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By Cynthia Laird | May 11, 2022

The annual pink triangle installation atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks is going to be a little different this year, and volunteers are being sought to help out.

By Adam Echelman | May 11, 2022

The fall is so quick that most people can only remember where they landed: in someone else's bed, on a park bench, or in a hospital room.


By Eric Burkett | May 11, 2022

After reposting a tweet falsely accusing gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center, writer and personal finance guru Erica Sandberg now finds herself the defendant in a $1.9 million lawsuit.

By Eric Burkett | May 11, 2022

Organizations are in the midst of planning activities for Pride Month in June, including the return of a Pink Saturday dance party in the Castro and an event in Golden Gate Park timed with the observance of Juneteenth.


By Eric Burkett | May 11, 2022

Castro merchants, long frustrated by the presence of so many empty storefronts throughout the LGBTQ neighborhood but particularly on Castro Street itself, may find themselves with new neighbors, temporarily at least.

By Heather Cassell | May 11, 2022

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.


By Eric Burkett | May 10, 2022

Four trans women currently incarcerated in California prisons have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that, if successful, would undermine their right to serve out their prison terms in women's prisons.

By Eric Burkett | May 10, 2022

The Castro Theatre, which was designated City Landmark #100 in 1976, may see an enhancement of that status later this year if a resolution by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman is approved.


By Eric Burkett | May 10, 2022

If anything describes what the discerning historian encounters on a day-to-day basis, it might be this quote from Gregory Smithers' new book, "Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America."

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

The appointment of Matt Dorsey May 9 as the first gay supervisor of District 6 marked the official beginning of the race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat on the November election.


By Eric Burkett | May 9, 2022

A man was held up at gunpoint and robbed in the Castro May 5, according to a report from the San Francisco Police Department.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named Matt Dorsey, a gay man who's combatted substance use disorder, as the new District 6 member of the Board of Supervisors.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

LGBTQ candidates across the country are capitalizing on the news of a draft ruling that would overturn abortion rights in the U.S., first reported on by Politico May 2.

By Eric Jansen | May 5, 2022

LGBTQ civil liberties may indeed be threatened by abortion cases now before the conservative-heavy U.S. Supreme Court.


By Brody Levesque, Washington Blade | May 5, 2022

The White House announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, becoming both the first Black and lesbian person in that position.

By Cynthia Laird | May 5, 2022

Rick Earl Stokes, famously "the other gay candidate" who ran against Harvey Milk for San Francisco supervisor in 1977, died May 3.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 5, 2022

With budget negotiations set to heat up in the coming weeks, advocates for sexual health services are seeking millions of dollars from California and San Francisco officials this spring.

By Heather Cassell | May 5, 2022

The Supreme Court of South Korea has tossed out the military court conviction of two gay soldiers for having consensual sex outside of military facilities.


By News is Out | May 4, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community is experiencing wide-reaching attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. A joint report by the member publications of News is Out.

By BAR staff | May 4, 2022

New San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney (D), center, was sworn into office May 3 by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) as Haney's mother, Kris Calvin, looks on.


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