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Jock Talk: Optimistic plans presented for Hong Kong Gay Games

Jock Talk: Optimistic plans presented for Hong Kong Gay Games

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong attending the Federation of Gay Games' annual assembly January 24 projected optimism that Gay Games XI will be held safely despite ongoing concerns about the effects of the pandemic and other issues.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

For the first time in nearly four decades operators of traditional gay bathhouses can once again seek permits to open in San Francisco.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2021

A gay Black San Francisco firefighter is suing the city, alleging discrimination against him on account of his race and sexual orientation.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

The members of a San Francisco supervisors' panel are recommending that their colleagues start the process to landmark a gay-owned bar in the city's South of Market district.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2021

San Francisco will allow some businesses to reopen Thursday, January 28, as it expects to move into the state's purple COVID-19 tier, Mayor London Breed announced at a January 25 virtual news conference.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

A national panel is pledging to work with California officials on addressing the lack of data about how COVID-19 is impacting the LGBTQ community.

By Liz Highleyman | January 25, 2021

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved Cabenuva, the first complete long-acting injectable HIV regimen that does not require daily pills.


By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2021

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order repealing the ban on transgender troops serving in the military.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 25, 2021

A record number of California Democratic lawmakers were dinged on the 2020 legislative scorecard released by a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | January 22, 2021

First lady Jill Biden on Friday visited the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Health HIV/AIDS clinic, marking a distinct change for a new administration within its first 48 hours after inauguration.

By Ed Walsh | January 22, 2021

Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena pleaded guilty Friday (January 22) to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people, including three who identified as transgender, on December 2, 2016.


By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | January 22, 2021

Can we have civil civic discourse in these fractious times? Manny Yekutiel, activist and owner of the eponymous cafe, bookstore, and civic events space in San Francisco's Mission district, passionately believes so.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 21, 2021

California officials are accusing a little known panel of impeding the health of LGBTQ Americans.


By John Ferrannini | January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order to extend anti-discrimination protections in federal agencies to LGBTQ people shortly after his inauguration January 20.

By BAR Editorial Board | January 20, 2021

The Senate this week finally started holding hearings for President Joe Biden's various cabinet nominees and others that need confirmation.


By Cynthia Laird | January 20, 2021

Thomas E. Horn, a former publisher of the Bay Area Reporter and chair of the San Francisco-Paris Sister City Committee, has been awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor by President Emmanuel Macron.

By Derek Washington | January 20, 2021

To say I held my bated breath until it was clear that "Uncle Joe" had won would be the understatement of a century. Or two. Add in "Auntie" Kamala and my gay self has been in an election coma ever since.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2021

Hearings on requests from supervisors to landmark two LGBTQ historic sites in San Francisco are expected to take place in the coming weeks.

By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2021

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni sailed to a sixth consecutive term January 14, following a campaign that ramped up anti-gay rhetoric and was marred by violence against the opposition party.


By BAR staff | January 20, 2021

The obituary for Leonard Maran.

By BAR staff | January 20, 2021

The obituary for Ralph Newton Jennings.


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