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Transmissions: Gimme shelter

Transmissions: Gimme shelter

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

In 2016, right around this time of year, I wrote about an often-overlooked element of the United States government.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 15, 2020

Many years ago, when I was early in my own transition, I was listening to a drive-time talk show on KFI in Los Angeles. The topic at hand was a teacher who had just come out as a trans woman.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 1, 2020

Netflix recently released "Disclosure," a documentary created by Sam Feder, Amy Scholder, and Laverne Cox.


By Terry Beswick | June 24, 2020

LGBTQ people are free, right?

By StormMiguel Florez | June 24, 2020

I have been invited to write on what it means to be an San Francisco Pride community grand marshal in a time of COVID-19 and shelter-in-place.


By Jane Spahr | June 24, 2020

It is such an honor and joy to have been voted as community grand marshal in this 50th year of LGBTQAI+ Pride. What a historical moment for us as we celebrate 50 years of working toward our freedom.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 17, 2020

We may, right now, be living through some of the most impactful times for trans and nonbinary people, and the choices we make now may shape the trans community for decades to come.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 3, 2020

At the heart of many of society's "-isms" is a laundry list of stereotypes that seek to characterize a group in ways that both provide an easy, if inaccurate, method of describing that group, while also confirming already inherent biases against it.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 20, 2020

Aimee Stephens was a transgender woman.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 6, 2020

I'll admit that as I write this, I am quite out of sorts. Last week, a friend of mine died due to complications of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

By Michael Yamashita | May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | April 22, 2020

There are those who believe that transgender and nonbinary people only become trans or enby after they are exposed to the notion, or after they are "indoctrinated" into the transgender community.

By Michael Yamashita | April 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.


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