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9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

The tapes of the landmark 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial will not be released Wednesday due to a temporary stay ordered by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals August 11.

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By BAR Editorial Board | August 12, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's recommendations for the California propositions on the November 3 ballot.

By John Ferrannini | August 12, 2020

A Sonoma County gay couple allege that a man in their neighborhood has waged a campaign of homophobic harassment against them, and has continued even after they received temporary restraining orders against him.


By Ed Walsh | August 12, 2020

On the two-year anniversary of the gruesome killing of Brian Egg, the case remains unsolved and neighbors are expressing a growing concern over squatters they say have taken over the South of Market house where the 65-year-old gay man had lived.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

The number of out women in elected municipal positions in San Francisco has no chance of increasing this year, as it appears only one female LGBTQ candidate filed to run for a local race this fall.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

San Francisco native Eric Curry always had a fondness for animals. At age 9 Curry found a cat lying in the middle of the road not far from his parents home and asked his father if he could keep it.

By John Ferrannini | August 12, 2020

Magnet, the sexual health clinic located at the Strut community health center in the Castro, has quietly rolled out services to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.


By Heather Cassell | August 12, 2020

Warsaw police clashed with — and arrested — Polish LGBTQ and ally demonstrators last weekend.

By Cynthia Laird | August 12, 2020

The Castro Street Fair will not take place in person this year due to COVID-19, according to remarks made by Fred Lopez, a member of the fair's board of directors, at an August 6 virtual meeting of the Castro Merchants association.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | August 12, 2020

There really wasn't a lot out there that was aimed at me when I was a young, closeted trans kid growing up in the suburbs.

By BAR staff | August 12, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.


By Sari Staver | August 12, 2020

Longtime organizer Karine Jean-Pierre has been named chief of staff for Democratic presumptive vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-California).

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

A quartet of out East Bay elected officials will automatically be sworn into new terms as no one filed to challenge them on the fall ballot.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

Its normal schedule of high-priced fundraising dinners in cities around the state upended by the novel coronavirus outbreak, LGBTQ rights organization Equality California is pivoting to holding one star-studded statewide awards ceremony this fall.

By John Ferrannini | August 11, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris was selected by presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. Tuesday to be his running mate on the party's 2020 ticket.


By Sari Staver | August 11, 2020

Several dozen San Francisco police and city officials from the Healthy Streets Operations were clearing the block-long homeless encampment Tuesday morning on Noe Street between Duboce and 15th streets, adjacent to California Pacific Medical Center.

By Cynthia Laird | August 10, 2020

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rules committee voted 3-0 Monday, August 10, to recommend the nominations of two women to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's board.


By John Ferrannini | August 10, 2020

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals is offering a fellowship award for development of transgender, intersex, and nonbinary professionals in STEM fields.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 7, 2020

A debate with five candidates seeking to be San Francisco's next District 7 supervisor highlighted the various policy differences — and a few agreements — between the quintet of contenders for the open seat.


By John Ferrannini | August 6, 2020

While the big news coming out of Thursday's virtual Castro Merchants association meeting was the cancelation of the in-person Castro Street Fair, other topics — such as the neighborhood's struggle with homelessness - were discussed by city officials.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 6, 2020

Professional photographer and branding consultant Brittni Kiick is aiming to become the first LGBTQ person to serve on the Livermore City Council in the East Bay's Tri-Valley area.


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