Bi woman elected SF Pride board prez

Bi woman elected SF Pride board prez

By David-Elijah Nahmod

Jacquelene Bishop, a bisexual woman who had been serving as San Francisco Pride's interim president since the October 3 departure of former board president Michelle Meow, was elected to the post at the organization's November 7 board meeting.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2018

After his opponent called him to concede late Monday, gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) declared victory in his bid to become the first out statewide elected leader in the Golden State.

By Alex Madison | November 19, 2018

A report released Monday shows that many schools serving grades 7-12 in California have suicide prevention policies that address the needs of LGBTQ youth, following a new state law that went into effect in 2017.

By Cynthia Laird | November 16, 2018

Equality California announced late Friday, November 16, that gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has won the close race for California insurance commissioner, making him the first openly LGBT statewide elected official.

By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

By Alex Madison | November 15, 2018

After seven years leading the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin will step down in 2019, the organization announced Thursday (November 15).

By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

After waiting more than a year to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday nominated Joshua Groban, his longtime senior adviser, to the post.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

Democrats appear headed to declaring a full sweep of California's statewide races as two contests that had been close for days are now trending toward the party's candidates.

By Alex Madison | November 14, 2018

Mayor London Breed surprised the audience Tuesday, November 13, at a flag raising ceremony to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week by declaring November Transgender Awareness Month in San Francisco.

By Ed Walsh | November 14, 2018

The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, for two decades now, has called itself the city's official band.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus will see its membership shrink in the next legislative session for the third time since it was established in 2002.

By Alex Madison | November 14, 2018

It's the end of an era. Tiffany Woods, longtime trans activist, is leaving the groundbreaking transgender program she helped found in Fremont.

By BAR staff | November 14, 2018

The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation handed out over $200,000 to nonprofits.

By Cynthia Laird | November 14, 2018

The Rosie the Riveter Trust has received a challenge grant and is seeking donations, which will be matched up to $20,000 until December 31.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

As school districts across California introduce new LGBT-inclusive curriculum materials into history and social science classes, another battle is brewing over the teaching of sexual health courses that cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The window to apply for the second phase of an affordable housing project aimed at LGBT seniors in San Francisco is expected to open in early December.

By Heather Cassell | November 14, 2018

A migrant caravan of nearly 80 people, many identifying as LGBT, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, November 11, surprising local community organizations.

By Roger Brigham | November 14, 2018

The recently renamed Rainbow Sierrans will hold its annual holiday party Saturday, December 8, at the Muir Beach Community Center.

By Belo Cipriani | November 14, 2018

In a chilly November afternoon in 2008, I tapped my white cane down Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California and entered Pegasus Books.

By Lisa Keen | November 14, 2018

Media organizations called the Arizona U.S. Senate race Monday night for Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who will become the first openly bisexual person to be elected to that body.

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