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News Briefs: CA historical panel to consider LGBTQ properties

News Briefs: CA historical panel to consider LGBTQ properties

The California State Historical Resources Commission will hold a virtual meeting Friday, January 21, at 9 a.m. to consider several nominations for federal historical designation and one for state designation.

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By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.


By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Accessing hormone therapy to affirm gender identity as a transgender teen could mean better mental health in the long run than for those who wait until adulthood or never receive treatment, according to a new Stanford University study.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 19, 2022

Captain Christopher Del Gandio has made history as the first out gay man to make that rank with the San Francisco Police Department. He is also currently the highest-ranking out LGBTQ police officer in the department.


By Adriana Roberts | January 19, 2022

As a 30-year resident of San Francisco — who is also a transgender woman — I was elated when I first saw, in 2017, that the city had designated an official and legally-recognized Transgender District, centered at Turk and Taylor streets.

By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

This week's letters to the editor opines about state Senator Scott Wiener's now-delayed intersex bill and his opposition in 2011 to SF's attempt to ban circumcision.


By BAR Editorial Board | January 19, 2022

Two new reports by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism show that the giant tech and social media companies are failing to block conversion therapy disinformation.

By Cynthia Laird | January 19, 2022

Longtime gay rights activist and retired San Francisco State University professor Stuart Loomis died January 17 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he had lived for many years.


By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2022

Brian Custer, Ph.D., of Vitalant said he hopes the study's results will guide the federal agency to consider changing questions about men who have sex with men specifically to questions about sexual health and safety across orientations.

By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

In October 2012, the Bay Area Reporter had a rare opportunity to sit down with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.


By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

The obituary for Jerome Harris Greenstein, who enjoyed traveling, attending Pride parades, and attending cultural events.

By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2022

Another Planet Entertainment will be expanding Castro Theatre programming to include live music, comedy, and community events after a renovation project that will start later this year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 17, 2022

The two leading candidates for San Francisco's open Assembly seat are sparring over who would be the stronger advocate for a universal health care bill being considered in Sacramento.

By John Ferrannini | January 14, 2022

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a gay San Francisco man who was allegedly beaten by police during an altercation in the Castro last year.


By Cynthia Laird | January 14, 2022

Two nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community have announced they are canceling services or remaining temporarily closed due to the Omicron COVID variant.

By John Ferrannini | January 13, 2022

District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney defended his record representing the Tenderloin on the Board of Supervisors during a forum for state Assembly candidates January 12.


By Heather Cassell | January 13, 2022

Search engine and social media companies are failing to root out disinformation about widely debunked conversion therapy, according to two new reports released January 12.

By Eric Jansen | January 13, 2022

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


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 12, 2022

Set to take place in early February is the long-delayed hearing before the city's planning commission about a controversial market-rate housing project proposed for the hillside at the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Diamond Street.

By BAR Editorial Board | January 12, 2022

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Joaquín Torres was appointed by Mayor London Breed last February after she named then-assessor-recorder Carmen Chu as city administrator.


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