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Ex-Bay Area politico wins OR primary for Congress

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday May 16, 2018
A lesbian former Bay Area councilwoman will take on a longtime Republican incumbent in a rural Oregon congressional district this November having won her Democratic primary race Tuesday.

Former SF police commissioner Julius Turman dies

By Alex Madison | Wednesday May 16, 2018
Friends and colleagues remember Julius Turman, the gay former San Francisco police commissioner who was found dead in his home last weekend.

Lesbian senator barnstorms in Bay Area

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday May 16, 2018
With conservative donors bankrolling a multimillion-dollar effort to defeat her come November, lesbian U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) barnstormed through the Bay Area last weekend to bolster her own campaign coffers.

News Briefs: Our Lady J to be SF Pride celebrity grand marshal

By Cynthia Laird | Wednesday May 16, 2018
Transgender television writer and producer Our Lady J has been announced as a celebrity grand marshal for the San Francisco Pride parade.

Queer Ancestors Project to unveil anthology

By Alex Madison | Wednesday May 16, 2018
No matter how far the LGBT community has come in terms of equality and acceptance, safe spaces and understanding the struggles of LGBT ancestors will always be incredibly important to the continued progress of the community, said Celeste Chan.

Castro groups relinquish $100K city grant for Pink Triangle Park

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday May 16, 2018
A San Francisco monument to LGBTs killed by the Nazis in World War II will no longer see an infusion of cash to repair its damaged elements now that two neighborhood groups have relinquished the city grant awarded to the project.

LGBT Pride in Cuba

By BAR staff | Wednesday May 16, 2018
Cuba celebrates International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Protesters try to disrupt Milk plaza meeting

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday May 16, 2018
A small but vocal group of protesters attempted to disrupt a community meeting Tuesday night as the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza unveiled semi-final architectural designs for the new Harvey Milk Plaza and transit station at Castro and Market streets.

Political Notebook: Next SF mayor could name an LGBT adviser

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday May 16, 2018
Nearly two years ago the late San Francisco mayor Ed Lee created the nation's first mayoral adviser on transgender initiatives when he hired longtime transgender advocate Theresa Sparks for the City Hall role.

Man pleads not guilty in Sonoma threat, flag case

By Charlie Wagner | Wednesday May 16, 2018
A man whom Sonoma County sheriff's deputies said threatened to bomb gays and allegedly stole rainbow flags from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance this week.

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