News

Bathhouses, Eagle landmark could boost SOMA LGBTQ district

Bathhouses, Eagle landmark could boost SOMA LGBTQ district

The giant leather pride flag that flew over the nearly finished Eagle Plaza in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood was so frayed by the wind that it was quietly removed late last year.

Viewing 1 thru 20 of 16125 Stories

By John Ferrannini | January 27, 2021

Isolation was already an epidemic among seniors, disproportionately affecting LGBTQs, before COVID-19.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 27, 2021

The board of trustees for City College of San Francisco is expected to endorse state legislation that would outlaw deadnaming public college students on their diplomas and other academic records.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 27, 2021

A decade ago, I had a rare opportunity. Rushed onto a flight in the middle of the week, I made my way to Washington, D.C. I had been asked, quite at the last moment, to go to the White House to discuss transgender issues.

By BAR Editorial Board | January 27, 2021

It may be premature to declare President Joe Biden's executive order repealing former President Donald Trump's odious transgender military ban a "victory," as some news outlets have reported


By Cynthia Laird | January 27, 2021

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits will celebrate its 10th annual powwow with a week of virtual events, allowing many more people to help commemorate the milestone.

By Cynthia Laird | January 27, 2021

Lee Mentley, the self-described "Princess of Castro Street," died January 20 at his home in Sonora, California. He was 72.


By Heather Cassell | January 27, 2021

Binational Taiwanese same-sex couples' marriages and international weddings might soon be legally recognized in Taiwan, the Judicial Yuan announced January 22.

By BAR staff | January 27, 2021

This week's letters to the editor.


By John Ferrannini | January 27, 2021

The CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be stepping down in May so that he can succeed the current CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center next year, both organizations announced in separate news releases January 27.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 26, 2021

California state Senator John Laird is authoring a bill aimed at improving the social services HIV-positive seniors can access.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

For the first time in nearly four decades operators of traditional gay bathhouses can once again seek permits to open in San Francisco.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2021

A gay Black San Francisco firefighter is suing the city, alleging discrimination against him on account of his race and sexual orientation.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

The members of a San Francisco supervisors' panel are recommending that their colleagues start the process to landmark a gay-owned bar in the city's South of Market district.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2021

San Francisco will allow some businesses to reopen Thursday, January 28, as it expects to move into the state's purple COVID-19 tier, Mayor London Breed announced at a January 25 virtual news conference.


By Roger Brigham | January 25, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong attending the Federation of Gay Games' annual assembly January 24 projected optimism that Gay Games XI will be held safely despite ongoing concerns about the effects of the pandemic and other issues.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

A national panel is pledging to work with California officials on addressing the lack of data about how COVID-19 is impacting the LGBTQ community.


By Liz Highleyman | January 25, 2021

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved Cabenuva, the first complete long-acting injectable HIV regimen that does not require daily pills.

By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2021

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order repealing the ban on transgender troops serving in the military.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

A record number of California Democratic lawmakers were dinged on the 2020 legislative scorecard released by a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | January 22, 2021

First lady Jill Biden on Friday visited the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Health HIV/AIDS clinic, marking a distinct change for a new administration within its first 48 hours after inauguration.


Viewing 1 thru 20 of 16125 Stories