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Analysis: Understanding Fulton: The decision dodged a bullet

Analysis: Understanding Fulton: The decision dodged a bullet

By Lisa Keen

Some legal observers viewed the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia as a "significant" victory for LGBTQs while others saw it as another sign of "death by a thousand cuts" for queer equal rights.

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By Lisa Keen | June 23, 2021

In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 23 that a public high school violated a student's First Amendment right to free speech when it suspended the student for posting an angry post on social media after school and off campus.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 22, 2021

San Francisco has been a municipal leader when it comes to collecting sexual orientation and gender identity demographic data among its residents.


By John Ferrannini | June 22, 2021

Ten names of late queer heroes will be added June 24 to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, kicking off Pride weekend celebrations.

By Roger Brigham | June 21, 2021

The moment David Kopay waited 46 years for finally came this week, when Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib announced Monday, June 21, that he was gay, becoming the first NFL player to come out of the closet while still active on a team roster.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 21, 2021

Two historic sites in San Francisco tied to LGBTQ history are now officially city landmarks. The newest to the list, landmark No. 292, is the Lyon-Martin House.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 18, 2021

A new campaign aims to bring a plethora of Pride flag emoji to the keyboards of smartphones and other devices.


By Eric Jansen | June 18, 2021

We relaunched Out in the Bay-Queer Radio from San Francisco a year ago this week

By Lisa Keen | June 17, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a city cannot discriminate against a contractor when they claim a religious belief.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 16, 2021

One project examined how the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics tie into gender and gender expression.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 16, 2021

San Francisco aims to increase by 30% within the next five years the number of rental subsidies dedicated to people living with HIV and AIDS.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 16, 2021

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

By John Ferrannini | June 16, 2021

Oakland Black Pride is preparing in-person and virtual events for its inaugural Inside/OUT! Black Pride Celebration June 24-27.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 16, 2021

At its launch in December 1971 San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ Democratic Club operated with a "wink, wink" as being a political group for the city's LGBTQ community.

By Cynthia Laird | June 16, 2021

Professor Emeritus John Lamont Peterson, Ph.D., died unexpectedly of natural causes May 23 in Atlanta. He was 72.


By Matt Hurwitz | June 16, 2021

I came out to my family when I was 26 years old. Even though I was certain they'd be loving and supportive once they wrapped their heads around the news, for some reason, the idea of saying "I'm gay" was terrifying.

By Cynthia Laird | June 16, 2021

This month's 40th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS has aligned with another health pandemic, COVID.


By John Ferrannini | June 16, 2021

LGBTQ groups are applauding the U.S. Department of Education's decision to interpret the Civil Rights Act's Title IX to protect students from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

By Heather Cassell | June 16, 2021

Hungary's parliament voted 157-1 in favor of the anti-LGBTQ propaganda law June 15.


By BAR staff | June 16, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter first mentioned what became HIV/AIDS about a month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice on June 5, 1981.

By BAR staff | June 16, 2021

Project Open Hand, which provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, has a new neon sign outside its offices in a historic building at 730 Polk Street.


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