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Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

A class action complaint against Grindr for alleged privacy violations may not be able to proceed in traditional court, an attorney for the complainant told the Bay Area Reporter September 17.

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By Liz Highleyman | September 22, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, once known as the Berlin Patient, is in home hospice care due to a recurrence of leukemia, he and his partner, Tim Hoeffgen, have revealed.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2020

Santa Clara County is losing another high profile LGBTQ official, as gay deputy county executive David Campos has been hired by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin to be his office's new chief of staff.


By John Ferrannini | September 22, 2020

LGBTQ veterans' groups are blasting new instructions from the United States Department of Defense regarding military service by transgender people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 21, 2020

The Alameda County Democratic Party is backing a number of out East Bay candidates running in the November 3 election, several of whom would make LGBTQ political history should they win their races.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday, September 18, that Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

StoryCenter will offer online writing workshops beginning next week; LGBT Asylum Project has a virtual town hall with an SF ADA on hate crimes and queer immigrants. The events are free.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 17, 2020

Same-sex couples are increasingly raising children and are out-earning straight couples, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. But poverty remains a key concern for many LGBTQ couples in America.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | September 17, 2020

Andrew Gillum, a Florida Democrat who after a narrow loss in a 2018 gubernatorial run was engulfed in a scandal after being found in a hotel room with drugs and a male sex worker, has come out as bisexual.

By BAR Editorial Board | September 16, 2020

The Bay Area Reporter is making the following recommendations in this year's San Francisco Board of Supervisors races.


By BAR Editorial Board | September 16, 2020

Bevan Dufty is exactly the type of public official BART needs: a "nuts and bolts" director, as he described himself in his Bay Area Reporter candidate questionnaire.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 16, 2020

LGBTQ residents of Santa Clara County in 2003 first came together to form the Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats. The partisan political club ebbed and waned over the years, and largely went silent after the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008.


By Heather Cassell | September 16, 2020

Mexican authorities have made an arrest in the killing of a transgender woman.

By John Ferrannini | September 16, 2020

Housing, one of the most salient issues in California, is a subject of three statewide propositions on the November 3 ballot.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 16, 2020

Candidates hoping to serve on the board of San Francisco Pride made their cases for election during the organization's virtual annual meeting September 12.

By Cynthia Laird | September 16, 2020

Sister Ruth Hall, founder and program director of the Family Link, died September 7 at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco following a recent cancer diagnosis. She was 71.


By BAR staff | September 16, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.

By John Ferrannini | September 16, 2020

Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors in San Francisco have drafted a statement of principles demanding greater inclusion in policy making.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2020

Transgender incarcerated individuals and advocates are urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law legislation that would allow transgender inmates to be housed with others of the same gender.

By Sari Staver | September 15, 2020

A publicly funded social equity kitchen to support people of color who want to enter the infused cannabis market was announced Tuesday by lesbian Amber E. Senter, CEO of the Oakland-based cannabis company, Breeze Distro.


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