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Guest Opinion: My coming out day

Guest Opinion: My coming out day

By Stephanie Battaglino

So there I was. Standing all by myself in the middle of this fairly large and open lobby in a building that had about a thousand people in it — and no one was around.

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By Cynthia Laird | May 15, 2021

Felicia "Flames" Elizondo, a transgender woman and longtime AIDS survivor, died Saturday, May 15. She was 74.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 14, 2021

San Francisco and Cork, Ireland officials will raise twinned versions of the Progress pride flag at their city halls this Sunday, May 16, in observance of an international day that raises awareness about LGBTQ issues.


By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | May 14, 2021

This week's Out in the Bay talks to a trans girl and her dad about swimwear they make to support trans girls; the second part of the program features gay author david Perry reading from his recent novel, "Upon This Rock."

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 13, 2021

San Francisco planning staff has deemed the South of Market Eagle bar worthy of being designated the first city landmark related to the leather and LGBTQ communities.


By Liz Highleyman | May 13, 2021

Youth ages 12 to 15 are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 12.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 12, 2021

Former San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Joe Hollendoner dropped a bomb on the eve of his departure. He had barely confirmed to us that the agency had issued 17 layoff notices among its 200-plus staff then poof — he was gone!


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 12, 2021

A new queer and female co-owned coworking space has opened its doors in downtown San Francisco just as the city begins to reopen due to declining rates of COVID cases and deaths.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 12, 2021

The reconstituted LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission is beginning to take shape, with the oversight body set to recommend applicants for all but one of the 25 committee members at its May 13 meeting.


By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

The only out member of the San Francisco Police Commission has stepped down as her term has ended.

By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

A homeless shelter for LGBTQ adults in San Francisco shuttered last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the city turns the tide on the health crisis, it's unclear when it will reopen.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 12, 2021

When Bay Area-based The Onyx decided to record their latest album, its five members turned to Women's Audio Mission in San Francisco.

By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

A new California law that allows incarcerated transgender people to ask for a transfer to a state prison or detention center that matches with their gender identity went into effect in January, but so far few people have been approved for it.


By Cynthia Laird | May 12, 2021

Preparations are underway for this year's 26th pink triangle installation, which will see it lighted at nighttime atop Twin Peaks for Pride Month in June.

By Heather Cassell | May 12, 2021

LGBTQ Ugandan activists are mobilizing against the Sexual Offenses Bill 2019 before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law.


By BAR staff | May 12, 2021

This week's installment of our 50 years in 50 weeks feature recognizes the late state Senator Milton Marks, whom the B.A.R. long supported.

By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

Larkin Street Youth Services, which receives millions of dollars in public funding, is the defendant in three recent civil complaints — including in a lawsuit that alleges an employee coerced three women who worked there into having sex.


By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch will be facing a recall election later this year, the registrar of voters confirmed May 11.

By John Ferrannini | May 11, 2021

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees voted unanimously May 10 to approve an agreement to impose salary cuts in order to avert massive layoffs and the resulting class cuts at the educational institution.


By John Ferrannini | May 10, 2021

The Biden administration on Monday reversed a Trump-era decision to allow health care providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 10, 2021

Not only are more Bay Area cities than ever expected to raise the Pride flag this June, a number are eschewing the traditional version of the LGBTQ symbol for flags with more inclusive designs.


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