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Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

A number of Californians are among the inaugural class being inducted into the LGBTQ Hall of Fame May 2 by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.

By Cynthia Laird | April 19, 2021

Queer twin sisters and community activists Melonie and Melorra Green have been named San Francisco Pride community grand marshals, the organization recently announced.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

In his conversations with potential donors Eric Curry has been referred to as the "underdog" candidate and the less polite "unlikely" candidate running for San Francisco's 12th Congressional District seat covering much of the city.

By Sari Staver | April 16, 2021

The gay former Sebastopol mayor who was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a minor is now free on $620,00 bail following a hearing April 15, when the Sonoma County District Attorney's office added four additional counts to the initial charges.


By John Ferrannini | April 16, 2021

As the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza works to reboot its renovation project, new preliminary designs for the public parklet above the Castro Muni Station were rolled out Thursday during a virtual town hall.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 14, 2021

When it comes to collecting the sexual orientation and gender identity data of San Francisco residents, most city agencies have made great strides since being required to collect the SOGI information in the summer of 2017.


By John Ferrannini | April 14, 2021

The building that houses The Eagle, a South of Market leather-themed LGBTQ bar, is still for sale, according to one of the real estate agents.

By Cynthia Laird | April 14, 2021

Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights group, will hold its virtual Evening for Equality Wednesday, April 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.


By BAR Editorial Board | April 14, 2021

The recent news about a new exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay supervisor Harvey Milk in the terminal named for him at San Francisco International Airport was surprising.

By BAR Editorial Board | April 14, 2021

Christina Dikas did the right thing when she withdrew her nomination for a seat on the SF Historic Preservation Commission just hours before a likely rejection from the Board of Supervisors.


By Heather Cassell | April 14, 2021

LGBTQ African activists have called upon human rights and humanitarian organizations to expedite evacuation of queer refugees from Kenya's Camp Kakuma following the death of Ugandan refugee activist Chriton "Trinidad" Atuhwera.

By M.K. Leach | April 14, 2021

COVID-19 has impacted California in many ways, from causing increased job loss to deaths to forcing the closure of countless businesses to increased substance use within many demographics.


By BAR staff | April 14, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter's 50 years in 50 weeks feature continues with this front page from September 20, 1972

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This week's letters to the editor.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 14, 2021

Equality California has named its managing director, Tony Hoang, as its first Asian American executive director.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 13, 2021

A Japantown site has become only the second local historic property related to San Francisco's Japanese community and the fifth having to do with the LGBTQ community to be recognized as a city landmark.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 13, 2021

Hours prior to her likely being rejected by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Historic Preservation Commission mayoral appointee Christina Dikas withdrew her nomination.

By John Ferrannini | April 13, 2021

The final season of a podcast about the history of the LGBTQ rights movement will conclude with an episode about Stonewall that drops on June 28, the 52nd anniversary of the riots — and will precede a forthcoming podcast about Harry Britt.


By Sari Staver | April 12, 2021

A gay man who's the former mayor of Sebastopol and a longtime executive in the cannabis industry has been arrested and charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor related to sexual assault on a minor.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 9, 2021

A massive photographic exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk that for two years has adorned the San Francisco International Airport terminal named in his honor is being disassembled.


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