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Gay man to lead SFMTA

Mayor London Breed on Wednesday named a gay man to head the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 15, 2019

As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom scheduled the special election for an open California Senate seat that includes the LGBT mecca Palm Springs to coincide with the March 3 primary.

By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2019

Updated below: Mayor London Breed announces DA-elect Chesa Boudin will take office in January, at his request. Interim DA Suzy Loftus agrees to continue serving.


By | November 13, 2019

Until recently Sergio Lobito was working as a landscaper in San Francisco and starring in the wildly popular drag parodies of television shows.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 13, 2019

Visit any national park site in San Francisco and you will likely encounter a vista that has been shaped in some manner by Bay Area native Michael Boland.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 13, 2019

San Francisco officials are eyeing several sites to house LGBT homeless individuals, in particular youth and transgender people, that could open in 2020 and fulfill several campaign promises made by Mayor London Breed.

By Delia Danae Rawdon | November 13, 2019

I was singled out by TSA for being a transgender woman and I am not the only one.


By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2019

The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development will award $1 million this year to the Q Foundation for rental subsidies for people living with HIV, according to the agency.

By Paul Berge | November 13, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By Heather Cassell | November 13, 2019

Anti-gay demonstrators and police clashed last week as violence erupted at the opening of the highly acclaimed Swedish gay romance, "And Then We Danced," in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

By BAR staff | November 13, 2019

This week's corrections.


By BAR Editorial Board | November 13, 2019

Deputy public defender Chesa Boudin's upset victory in the hotly contested San Francisco district attorney's race has sent shockwaves through the city, and continues a national trend of electing criminal justice reformers as top prosecutors.

By BAR staff | November 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign opened its Oakland office last weekend.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 13, 2019

Valentine's Day is still a ways off, but a local nonprofit that brightens the holiday for sick kids and their families held a recent fundraiser to start planning for the next event.

By Cynthia Laird | November 13, 2019

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center will hold a free workshop titled, "Honoring Trans Journeys," Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3207 Lakeshore Avenue (entrance on Rand Avenue).


By Roger Brigham | November 13, 2019

The Federation of Gay Games issued a joint statement Monday with the selected host organization of Gay Games XI, Hong Kong 2022, stating both groups remain committed to staging the quadrennial event in Hong Kong despite the demonstrations and disruptions.

By BAR staff | November 13, 2019

The obituary for Father J Terence Davis.


By John Ferrannini | November 13, 2019

San Francisco police said that a man was knocked unconscious and robbed at around 8 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at 22nd and Dolores streets — just blocks from Mission Dolores Park.

By Cynthia Laird | November 13, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom inducted the first drag queen into the California Hall of Fame Wednesday.


By Liz Highleyman | November 13, 2019

The United States government has filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc., alleging that the company has infringed on PrEP patents held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Lisa Keen | November 13, 2019

A convicted murderer was executed in South Dakota November 4, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider evidence that state court jurors had sentenced the man to death because they knew he was gay and thought he would enjoy life in prison.


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