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Business Briefing: LGBTQ San Francisco social club daylights

Business Briefing: LGBTQ San Francisco social club daylights

As it marks its reopening this weekend with a free art event open to the public, a queer social club in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district is planning to offer daytime access to nonmembers starting June 1.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | April 9, 2021

A massive photographic exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk that for two years has adorned the San Francisco International Airport terminal named in his honor is being disassembled.

By Eric Jansen | April 9, 2021

You may know Bay Area-raised drag performer Rock M. Sakura from last year's "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12, from her YouTube channel with more than 55,000 subscribers, or from her pre-COVID performances at numerous drag events.


By Cynthia Laird | April 8, 2021

Rick Welts, the gay president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, will step away from the organization at the end of the 2020-21 season, he and the team announced April 8.

By Heather Cassell | April 8, 2021

Two decades ago, four same-sex couples said, "I do," in Amsterdam's city hall.


By Heather Cassell | April 8, 2021

LGBTQ Caribbean activists' decades-long challenges against countries to gain equality are lining up in multiple courts, creating a potential tidal wave ushering in queer rights for the region.

By Cynthia Laird | April 8, 2021

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced she has appointed a bisexual woman to lead the city's homeless department.


By BAR Editorial Board | April 7, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors should reject Mayor London Breed's nominee, Christina Dikas, to the Historic Preservation Commission.

By John Ferrannini | April 7, 2021

There may not be an official San Francisco Pride parade this year due to the pandemic, but that's not stopping another group from moving forward with its second protest march.


By BAR staff | April 7, 2021

In honor of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, we're culling from our archive to feature a different year of the paper each week.

By Cynthia Laird | April 7, 2021

The Rob Hill Campground in San Francisco's Presidio will welcome back campers this summer as it gradually becomes safe to stay in larger groups.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | April 7, 2021

As I've written about many times before, we live in unprecedented times when it comes to trans rights.

By David Chiu | April 7, 2021

At just past the one-year mark of COVID-19, we have seen the devastating consequences of the pandemic in every aspect of society.


By BAR staff | April 7, 2021

The Prism Foundation held a rally in the Castro last weekend to amplify Asian American and Pacific Islander voices against hate.

By BAR staff | April 7, 2021

This week's letters to the editor.


By BAR staff | April 7, 2021

The obituary for Max Vela.

By John Ferrannini | April 7, 2021

At a virtual town hall touting COVID-19 vaccines to the LGBTQ community, the state public health director said he wants to improve sexual orientation and gender identity data collection for the inoculations, but did not give specifics.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 7, 2021

As legislation banning unnecessary medical procedures on intersex youth again stalls in the California Legislature, state lawmakers are advancing a number of bills strengthening protections for transgender and nonbinary individuals.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 6, 2021

A plan to commemorate 50 locations tied to San Francisco's leather and LGBTQ culture with sidewalk markers has been endorsed by the Board of Supervisors and will file for civic design review this week.


By John Ferrannini | April 6, 2021

In a memorandum coinciding with the trans visibility day March 31, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced new departmental policies "governing open service of transgender individuals in the military."

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 5, 2021

A plan to commemorate 50 locations tied to San Francisco's leather and LGBTQ culture with sidewalk markers is expected to win approval from the Board of Supervisors this week.


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