50 years in 50 weeks: 2012: Feinstein talks with the B.A.R.

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive

The Bay Area Reporter's October 25, 2012 issue featured an in-person interview with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein — the first that California's senior senator had given the paper since she was elected to the upper chamber of Congress in 1992. In the wide-ranging interview Feinstein talked about her work to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened up a bit about the 1978 assassinations of gay supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone. Because she was president of the Board of Supervisors at the time, Feinstein became mayor, a post she held for a decade. Feinstein predicted that San Francisco will one day elect an LGBTQ mayor, but that hasn't happened yet, though several out candidates have tried to reach Room 200 in City Hall. To read the issue, click here.

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