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Bay Area Cannasseur: SF cannabis coffee pioneers head to Colorado

Bay Area Cannasseur: SF cannabis coffee pioneers head to Colorado

By Sari Staver

A gay couple who were early pioneers in the cannabis edibles business are moving to a small town in Colorado, hoping the change will enable them to rebuild and expand Somatik, their artisan infused cold brew coffee and chocolate brand.

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By John Ferrannini | October 1, 2020

Two months after the cancellation of the in-person Castro Street Fair, which would have been October 4, Fred Lopez, a member of the fair's board of directors, announced how it is going to be commemorated this year at Thursday's Castro Merchants meeting.

By BAR Editorial Board | September 30, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's election endorsements. Links go to editorials.


By BAR Editorial Board | September 30, 2020

There are a bevy of LGBTQ candidates seeking office in the November 3 election.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 30, 2020

Over Labor Day weekend James Coleman returned to Harvard to pursue his degree in human developmental and regenerative biology with a minor in government. He expects to graduate in May.


By John Ferrannini | September 30, 2020

The inaugural manager of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District told the Bay Area Reporter that they are ready to listen to the neighborhood's concerns, just as the district finally filled out its advisory board.

By John Ferrannini | September 30, 2020

As the world passes the grim milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths — one-fifth of them in the United States — activists are moving beyond the statistics to the people affected by planning a week of mourning for the victims.


By Jason Villemez | September 30, 2020

In the 2014 PlayStation 4 game "Dragon Age: Inquisition," Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army.

By Brandon Wolf | September 30, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, 1953, nearly 70 gay men packed into a small four-room house at 2117 South 19th Street in Waco, Texas, about 10 blocks from Baylor University.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 30, 2020

A San Francisco supervisor has vowed to landmark the home were the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.

By Heather Cassell | September 30, 2020

Global human rights experts were alarmed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo taking his re-envisioning of human rights to the 75th United Nations General Assembly.


By Cynthia Laird | September 30, 2020

The leaders to two LGBTQ organizations — one national and one in Los Angeles — have announced they are stepping down, creating an opportunity for new talent at the top.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 30, 2020

Concerned that it would publicly reveal a person had changed their gender identity, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill aimed at allowing transgender Californians to update their marriage certificates and the birth certificates of their children.


By Liz Highleyman | September 30, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person cured of HIV, died September 29 at his home in Palm Springs, surrounded by his partner and friends, after battling a recurrence of leukemia. He was 54.

By John Ferrannini | September 29, 2020

More than halfway into the first general election debate Tuesday, President Donald Trump could not denounce white supremacy when explicitly asked by moderator Chris Wallace.


By John Ferrannini | September 29, 2020

Facebook has reinstated a photo it initially censored of a bare-chested transgender man for allegedly violating its "community standards on nudity" after it was called out by the GLBT Historical Society.

By John Ferrannini | September 29, 2020

Tom Elliott, who was recently elected chair of the board of directors for Campus Pride, told the Bay Area Reporter that one of the challenges he and the organization face is connecting queer students now that many are away from their physical campuses.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 29, 2020

A new website documents the last five decades of Silicon Valley's LGBTQ history — and the Bay Area Reporter got a sneak peek.

By Cynthia Laird | September 27, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed legislation strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians, including a measure to track the effects of COVID-19 on the community.


By Lisa Keen | September 26, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Saturday (September 26) his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, as expected, it is a jurist LGBTQ groups are expected to vehemently oppose.

By John Ferrannini | September 25, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed received some pushback during a Black Trans Lives Matter event September 25 outside City Hall.


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