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Annual Milk, Moscone vigil goes virtual

Annual Milk, Moscone vigil goes virtual

The 42nd annual vigil to remember two progressive San Francisco politicians who were killed while in office is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2020

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.

By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.


By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Progressive LGBTQs are making known their opposition to a proposal in San Francisco that would ban people from smoking tobacco and cannabis in their apartments.

By Cynthia Laird | November 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.


By Eric Jansen | November 20, 2020

What a stressful, frightening year: COVID-19, layoffs, police killing Black people, enormous protests, massive wildfires, hurricanes, a fraught national election and our soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump still won't concede.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2020

One of the highest-ranking LGBTQ officials with the National Park Service will be returning to the Bay Area in the new year.


By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

A gay nurse and midwife and Castro neighborhood resident has been named as one of four Nurse of the Year award winners by Sutter Health.

By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

California voters signaled a more progressive approach to criminal justice when they cast ballots November 3.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2020

Voters in the Bay Area and across California were of a mixed mind this month when it came to lowering the voting age.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2020

Despite San Francisco voters adopting a slew of revenue-generating local propositions on the November 3 ballot, the city is bracing for more budget turmoil over the coming months.


By Cynthia Laird | November 18, 2020

It's Transgender Awareness Month, with Mayor London Breed raising the trans flag Monday, November 16, ahead of a rally and march that evening.

By Sari Staver | November 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that a gay physician has been named director of the agency's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 18, 2020

Panelists on Horizons Foundation's virtual State of the Movement panel were pleased with the presidential election results, but pointed out that much work remains in the areas of racial and economic justice.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 18, 2020

In the earliest days of the Remembering Our Dead project, which led to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, may of us shared a hope that by showing the astounding level of anti-transgender violence we face, perhaps we could begin to stem the tide.


By Alex Paterson | November 18, 2020

Marilyn Monroe Cazares was a 22-year-old transgender Latina who "courageously lived her truth" in Brawley, California.

By Heather Cassell | November 18, 2020

The European Union is increasing its efforts to become a global leader in LGBTQ rights in order to push back against a rising tide of hate against queer people.


By Sari Staver | November 18, 2020

Natalia Vigil, a queer Chicana artist who was born and raised in San Francisco, was named executive director of the Queer Cultural Center of San Francisco earlier this year.

By BAR staff | November 18, 2020

The obituary for Nancy Wilcox.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2020

A historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history is on its way to becoming a city landmark.

By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

A needs assessment of transgender and gender-nonconforming Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area shows a community facing the effects of discrimination in housing, safety, and other areas.


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