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Political Notebook: Growing list of East Bay cities celebrate Pride

Political Notebook: Growing list of East Bay cities celebrate Pride

Five decades after an uprising against police brutality at a New York City gay bar sparked the creation of Pride parades and festivals in June, the number of East Bay cities officially recognizing the annual LGBT celebration is growing.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | May 17, 2019

California lawmakers shelved two more LGBT bills as the majority of this year's legislation advancing LGBT rights heads for final votes in their house of origin.

By Cynthia Laird | May 17, 2019

The House of Representatives Friday approved the Equality Act, legislation that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination throughout daily life.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15, 2019

The architectural firm overseeing the proposed revamp for Harvey Milk Plaza has refined its vision for a sweeping canopy element that is a focal point of its design.

By Sam Moore | May 15, 2019

The reigning monarch of an East Bay drag court has resigned her title following backlash surrounding her alleged use of a racist term toward two former board members earlier this year.


By Meg Elison | May 15, 2019

Our Family Coalition Executive Director Renata Moreira announced Monday, May 13, that she is resigning from the organization to spend more time with her family.

By Sam Moore | May 15, 2019

With 35 storefront windows throughout the Castro district displaying work by local artists beginning Friday, this year's Windows for Harvey exhibit is set to be the biggest one yet.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15, 2019

A groundbreaking report has found that the majority of California's school districts are failing LGBT students.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 15, 2019

Gilead Sciences, the makers of Truvada, announced last week that it would provide up to 2.4 million free bottles of the its PrEP HIV prevention medication through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15, 2019

Gilead Sciences announced last week it will donate millions of free bottles of Truvada for PrEP to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but many AIDS activists say it is not enough.

By Cynthia Laird | May 15, 2019

Housing was one of the themes at Equality California's 20th anniversary gala last weekend, as two San Francisco officials who work on the issue, one elected and one a department head, were recognized by the statewide LGBT rights organization.


By BAR staff | May 15, 2019

Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, visited the Castro and Tenderloin last Friday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15, 2019

A series of events and marches will take place next week centered around celebrating the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk, whose election in 1977 marked the first time an out LGBT person won a public office in San Francisco and the state of California.


By Heather Cassell | May 15, 2019

Global transgender model and activist Geena Rocero charmed the audience at the sold-out 30th annual Professional BusinessWomen of California's conference last month.

By Charlie Wagner | May 15, 2019

The Bears of San Francisco, a group for hirsute men and their admirers, turns 25 this year and will be celebrating Sunday, May 19.


By Cynthia Laird | May 15, 2019

The inaugural San Francisco Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament will take place Wednesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. at TPC Harding Park in the city.

By Roger Brigham | May 15, 2019

The decision allowing international track and field to bar a few female athletes of color from women's competition because their natural testosterone levels are higher than most women's is barely three weeks old, and already we are seeing fallout and back


By Michael Colbruno | May 15, 2019

A spate of recent headlines must make one wonder if the "alphabet soup" movement that has led us to LGBTTIQQ2SA — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two spirit, and allies — has finally seen its day.

By BAR staff | May 15, 2019

The obituary for Patrick Michael Eaton, aka Myrna.


By BAR staff | May 15, 2019

The obituary for Gary McDowell.

By BAR staff | May 15, 2019

Bay Area Reporter Jock Talk columnist Roger Brigham, left, joined Federation of Gay Games marketing director Doug Litwin, Golden Gate Wrestling Club president Gene Dermody, and filmmaker Elisabeth Bartlett at a local screening of "Light in the Water."


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