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Trio of out San Francisco immigrants panel applicants get recommended for appointment

Trio of out San Francisco immigrants panel applicants get recommended for appointment

A trio of out applicants seeking appointment to San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission won support Monday from the Board of Supervisor's Rules Committee.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | March 2, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has seated three straight members on the Historic Preservation Commission, leaving it for the time being without anyone from the LGBTQ community.

By Liz Highleyman | March 2, 2021

Distribution of a third vaccine to combat COVID-19 has begun across the country, following federal authorization last week.


By John Ferrannini | March 2, 2021

The National LGBTQ Task Force is starting its third annual sex-ed leadership project this week to help teach advocates at the local level how to push for policy changes.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 1, 2021

The number of LGBTQ judges serving on California state courts has spiked by 15.87% over the last year


By Cynthia Laird | March 1, 2021

Keith Fong, a gay man whom Governor Gavin Newsom appointed an Alameda County Superior Court judge, took his oath of office Monday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

A trio of out applicants is seeking appointment to San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission.


By Cynthia Laird | February 26, 2021

As Black History Month draws to a close, Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Friday introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

Come its March 3 meeting San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission will no longer have anyone from the city's LGBTQ community serving on it.


By Advertising Department | February 26, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

By Eric Jansen | February 26, 2021

In his debut novel, Robert Jones Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s.


By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine's testimony before a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday marked the historic first time an openly transgender person had taken part in a confirmation hearing for a presidential appointment.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

In the antechamber to his mayoral suite on the 11th floor of City Hall, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has hung black-and-white portraits of three decea

By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

The San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station, which also covers much of the Castro and Noe Valley, has a new head in Captain Rachel Moran.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

Amid threats of a lawsuit and to recall three of its members, San Francisco's school board is postponing its plan to rename 44 school sites whose namesakes have been accused of taking racist actions against various peoples of color.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

Due to the cremains of lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin being interred where they lived in Noe Valley, historians are calling on City Hall to landmark the entire property.


By BAR Editorial Board | February 24, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout remains uneven in California, it's a relief that most people over the age of 65 can now make an appointment — that is if sites have the vaccine and are open.

By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

Now that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney's Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund, his legislative aide is hopeful that beleaguered venues can start getting help next month.


By Cynthia Laird | February 24, 2021

At least two LGBTQ organizations are in line to receive a portion of $17.3 million in grants to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

By David Broockman | February 24, 2021

Last month, I asked my representative on the Board of Supervisors, Dean Preston, to make it easier to build new housing in our city.


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