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Survey shows LGBTQs stressed by pandemic

Survey shows LGBTQs stressed by pandemic

There's been anecdotal evidence for more than a year that the mental health of LGBTQs has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a new research brief backs that up.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 16, 2021

California will become the first state in the country to collect violent death data within its LGBTQ community due to legislation Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday.

By Eric Jansen | September 16, 2021

Lauren Hough grew up in the infamous, apocalyptic Christian free-love and -sex cult The Family, formerly The Children of God.


By BAR Editorial Board | September 15, 2021

San Francisco supervisors are likely to approve a resolution in the coming weeks urging Mayor London Breed to declare the city's overdose crisis a local emergency.

By John Ferrannini | September 15, 2021

Peter Gamez gave up his own hospitality company to become the CEO of Visit Oakland. Between the Bay Area's summer and the return of roadtrips, he says now's the time to discover or rediscover The Town.


By Cynthia Laird | September 15, 2021

Our Family Coalition, the Bay Area-based organization for LGBTQ families and their children, will have a town hall and cookout at scenic Baker Beach in San Francisco Sunday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By BAR staff | September 15, 2021

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center's Pride in the Park at Lake Merritt September 11 drew headliner CeCe Peniston, who wowed the crowd.


By Les K. Wright | September 15, 2021

When the COVID-19 shutdown began in the spring of 2020, I posted on Facebook that I expected the pandemic to be, for me, a pain in the ass, a royal pain in the ass.

By Heather Cassell | September 15, 2021

Six global LGBTQ organizations are calling upon President Joe Biden to protect, evacuate, and resettle vulnerable groups, including LGBTQ Afghans, left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.


By BAR staff | September 15, 2021

Looking back at our September 22, 1994 issue, Leather Week was upon San Francisco as the third annual LeatherWalk commenced from the old Headquarters bar in the Castro to the Eagle in the South of Market neighborhood.

By BAR staff | September 15, 2021

A reader offers his opinion on the Castro rainbow flag.


By John Ferrannini | September 15, 2021

Lesbian Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch also survived a recall effort Tuesday night.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2021

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.


By John Ferrannini | September 15, 2021

Oakland's Mills College, one of the oldest private schools in California, will be merging with Northeastern University next year, ending women's-only undergraduate education at the majority-LGBTQ institution.

By BAR staff | September 15, 2021

Equality California recognized the Bay Area Reporter for its 50 years of serving the LGBTQ community at its San Francisco Equality Awards September 10 at the California Academy of Sciences.


By Roger Brigham | September 15, 2021

Gay Games organizers announced late Tuesday evening the event would be postponed one year for the first time in its 40-year history.

By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's resolution calling on the state Supreme Court to protect the rights of LGBTQ seniors.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 14, 2021

California voters overwhelmingly rejected the recall attempt against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, based on the preliminary ballot count.

By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

Terry Beswick, a gay man who has been executive director of the GLBT Historical Society since 2016, is stepping down effective Wednesday "to pursue other career and life opportunities."


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 14, 2021

A longtime spiritual leader in San Francisco made history when they were installed as the first transgender bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

By John Ferrannini | September 14, 2021

Twenty states sued the federal government late last month, trying to overturn federal protections for trans and gender-nonconforming students ordered by the Biden administration.


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