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LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

LGBTQ first responders won't march in SF Pride parade

San Francisco's LGBTQ first responders won't partiicpate in June's Pride parade, citing a ban that prohibits SF police officers from marching in uniform.

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By Eric Burkett | May 23, 2022

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Monday moved forward two landmarking proposals — one an enhancement of the already-landmarked Castro Theatre and the other one at the intersection of the Compton's Cafeteria riot.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2022

The late gay U.S. ambassador James C. Hormel is the latest San Francisco resident and LGBTQ leader to be named to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.


By Eric Burkett | May 23, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and gay District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey have joined the city's LGBTQ first responders in saying they will not march in the Pride parade if organizers continue to prohibit police from marching in uniform.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is pledging to continue to fight for what is known as the Equality Act if elected to a full six-year term this November.


By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2022

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed educator Murrell D. Green to the vacant seat on the City College Board of Trustees. She swore him in during a ceremony at City Hall.

By Eric Burkett | May 20, 2022

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18, 2022

A 16-year drought of LGBTQ representation on the council of the Bay Area's largest city could come to an end this year.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 18, 2022

There are eight ballot propositions that San Francisco voters will decide on the June 7 ballot.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 18, 2022

California Assemblymembers face election this year, as do some state senators. Below are our recommendations for Bay Area races in the June 7 primary.

By Roger Brigham | May 18, 2022

Gay retired Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has written a new memoir where he discusses his relatively easy coming out process.


By Cynthia Laird | May 18, 2022

The San Francisco Arts Commission's second Art on Market Street poster series for 2022 highlights a Black nonbinary artist.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 18, 2022

The big trend in popular culture is the multiverse, as seen in films like "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once."


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18, 2022

Oregon voters now have a chance to elect the first lesbian governor of a West Coast state and could send the first lesbian from the region to Congress following the outcome Tuesday in the state's party primaries.

By Eric Burkett | May 17, 2022

About 250 middle school students in San Francisco took to the streets — well, the sidewalk — May 17 and made it clear they stood opposed to the anti-LGBTQ actions of state governments around the country.


By Eric Burkett | May 17, 2022

Devlyn Camp, a genderqueer podcaster and — as it turns out — historian, talks about their work with a bubbly, contagious enthusiasm that comes across clearly on the phone even from 3,000 miles away.

By Eric Burkett | May 16, 2022

Gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy has dropped one of the defendants in the $1.9 million lawsuit he filed May 9 after she reposted a Twitter meme accusing McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center.


By Heather Cassell | May 16, 2022

Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died at a hospital in New York City May 14. She was 63.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 16, 2022

A legislative push to establish a universal health care system in California may have stalled this year, but the calls for the state to move toward a single-payer form of medical care are expected to only grow louder in the years to come.


By Eric Burkett | May 13, 2022

A proposed ordinance by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to enhance shelter solutions for people experiencing homelessness and sheltering on the city's streets hit an unexpected snag during a committee hearing May 12.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 13, 2022

When the co-owners of the first gay bar in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik were considering what to call their establishment, they found inspiration from California.


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