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Frameline postpones June LGBTQ film festival

Frameline postpones June LGBTQ film festival

Frameline, the San Francisco LGBTQ film festival usually held in June, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Executive Director James Woolley announced Tuesday.

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By John Ferrannini | March 31, 2020

San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman is introducing a resolution Tuesday urging the FDA to lift its ban on gay men donating blood.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 30, 2020

With Idaho's adoption of two anti-transgender bills this month, the state can now expect to see it be added to the banned travel lists kept by California and San Francisco.


By John Ferrannini | March 30, 2020

The shelter-in-place orders active in at least seven Bay Area jurisdictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus will remain in force until May 3.

By John Ferrannini | March 30, 2020

A growing number of immigrant rights advocates are calling for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release undocumented immigrants in its custody due to the coronavirus outbreak.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 27, 2020

Public animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are asking pet owners to prepare a plan for how their companion animals will be cared for should they become ill with the novel coronavirus.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 27, 2020

And now for something completely different, to steal a catchphrase from the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe.


By Brian Bromberger | March 27, 2020

Terrence McNally, the playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who portrayed gayness to a mainstream theater audience, died March 24th at 81, becoming one of the first celebrities to succumb to COVID-19.

By Liz Highleyman | March 27, 2020

Organizers of the 2020 International AIDS Conference announced Friday that the in-person meeting, scheduled for July 7-10 in San Francisco and Oakland, will be replaced with a virtual conference in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.


By John Ferrannini | March 26, 2020

Robb "Lord" Martine, a writer who was once called "the king of San Francisco nightlife," died Friday, March 20. He was 50.

By John Ferrannini | March 25, 2020

During a Facebook Live chat with Castro business owners Monday, gay state Senator Scott Wiener warned local merchants to prepare for having to remain shut post April 7 when the city's shelter-in-place order is set to expire.


By BAR Editorial Board | March 25, 2020

The Bay Area Reporter, like many other alt weeklies, faces challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2020

Meant as welcoming respites offering social connections and myriad services, LGBT community centers across the country have closed their physical doors in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, they haven't shuttered completely.


By Cynthia Laird | March 25, 2020

The board of directors of Sonoma County Pride has announced that the LGBT parade and festival scheduled for early June has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2020

Being social is baked into the job description for local politicians, who in addition to attending numerous meetings have a full calendar of civic engagements, neighborhood events, and constituent outreach.


By Reese Aaron Isbell | March 25, 2020

With rising rents, lack of affordable housing, and fear of eviction notices, it was already a challenge for many San Franciscans to afford to live here.

By Heather Cassell | March 25, 2020

Global LGBT organizations are responding to the impact of the coronavirus as they work to protect some of the most vulnerable queer people.


By Paul Berge | March 25, 2020

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | March 25, 2020

Some people think that being transgender is a mere choice, just a bunch of people who — apologies to my non-trans female siblings — just want to wear a dress and makeup and call themselves women.


By Roger Brigham | March 25, 2020

Bud Budlong, one of the early leaders and organizers of San Francisco FrontRunners, died Thursday, March 19, at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness.

By John Ferrannini | March 24, 2020

State Senator Scott Wiener has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking that it lift its ban on gay men donating blood.


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