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Transmissions: Bravery

Transmissions: Bravery

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

There often comes a time when a nonbinary or transgender person comes out that a friend of theirs will cast them as being inherently brave or courageous doing so.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

A trio of out applicants is seeking appointment to San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission.

By Cynthia Laird | February 26, 2021

As Black History Month draws to a close, Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Friday introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

Come its March 3 meeting San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission will no longer have anyone from the city's LGBTQ community serving on it.

By Advertising Department | February 26, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.


By Eric Jansen | February 26, 2021

In his debut novel, Robert Jones Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine's testimony before a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday marked the historic first time an openly transgender person had taken part in a confirmation hearing for a presidential appointment.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

In the antechamber to his mayoral suite on the 11th floor of City Hall, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has hung black-and-white portraits of three decea


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

The San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station, which also covers much of the Castro and Noe Valley, has a new head in Captain Rachel Moran.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

Amid threats of a lawsuit and to recall three of its members, San Francisco's school board is postponing its plan to rename 44 school sites whose namesakes have been accused of taking racist actions against various peoples of color.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

Due to the cremains of lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin being interred where they lived in Noe Valley, historians are calling on City Hall to landmark the entire property.

By BAR Editorial Board | February 24, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout remains uneven in California, it's a relief that most people over the age of 65 can now make an appointment — that is if sites have the vaccine and are open.


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

Now that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney's Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund, his legislative aide is hopeful that beleaguered venues can start getting help next month.

By Cynthia Laird | February 24, 2021

At least two LGBTQ organizations are in line to receive a portion of $17.3 million in grants to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.


By David Broockman | February 24, 2021

Last month, I asked my representative on the Board of Supervisors, Dean Preston, to make it easier to build new housing in our city.

By Heather Cassell | February 24, 2021

Jamaica is known as the "most homophobic place on earth," but that might soon begin to change, much to the excitement of LGBTQ advocates and queer Jamaicans who hope the Caribbean country will truly become "one love."


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

The nonprofit that oversees the Folsom Street Fair will soon open a sex-positive space in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.

By BAR staff | February 24, 2021

This week's letters to the editor.


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

A $1 million commitment from the Saint Francis Foundation is helping to support the Gender Institute for San Francisco's trans and gender-nonconforming populations at the hospital it serves.

By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

A small number of trans and gender-nonconforming tenants in San Francisco should soon be able to get rental subsidies under a new program announced this week.


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