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US Supreme Court will not hear appeal in bed and breakfast case

US Supreme Court will not hear appeal in bed and breakfast case

By Lisa Keen

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday (March 18) that it would not hear an appeal from the owner of a bed and breakfast in Hawaii who refused to accommodate a same-sex couple.

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By Alex Madison | March 19, 2019

American Heart Association journal editor fired for anti-gay comments about Louisville Ballet; California high school students sue over yearbook quotes; and an LGBT Asian group files amicus brief in sanctuary state lawsuit.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 18, 2019

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is moving forward with its expansion plans into an adjacent restaurant space and opening up its entertainment offerings to all ages.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 18, 2019

A statewide medical professional group has come out in opposition to legislation that would ban medically unnecessary surgeries performed on intersex infants in California.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 18, 2019

At historic summit for LGBT officials in California, gay Congressman Mark Takano of Riverside highlighted the introduction of a sweeping federal LGBT rights bill and the increase of out public officials in more suburban and rural jurisdictions.


By Alex Madison | March 15, 2019

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 15, 2019

Lesbian state Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman will run for state Senate in 2020, boosting the likelihood that the California Legislative LGBT Caucus will maintain its current membership of seven or see it increase in December next year.


By Liz Highleyman | March 15, 2019

Project Inform, one of the nation's longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and is likely to cease operations, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 13, 2019

The Castro Merchants is set to elect real estate agent Masood Samereie as its next president when it meets April 4. He has been selling property in the city's LGBT neighborhood since 2003.


By BAR Editorial Board | March 13, 2019

We were puzzled by the discovery a couple of months ago that Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy group, was planning to honor San Francisco International Airport at its Equality Awards gala in the city in May.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 13, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom is open to developing a statewide plan to end the interrelated epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.


By BAR staff | March 13, 2019

Mayor London Breed kicked off San Francisco's launch of the national Open to All campaign for LGBT-friendly businesses.

By Sari Staver | March 13, 2019

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a pilot program that will allow organizations to apply for a permit to sell or consume cannabis at temporary events.


By Liz Highleyman | March 13, 2019

President Donald Trump proposed a budget for fiscal year 2020 Monday that includes new funding for an initiative to end HIV in the United States but also contains cuts that could compromise that goal, advocates said.

By Heather Cassell | March 13, 2019

Egyptian police arrested a transgender woman last week, claiming she is a member of a terrorist group and disrupted public order.


By Alex Madison | March 13, 2019

San Francisco will revise its policies surrounding public protests on the steps of City Hall after a transgender woman sued the city when she was denied her right to demonstrate.

By Alex Madison | March 13, 2019

Mayor London Breed's appointment of Manohar Raju Monday as San Francisco's next public defender was met by praise from many in the criminal justice system.


By Tony Taylor | March 13, 2019

Veteran AIDS activist Cleve Jones, founder of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, will receive a humanitarian award when he travels to Cuba this spring with a delegation from the Rainbow World Fund.

By BAR staff | March 13, 2019

San Francisco officials celebrated the fifth anniversary of the city's LGBT aging report.


By Paul Berge | March 13, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Cynthia Laird | March 13, 2019

Angus J. Whyte, a gay man whose administrative and financial acumen helped guide the San Francisco LGBT Community Center project when it was in its infancy, died March 6 in Palm Springs, California. He was 81.


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