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SF Castro group hits pause button on plan to install security cameras

SF Castro group hits pause button on plan to install security cameras

In light of vocal opposition to a proposed plan to install security cameras throughout the business district in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood, the group entertaining the idea is hitting the pause button for now.

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By Lisa Keen | October 26, 2020

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night, following her confirmation vote in the Senate, which was mostly along party lines.

By BAR Editorial Board | October 26, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's election endorsements. Links go to editorials.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 26, 2020

Two out candidates are seeking seats on the Berkeley rent board, one of two such oversight bodies in California whose members are elected.

By Liz Highleyman | October 23, 2020

The federal Food and Drug Administration approved the first new treatment for COVID-19 October 22.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | October 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden squared off in the final presidential debate.

By Eric Jansen | October 23, 2020

Frameline Distribution has released for online viewing "50 Years of Fabulous," an award-winning documentary recounting the life and legacy of iconic queer rights activist José Julio Sarria.


By John Ferrannini | October 22, 2020

As Pope Francis this week indicated he's OK with same-sex civil unions, a gay man who aspired to be a Roman Catholic priest but who left the church in protest of firings of LGBTQ people from its institutions spoke out about the church.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2020

A day after San Francisco officials moved forward with the process to landmark the home of an iconic lesbian couple, a historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history took a step closer to becoming a city landmark.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2020

Two gay men who grew up in the South Bay are aiming to make LGBTQ political history in their respective cities come the November 3 election. Either would be the first out male city council person in their hometowns.

By BAR Editorial Board | October 21, 2020

This week California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had created a scientific safety review workgroup to advise the state on COVID-19 vaccines.


By Jerald Crook | October 21, 2020

I first encountered the Invisible Histories Project through its director of research and development Maigen Sullivan.

By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

The day Peggy Caserta took acid for the first time changed her life — and that of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood — forever.


By Ed Walsh | October 21, 2020

California state Senator Scott Wiener hosted an hourlong virtual town hall meeting October 20, focused on problems related to mental health and substance use, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Sari Staver | October 21, 2020

San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Action has launched its annual awareness campaign and has a new interim ED.


By Brian Bromberger | October 21, 2020

With its predominantly conservative politics, the South has never been a leader or promoter of LGBTQ rights. So it would come as no surprise that being a queer teacher in this often-homophobic region would be a challenge.

By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

The Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley — the oldest LGBTQ community center in the Bay Area and in California, and the third oldest in the United States — is looking for a new executive director after experiencing turnover in that position.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 21, 2020

On October 5, Monica Roberts died at home in Houston.

By Heather Cassell | October 21, 2020

New Zealand's new parliament made history in a number of ways October 17 — it is majority woman-led and the most diverse in the country's history.


By BAR staff | October 21, 2020

The obituary for Brian T. Russo.

By BAR staff | October 21, 2020

A few folks braved the heat and sun and came to Mission Dolores Park October 17 for a We Are Family Here dance party to counter the planned (then moved) meeting of the white supremacist Proud Boys and to register and encourage everyone to vote.


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