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Palo Alto to pay $500K in anti-gay bias complaint

Palo Alto to pay $500K in anti-gay bias complaint

Palo Alto City Council members have unanimously approved more than a half-million-dollar payout to a gay Latino man settling a claim of police brutality and homophobia.

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By John Ferrannini | December 12, 2019

Two Oakland LGBT bars are closing next month after they were given move-out dates by a new landlord who wants to transition the property to office use, according to Club 21 and Club BNB general manager Carlos Uribe.

By Heather Cassell | December 12, 2019

Two separate projects that will expand future LGBTQ services in the South Bay got a boost this week by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.


By Cynthia Laird | December 11, 2019

A gay man and a queer Latina are running for an open seat on the Alameda County Superior Court.

By John Ferrannini | December 11, 2019

Twelve people are running for the first five seats on the inaugural advisory board of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District.


By John Ferrannini | December 11, 2019

As the holiday season brings shoppers to the Castro, residents and merchants are weary of incidents of harassment of women — employees and customers — despite the fact that in at least two cases, stay-away orders have been issued to two men.

By Heather Cassell | December 11, 2019

Miss Myanmar, Swe Zin Htet, didn't win the Miss Universe crown December 8, but she did make history.


By BAR staff | December 11, 2019

This year's Rainbow World Fund World Tree of Hope was unveiled during a lighting ceremony Tuesday.

By BAR staff | December 11, 2019

RuPaul Andre Charles became the first drag queen to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 11, 2019

The yearly holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is peak sales time for a gay watch designer and a queer-owned candle business that also sells a line of "unmentionables."

By | December 11, 2019

In Southern California, lawyer Bijan Mohseni is running as a Democrat for the state's Assembly District 72 seat.


By Cynthia Laird | December 11, 2019

A memorial will be held Saturday, December 14, in San Francisco for Latina transgender activist Bianca Lucrecia, who died last month in Sacramento, friends announced.

By Paul Berge | December 11, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By BAR staff | December 11, 2019

This week's letters to the editor.

By Carolyn R. Wysinger | December 11, 2019

This year San Francisco Pride marches into its 50th year.


By BAR Editorial Board | December 11, 2019

Last week Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced the Fairness for All Act as an alternative to the Equality Act, which passed the House of Representatives in May. But make no mistake, the Fairness for All Act isn't fair or for everyone.

By Cynthia Laird | December 11, 2019

For what is believed to be the first time, several South Bay LGBTQ organizations will gather for a Big LGBTQ Holiday Party Thursday, December 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place in San Jose.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 11, 2019

Construction of the world's first public parklet dedicated to the leather community will now wrap up in early 2020 and open in stages.

By Lisa Keen | December 11, 2019

The Senate voted 53-40 Tuesday afternoon to confirm a gay man to the nation's largest federal appeals court.


By John Ferrannini | December 10, 2019

A status hearing will be held in January for a San Francisco man who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of vandalism and false imprisonment stemming from an elder abuse case.

By John Ferrannini | December 10, 2019

LGBT seniors living in San Francisco face obstacles to receiving care that their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts often do not, according to a needs assessment conducted by UCSF.


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