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Small biz commissioners sworn in

Small biz commissioners sworn in

By BAR staff

Gay cafe owner Manny Yekutiel was sworn in Monday to a seat on the San Francisco Small Business Commission.

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By Cynthia Laird | January 17, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought his presidential campaign to the East Bay Friday, and while he didn't pick up an endorsement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, he did excite a small crowd that met at Everett & Jones Barbecue.

By John Ferrannini | January 17, 2020

As preparations ramp up for the 50th annual San Francisco Pride parade, members of the LGBT community are questioning the role of Bay Area-headquartered tech corporations in the festivities celebrating LGBT people and culture.


By John Ferrannini | January 17, 2020

A social club that opened in the Castro earlier this month was ordered Friday to stop operating within 15 days by the city planning department, according to a copy of the order obtained by the Bay Area Reporter.

By John Ferrannini | January 15, 2020

Gay state senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is introducing legislation Thursday to direct state officials to implement a statewide, integrated response to the HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and hepatitis C epidemics.


By BAR Editorial Board | January 15, 2020

The state Legislature has been in session for only a couple of weeks and already, a state Senate committee has failed on intersex rights, voting down Senate Bill 201, which would have protected body autonomy of intersex people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

Erin Smith, a transgender woman mounting an underdog campaign for the state's 11th Senate District seat covering San Francisco and parts of northern San Mateo County, has secured the support of local Republicans for her candidacy.


By John Ferrannini | January 15, 2020

The first Compton's Transgender Cultural District art exhibition opened last week, and organizers hope it's just the beginning.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 15, 2020

Flore cafe in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood was filled to capacity last Saturday morning for gay state Senator Scott Wiener's campaign kickoff for a second term in office.


By | January 15, 2020

The San Francisco Interfaith Council has announced events to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., which will be observed Monday, January 20.

By BAR staff | January 15, 2020

Emma's Revolution performed at last week's anti-war demonstration in downtown San Francisco.


By Sari Staver | January 15, 2020

With some 277 applications for new cannabis business permits stuck in a slow-moving queue, the city should consider placing a moratorium on applications.

By Roger Brigham | January 15, 2020

The new decade comes with a new chapter in the life of Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 15, 2020

I want to take a moment to primarily speak to those who may be questioning whether they may be trans or nonbinary themselves, or are still fairly new to the potential transitions. Don't worry, if that isn't you, you're still welcome to read on.

By Ryan K. Sallans | January 15, 2020

Is there a point in a transition where one reaches pure happiness?


By John Ferrannini | January 15, 2020

A nascent effort has been launched to add San Francisco to the list of American cities with a street named after the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk.

By Heather Cassell | January 15, 2020

Bogota's new mayor, Claudia López, secretly wed her partner, Angelica Lozano, before taking office, she announced on social media December 16.


By Paul Berge | January 15, 2020

This week's editorial cartoon.

By BAR staff | January 15, 2020

This week's corrections.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

The first Chinese American justice and the longest-serving sitting member on the Supreme Court of California will retire this summer, giving Governor Gavin Newsom his first opportunity to name a member to the state's highest court.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

In a cryptic tweet January 13, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) teased he would announce this week his "new political adventure."


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