil rights law cannot be read to include protections for LGBT people.


By Roger Brigham | February 13, 2019

Bestselling novelist, social activist, and longtime LGBT sports advocate Patricia Nell Warren died Saturday, February 9, at the age of 82. A cause of death was not immediately reported but Ms. Warren had been battling various health issues.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | February 13, 2019

"Supergirl," the television show based on the comic book character of the same name, is currently in its fourth season on the CW Television Network.


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