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DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

By Ed Walsh

Despite efforts by lesbian Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is not talking about his department's "wellness check" policy, which has come under scrutiny in light of the SFPD's handling of the case Brian Egg.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 24, 2018

Transgender inmate bill quietly killed in the California Legislature this session but should be revived next year.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 21, 2018

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is in talks to expand into an adjacent restaurant space.


By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

The most common attributes people want to see in the next San Francisco health director are prioritizing collaboration, support for nonprofits, and mitigating health disparities among minority communities.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 19, 2018

Despite losing the special mayoral election in June by 1.1 percentage points to London Breed, gay former state senator Mark Leno has ruled out challenging her in 2019 when she seeks a full, four-year term.


By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

The San Francisco Youth Commission swore in a new nonbinary chair and transgender vice chair last week, and almost one-third of its members identify as LGBTQ.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 19, 2018

By endorsing in a number of Alameda County races last week, the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club was met with condemnation from East Bay Democratic leaders.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 19, 2018

Judge Jonathan Karesh is set to become the second LGBT judge to preside over the San Mateo County Superior Court when he begins a two-year term in the leadership position in January.

By BAR Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

We reject the criticism leveled at the Bay Area Reporter over our decision to publish an opinion piece last week that discussed a timely, topical issue about a mistake, an apology, and anger by the transgender community.


By by Katrina C. Rose | September 19, 2018

The remark Marshall McPeek, a gay meteorologist at a Sinclair-owned TV station in Ohio, made at this year's NLGJA conference is the here and now.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 19, 2018

Hollywood legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin visited Piccino Cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco last Friday to raise awareness and funds for One Fair Wage, a movement that seeks to raise the minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers.


By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

The Transgender Law Center joined with other groups around the country to bring attention to the number of trans women of color murdered so far this year.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 19, 2018

David Campos has often spoken about coming to the United States from Guatemala as an undocumented immigrant at the age of 14. He went on to become a citizen, graduate from Stanford then Harvard Law School, and serve on the San Francisco Board of Superviso


By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

Three men reportedly mugged a man near Mission Dolores Park Sunday, September 16.

By Heather Cassell | September 19, 2018

Rikke Hennum, a queer woman who is manager of the United Nations Free and Equal campaign, addressed members of San Francisco's Golden Gate Business Association about the important role businesses and corporations play in human rights work.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 19, 2018

The board that oversees San Francisco Pride will have some new members, and its longtime president will be stepping down, following the group's annual meeting September 15 at the LGBT community center.

By Charlie Wagner | September 19, 2018

A gay Latino man has been appointed to lead the Health Equity Institute for Research, Practice, and Policy at San Francisco State University.


By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

Transgender youth attempt suicide at much higher rates than other cisgender adolescents, suggests a new study in the September issue of Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

By Sari Staver | September 19, 2018

Award-winning lesbian journalist Tracy Baim has been named publisher of the Chicago Reader, a 46-year-old weekly alternative newspaper known for its long-form and investigative journalism and coverage of the arts, particularly theater and film.


By BAR staff | September 19, 2018

Former Project Inform Executive Director Dana Van Gorder is recognized for his decade of service.

By Roger Brigham | September 19, 2018

A class action lawsuit against organizers of the failed 2017 World Outgames in Miami has quietly been dropped, although the prospect for civil action down the road remains a possibility.


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