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Updated: Feinstein pledges to look into trans asylum case

Updated: Feinstein pledges to look into trans asylum case

In response to questions from the Bay Area Reporter, Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-California) office pledged February 19 to reach out to the attorney of the longest-detained trans woman in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

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By John Ferrannini | February 21, 2020

A San Francisco man is the subject of a temporary restraining order issued in Santa Clara County last week, preventing him from coming into contact with gay Apple CEO Tim Cook.

By Lisa Keen | February 21, 2020

The appointment may last only a few weeks, but President Donald Trump on Wednesday named longtime gay Republican activist Richard Grenell to be his new acting director of national intelligence.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 20, 2020

A project that would see the first tribute to an LGBT individual installed in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park outside of the National AIDS Memorial Grove has hit a hiccup in the city's approval process.

By Lisa Keen | February 20, 2020

"Horse-faced lesbians." That was one of the first barbs tossed at the Democratic presidential field's newcomer, billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Wednesday night, in the party's most combative debate yet.


By BAR Editorial Board | February 19, 2020

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco in Congress, will almost certainly be reelected

By BAR Editorial Board | February 19, 2020

Next month, voters in San Joaquin County and the surrounding area, and those in Santa Cruz County and the neighboring regions have an opportunity to send two experienced out lawmakers to Sacramento.


By BAR Editorial Board | February 19, 2020

The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee is the governing body of the local Democratic Party as defined in California's Government Code and Elections Code.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 19, 2020

Carl Tebell finally received word in December that he had been granted an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years after he was drummed out for being gay.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 19, 2020

Since becoming chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party in the summer of 2017, gay former District 9 Supervisor David Campos has worked to funnel the passions of local party members into achieving tangible electoral results.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 19, 2020

Twenty-one people are competing for the 10 seats on the committee that oversees the San Francisco Democratic Party allocated to residents of the state's 19th Assembly District that covers much of the city's western neighborhoods.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 19, 2020

Over the last year gay Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen has found himself responding to several controversies that sparked ire within the state capital's LGBT community.

By John Ferrannini | February 19, 2020

A transgender woman is appealing a judgment against her in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit she filed against Starbucks, even as the company released an advertisement in the United Kingdom touting its acceptance of the transgender community.


By Cynthia Laird | February 19, 2020

Seeking to draw attention to shuttered queer spaces in the LGBT Castro district, drag queen Juanita MORE! will lead "March to Remember and Reignite Hope" Saturday, February 29, beginning at 2 p.m.

By Heather Cassell | February 19, 2020

The brides both wore wedding dresses as they walked down the aisle, becoming the first same-sex couple to get hitched in Northern Ireland last week.


By Paul Berge | February 19, 2020

This week's editorial cartoon.

By BAR staff | February 19, 2020

Queers Against Pete protested Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's fundraiser in San Francisco on Valentine's Day.


By Roger Brigham | February 19, 2020

As Major League Baseball desperately tries to remember in what pawn shop it hawked its moral compass, let's talk about the Houston Astros and Pete Rose. Such conversation can draw out enough passion to make the presidential race look boring.

By BAR staff | February 19, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.


By BAR staff | February 19, 2020

The obituary for Robert "Bob" Alan Hatfield.

By John Ferrannini | February 18, 2020

Mayor London Breed, city officials, and members of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee kicked off festivities associated with the upcoming 50th San Francisco Pride parade with a City Hall media event February 18.


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