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Business Briefing: Amid bookstore uncertainty, queer authors series turns 5

Business Briefing: Amid bookstore uncertainty, queer authors series turns 5

As a monthly queer reading series marks its fifth anniversary of spotlighting out authors, the LGBTQ bookstore that hosts it in San Francisco's Castro district is facing an uncertain future due to the COVID pandemic.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 9, 2020

Castro chocolatier Carol Gancia has whipped up her own version of the traditional Yule log dessert for the holiday season inspired by the flavors and fauna of her home country the Philippines.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 11, 2020

Seven years ago lesbian married couple Naomi Gonzalez and Fran Dunaway launched their Seattle-based TomboyX clothing line to market underwear and shirts specifically tailored to fit female bodies.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 7, 2020

As it works to increase interest among high school and college students in its field, the accounting profession is also striving to better understand the issues that LGBTQ accountants encounter in their workplaces.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2020

Six months after being ordered to close their doors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, gyms, barbershops, nail salons, and other personal service businesses in San Francisco will be able to open for indoor service Monday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 9, 2020

Three years ago this October Bay Area native Maggie Przybylski and her wife, Morgan Murphy, debuted their Two Broads Cider brand at the Hardcore Cider Tour in their hometown of San Luis Obispo.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 12, 2020

San Francisco native Eric Curry always had a fondness for animals. At age 9 Curry found a cat lying in the middle of the road not far from his parents home and asked his father if he could keep it.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2020

Since they closed their law firm's Oakland office in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, co-founders Felicia Medina and Jen Orthwein have been working from home, as has Kevin Love Hubbard, a lawyer recently made a partner in the firm.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 1, 2020

Since shelter-in-place orders imposed in mid-March caused her to close her gym location in Oakland, The Queer Gym owner Nathalie Huerta and her employees have continued to offer their training programs virtually.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 10, 2020

The summer season is slowly revving up in the gay-friendly Russian River resort area centered around the town of Guerneville, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 13, 2020

When Gavin Escolar sat down with the Bay Area Reporter in late January to talk about his expansion plans for The Chaga Company, he was mainly focused on getting his mushroom-based products into local coffeehouses .

By Events Editor | May 9, 2020

Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Office of Small Business, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce launched a digital storytelling campaign, #DearSF.


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