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Business Briefs: Lesbians Who Tech retools 2020 Castro summit

Business Briefs: Lesbians Who Tech retools 2020 Castro summit

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is retooling its 2020 San Francisco summit as it remains determined to stay in the city's LGBT Castro district amid growing popularity.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | June 18, 2019

When a rainbow flag was raised Monday over the California Capitol, both Governor Gavin Newsom and Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, claimed it marked the "first time ever" it had flown over the building.

By Lisa Keen | June 18, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday side-stepped yet another case pitting religious beliefs hostile to LGBT people against human rights laws that seek to protect them.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 17, 2019

After marrying five years ago in a private summer wedding ceremony, Oakland at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan and Pamela Rosin divorced last fall. The couple had been together since 2012 after first meeting at Oakland's East Bay Church.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 17, 2019

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors panel threw its support Monday behind the creation of an LGBTQ cultural district in the city's Castro neighborhood.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 14, 2019

For the first time, all five cities in Napa County have agreed to fly the rainbow flag in honor of June being Pride Month.

By Lisa Keen | June 14, 2019

A federal appeals panel in Seattle ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people in the military "treats transgender persons differently than other persons," but it did not reinstate an injunction against enforcement of that ban.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 12, 2019

Three more Bay Area cities are now flying the rainbow flag for the first time in honor of Pride Month, as is the government office for Alameda County.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 12, 2019

Lesbian at-large Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan's election in January as president of the legislative body made headlines for being the first time an out LGBT person had served in the leadership role.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 12, 2019

Until recently, LGBT Americans regularly suffered harassment, abuse, and worse at the hands of law enforcement, an oppression justified by religion and criminalized by the government.

By Heather Cassell | June 12, 2019

The high court of Botswana Tuesday overturned anti-gay sections of the country's penal code that criminalized homosexuality for more than a century.


By Liz Highleyman | June 12, 2019

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation Tuesday, calling on health care providers to offer PrEP to men and women at high risk of acquiring HIV.

By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a tentative ruling against a trans barista in her lawsuit against Starbucks.


By BAR staff | June 12, 2019

After an absence of many years, the rainbow flag is again flying at the newly christened Gilbert Baker Rainbow Flag Apartments at 324 Larkin Street in San Francisco's Civic Center area.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 12, 2019

A restaurant space in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood is on its way to becoming the city's fourth LGBT historic site. It is believed it would be the first landmark in the country to focus on an early queer eatery.


By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

As co-working spaces proliferate across the Bay Area, they have gone from a utility to a symbol of wealth and status.

By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

A 55-year-old trans woman was the victim of an aggravated assault at the corner of Castro and Market streets, according to a San Francisco Police Department daily crime report from May 30.


By Madison Silva | June 12, 2019

On a regular basis, many queer people, especially youth, suffer stressors that impact their mental health, advocates said.

By Charlie Wagner | June 12, 2019

When people wear hard hats around Guerneville's R3 Hotel pool these days, it's not a tribute to the Village People.


By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

Lawyer Elizabeth Kristen is looking for some of America's long-lost gay soldiers.

By Lisa Keen | June 12, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon get another chance to consider whether businesses can claim religious motivations for refusing service to LGBT people.


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