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Salvation Army vows LGBTs are welcome

Salvation Army vows LGBTs are welcome

Addressing long-standing beliefs that the organization discriminates against LGBT people, Salvation Army officials are attempting to change people's views of the charitable Christian organization as they ramp up their services for homeless individuals.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 6, 2019

A year from now Palm Springs City Councilwoman Christy Holstege could once again make LGBT political history should she become her city's first female and first bisexual mayor.

By John Ferrannini | December 5, 2019

A man who was arrested for possessing a firearm during San Francisco Pride festivities this year has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 5, 2019

A main provider of services for queer youth in San Francisco plans to revamp its building in the heart of the city's LGBT district in order to better meet the needs of its growing client base.

By Cynthia Laird | December 5, 2019

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 7, from 5 p.m. to midnight for Silicon Valley Pride board president and CEO Thaddeus Campbell.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 4, 2019

More than a year after it was released in draft form, San Francisco's groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy has yet to be formally adopted by the city. It is now likely to be approved sometime in 2020.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 4, 2019

Educator Godfrey Santos Plata's family emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1980s to seek a better life in the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles County.


By Liz Highleyman | December 4, 2019

The United States has seen little progress at the national level in preventing new HIV cases over the past half decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released December 3.

By Heather Cassell | December 4, 2019

International LGBT organizations are calling for Haiti's government to investigate the suspicious death of the country's leading gay rights activist.


By BAR Editorial Board | December 4, 2019

Unless there is a peaceful resolution soon to the violent anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, site of the 2022 Gay Games, alternate plans for relocating it to another country are necessary.

By Heather Cassell | December 4, 2019

Silicon Valley marked World AIDS Day by raising a red ribbon flag and lighting up San Jose's City Hall rotunda and tower in red during an observance Tuesday, December 3.


By BAR staff | December 4, 2019

The Castro Merchants business group held its annual holiday tree lighting Monday, December 2 at Castro and 18th streets.

By Cynthia Laird | December 4, 2019

Body, a Castro clothing store that's been around for 40 years, will close this month in part because of the recent fire that affected the building.


By Samantha Laurey | December 4, 2019

On the 41st anniversary of the assassinations of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, a crowd gathered in the Castro district to mourn their deaths at the annual candlelight vigil.

By Paul Berge | December 4, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 4, 2019

Transphobia, like homophobia, isn't generally using the suffix "-phobia" to mean "fear," but to mean "aversion." It's the same notion as hydrophobic surfaces refer to their ability to repel water.

By BAR staff | December 4, 2019

The annual World AIDS Day observance at the National AIDS Memorial Grove included honoring a lesbian and gay man, and marking the return to the Bay Area of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.


By Cynthia Laird | December 4, 2019

Howard Cruse, a pioneer in the LGBTQ cartooning movement and founding editor of Gay Comix, died November 26. He was 75.

By Cynthia Laird | December 4, 2019

The city is now accepting applications from those eligible to move into eight affordable apartments in the LGBT Castro district. The residents will be selected by a lottery draw to be conducted January 7.


By Sari Staver | December 4, 2019

From $5 stocking stuffer socks to $175 edible-making machines, you'll have no trouble finding gifts for the cannabis aficionado in your life this holiday season.

By Kenneth G. Hodder | December 4, 2019

I love my family. I'd do anything for them. So it breaks my heart to know that literally thousands of them are living on the street.


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