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Bay Area LGBTQs honored by SF Pride at 1st Ken Jones Awards reception

Bay Area LGBTQs honored by SF Pride at 1st Ken Jones Awards reception

By Khaled Sayed

It was an in-person event for San Francisco Pride as it recognized LGBTQ artists and activists during its inaugural Ken Jones Awards reception October 14.

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By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2021

The city approval process for the Grubstake Diner project ended October 19 when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously decided that the construction project can go forward.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Supervisor Matt Haney's state of emergency resolution was not expedited to be heard by the full board October 19 via a legislative procedure known as a committee report. The District 6 supervisor confirmed to the B.A.R. that it will be heard next Tuesday.


By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced legislation to the Board of Supervisors at its October 19 meeting that would allow new bars to be conditionally permitted in the Castro neighborhood commercial district.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2021

San Francisco is set to track how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2021

Befitting for October being LGBTQ History Month San Francisco supervisors have granted city landmark status to the first local site related to leather history.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Eight new members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS joined three who are returning from the Trump-era. The council is responsible for making recommendations regarding the development and implementation of the HIV National Strategic Plan.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 18, 2021

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has memorialized Timothy Ray Brown, who was the first person cured of AIDS, with a boulder at the contemplative space in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

By BAR staff | October 18, 2021

The obituary for David Draper, who managed the costume shop at the American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years.


By John Ferrannini | October 18, 2021

The original legislation allowed the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data anonymously; in its new form, the data will instead be collected confidentially.

By John Ferrannini | October 15, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and 20 other attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a Connecticut case supporting the freedom of transgender student athletes to participate in sports in line with their gender identity.


By Heather Cassell | October 14, 2021

LGBTQ demonstrators of African and Caribbean descent marked Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day at a rally in Oakland to bring attention to Ghana's proposed draconian anti-LGBTQ bill.

By John Ferrannini | October 14, 2021

Supervisor Matt Haney's virtual hearing on the overdose crisis October 14 opened a window on the legal murkiness — and potential benefits of — safe drug consumption sites.


By Eric Jansen | October 14, 2021

In the summer and fall of 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco's gay community, Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants' pain before it was legal to do so.

By Ray Simon | October 13, 2021

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season.


By J.W. Arnold | October 13, 2021

A new digital exhibit at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, "In Plain Sight," offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBTQ achievements — including 800 entries across 10 categories.

By Cynthia Laird | October 13, 2021

The incoming executive director of Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights group, recently announced his new leadership team.


By BAR Editorial Board | October 13, 2021

Overall, it was a good legislative year for LGBTQs in California.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 13, 2021

Michael Benner began making his own specialty chocolate confections in 2015 and, within two years, had launched his own business under the brand name Michael's Chocolates.


By Ken Yeager | October 13, 2021

To visitors of all ages, sexualities, and identities, the one comment I hear the most when I'm a docent at the new South Bay queer museum exhibit is, "I didn't know any of this."

By Scott Wiener | October 13, 2021

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener writes about the highs and lows for LGBTQs of the just-completed legislative session.


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