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Lt. gov's transgender advisory council lacks SF representation

Lt. gov's transgender advisory council lacks SF representation

Aria Sa'id, president of San Francisco's Transgender District, said she "had no idea this was happening until now" when asked about Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis' new advisory council.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 24, 2021

Ohio is now the 18th state covered by California's travel ban restriction due to enacting anti-LGBTQ legislation. The prohibition on taxpayer-funded travel to the Buckeye State takes effect Thursday, September 30.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 24, 2021

Nearly a year after being named the interim leader of a San Francisco LGBTQ youth agency, Toni Newman will be departing to help run a beleaguered Black AIDS nonprofit on a limited basis.


By Eric Jansen | September 23, 2021

Out in the Bay proudly features a new queer podcast this week: "Stereotypes — Straight Talk from Queer Voices," produced and hosted by KALW and KQED colleague Christopher Beale, a former commercial radio personality.

By Heather Cassell | September 22, 2021

The recent appearance of Hungarian diplomats at a San Francisco City Hall gathering has been criticized by Hungarian Americans and LGBTQ leaders, and has resulted in Mayor London Breed vowing to tighten up vetting for future events.


By John Ferrannini | September 22, 2021

This year's pared-down Folsom Street Fair — rechristened Megahood2021 after its inaugural 1984 installment — is still expecting as many as 40,000 revelers.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2021

First-time political candidate Jennifer Esteen has been scooping up early endorsements from around the Bay Area for her 2022 bid for Alameda County's 20th Assembly District seat, currently held by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward).


By Roger Brigham | September 22, 2021

The decision last week by organizers of Gay Games XI in Hong Kong to postpone the event for one year until November 2023 seemingly materialized at the last moment without warning.

By Bob Goldfarb | September 22, 2021

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2018, is 22 city blocks in the South of Market neighborhood that have been home to numerous leather and kink venues since the 1960s.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2021

During a bill signing ceremony Wednesday focused on legislation strengthening reproductive health care services in California, Governor Gavin Newsom also signed into law legislation that protects the health care privacy of LGBTQ patients and others.

By BAR Editorial Board | September 22, 2021

In two recent instances, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis has missed opportunities regarding LGBTQ issues in San Francisco.


By BAR staff | September 22, 2021

The May 18, 1995 issue of the Bay Area Reporter featured a half-page ad on page 3 from the Indiana estate of Phil Causey, a San Francisco gay man who died of AIDS in 1991.

By Cynthia Laird | September 22, 2021

Horizons Foundation has announced 18 Bay Area LGBTQ nonprofits were recipients of a total $250,000 in grants from the foundation's LGBTQ Resilience and Recovery Fund.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 22, 2021

There are many who seem shocked with the rapidity that some transgender and nonbinary people will transition.

By John Ferrannini | September 22, 2021

The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will be reopening its Saturday vaccination clinic in the parking lot at 18th and Collingwood streets, nestled by Toad Hall and Walgreens, beginning September 25.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 21, 2021

How the city can track the number of LGBTQ people it is employing was a main focus for the reconstituted LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission as its first meeting.

By John Ferrannini | September 21, 2021

The New Gay Liberation Front group is not the same as the old historic group that formed after Stonewall — it's being criticized for pitting some segments of the LGBTQ community against others.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 20, 2021

Nearly three years after it first weighed in on the proposal to revamp Harvey Milk Plaza, a panel of local art experts has given its support to the latest design for the public parklet in the city's LGBTQ Castro district.

By Brian Bromberger | September 20, 2021

Bishop John Shelby Spong, a liberal theologian and ally who championed women's and LGBTQ ordinations and rights, died September 12 peacefully in his sleep at his Richmond, Virginia home.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 20, 2021

Ten years ago Monday (September 20), the U.S. military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was ended, ushering in a decade of open military service for LGBTQ enlistees and officers.

By John Ferrannini | September 17, 2021

Terry Beswick, who ended his five years as executive director of the GLBT Historical Society September 15, has been hired as the new ED of the Golden Gate Business Association. He's developed a reputation as a "turnaround expert," he said.


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