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LGBTQ Agenda: Queer advocates laud Biden Day 1 executive orders

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer advocates laud Biden Day 1 executive orders

President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order to extend anti-discrimination protections in federal agencies to LGBTQ people shortly after his inauguration January 20.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

A record number of California Democratic lawmakers were dinged on the 2020 legislative scorecard released by a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | January 22, 2021

First lady Jill Biden on Friday visited the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Health HIV/AIDS clinic, marking a distinct change for a new administration within its first 48 hours after inauguration.


By Ed Walsh | January 22, 2021

Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena pleaded guilty Friday (January 22) to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people, including three who identified as transgender, on December 2, 2016.

By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | January 22, 2021

Can we have civil civic discourse in these fractious times? Manny Yekutiel, activist and owner of the eponymous cafe, bookstore, and civic events space in San Francisco's Mission district, passionately believes so.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 21, 2021

California officials are accusing a little known panel of impeding the health of LGBTQ Americans.

By BAR Editorial Board | January 20, 2021

The Senate this week finally started holding hearings for President Joe Biden's various cabinet nominees and others that need confirmation.


By Cynthia Laird | January 20, 2021

Thomas E. Horn, a former publisher of the Bay Area Reporter and chair of the San Francisco-Paris Sister City Committee, has been awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor by President Emmanuel Macron.

By Derek Washington | January 20, 2021

To say I held my bated breath until it was clear that "Uncle Joe" had won would be the understatement of a century. Or two. Add in "Auntie" Kamala and my gay self has been in an election coma ever since.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2021

Hearings on requests from supervisors to landmark two LGBTQ historic sites in San Francisco are expected to take place in the coming weeks.

By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2021

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni sailed to a sixth consecutive term January 14, following a campaign that ramped up anti-gay rhetoric and was marred by violence against the opposition party.


By BAR staff | January 20, 2021

The obituary for Leonard Maran.

By BAR staff | January 20, 2021

The obituary for Ralph Newton Jennings.


By BAR staff | January 20, 2021

The obituary for Darren Zane English.

By John Ferrannini | January 20, 2021

In a unanimous 5-0 decision at its January 19 meeting, the Emeryville City Council approved the final step necessary to rename a street in front of Emery High School after a late instructor who had been fired for receiving gender confirmation surgery.


By John Ferrannini | January 20, 2021

Joe Biden was inaugurated the 46th president of the United States January 20 in a ceremony on the west steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., bringing to an end one of the most tumultuous administrations in nation's history.

By John Ferrannini | January 20, 2021

A decision on whether the two South of Market leather-themed street fairs will proceed in person in 2021 will be made following a meeting next week between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Folsom Street Events.


By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2021

A San Francisco supervisor is open to landmarking the Bank of America building in the Castro after the financial giant initially posted signs that appeared to ban impromptu memorials.

By Ed Walsh | January 19, 2021

Alice Hoagland, the mother of gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, has died.


By Liz Highleyman | January 16, 2021

Margo St. James, a noted sex-positive feminist and pioneer of the sex workers' rights movement, died January 11 at age 83.

By Eric Jansen | January 15, 2021

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