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Annual Milk, Moscone vigil goes virtual

Annual Milk, Moscone vigil goes virtual

The 42nd annual vigil to remember two progressive San Francisco politicians who were killed while in office is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Sari Staver | November 30, 2020

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29.

By Sari Staver | November 27, 2020

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBTQ issues in mainstream newspapers, died November 20 at a hospital in Hong Kong, where she had lived for many years.


By Truc Nguyen | November 27, 2020

Sal and Nancy Tran are children of Vietnamese immigrants, artists and twins who grew up in Vallejo, California.

By BAR Editorial Board | November 24, 2020

You heard it right; you're not high.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 24, 2020

As the number of out LGBTQ people winning elective office continues to grow around the Bay Area, San Francisco is seeing a decline.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 24, 2020

San Francisco, considered one of the world's leading cities when it comes to LGBTQ issues, has named only one of its 125 public schools after an LGBTQ person.


By John Ferrannini | November 24, 2020

Events commemorating World AIDS Day have largely been moved into virtual space due to the other health crisis, COVID-19, that has dominated headlines and lives this year.

By Mike Smith | November 24, 2020

For the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988 the World Health Organization gave a small grant to the fledgling Names Project (its AIDS Memorial Quilt being then a little more than a year old).


By Cynthia Laird | November 24, 2020

Illuminate SF Festival of Light has added some temporary light artworks to its many others to brighten nights as the days get shorter.

By Heather Cassell | November 24, 2020

Transgender homicides continued to trend upward around the world, according to Transgender Europe's annual Trans Murder Monitoring report released November 20, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.


By Cynthia Laird | November 24, 2020

Friends are mourning the death of Randall "Randy" Schiller, a gay man and longtime community leader who died October 4.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2020

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.


By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Progressive LGBTQs are making known their opposition to a proposal in San Francisco that would ban people from smoking tobacco and cannabis in their apartments.


By Cynthia Laird | November 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.

By Eric Jansen | November 20, 2020

What a stressful, frightening year: COVID-19, layoffs, police killing Black people, enormous protests, massive wildfires, hurricanes, a fraught national election and our soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump still won't concede.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2020

One of the highest-ranking LGBTQ officials with the National Park Service will be returning to the Bay Area in the new year.

By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

A gay nurse and midwife and Castro neighborhood resident has been named as one of four Nurse of the Year award winners by Sutter Health.


By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

California voters signaled a more progressive approach to criminal justice when they cast ballots November 3.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2020

Voters in the Bay Area and across California were of a mixed mind this month when it came to lowering the voting age.


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