San Francisco LGBTQ youth agency LYRIC hires new ED

San Francisco LGBTQ youth agency LYRIC hires new ED

San Francisco's main LGBTQ youth agency has hired a new executive director to lead it as it prepares to undertake a major renovation of its building in the LGBTQ Castro district in early 2022.

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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.

By BAR staff | October 13, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter's "No obits" cover from August 13, 1998 is probably our most famous.

By BAR staff | October 13, 2021

A reader weighs in on last week's letter about Harvey Milk Plaza.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 13, 2021

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

By Cynthia Laird | October 13, 2021

San Francisco's late lesbian pioneers and marriage equality advocates Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin are among the newest inductees into the California Hall of Fame.

By Roger Brigham | October 12, 2021

The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.

By John Ferrannini | October 12, 2021

Michael O'Loughlin, a correspondent for America Media, is continuing his reporting on the intersection between the LGBTQ community, the Roman Catholic Church, and the AIDS epidemic in his book "Hidden Mercy," coming out in November.

By John Ferrannini | October 11, 2021

While the South of Market leather cultural district was established in 2018, there had not been an executive director per se until now because Robert Goldfarb had been doing much of that work on a volunteer basis as president of the district's board.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 11, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will bring benefits to transgender public college students in California, while a second piece of legislation that would benefit sex workers has been delayed until January.

By John Ferrannini | October 11, 2021

While advocates claimed Senate Bill 110 was a long overdue solution to stem the tide of overdose deaths, Governor Gavin Newsom called it "premature" in a veto message late Friday.

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