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Online Extra: CA bans taxpayer-funded travel to Iowa due to discriminatory transgender law

Online Extra: CA bans taxpayer-funded travel to Iowa due to discriminatory transgender law

California will no longer allow taxpayer funds to be used for state employees to travel to Iowa due to the state's implementation of a discriminatory transgender law.

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By Sari Staver | September 16, 2019

Papi Rico, the Mexican cantina at 544 Castro Street, served its last margarita Sunday night as proprietor Rick Hamer decided to close the 16-month-old bar and restaurant.

By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.


By Lisa Keen | September 16, 2019

No LGBT-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate September 12.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.


By Cynthia Laird | September 11, 2019

Michael William Magidson, the last of the four murderers of trans teen Gwen Araujo who is still in prison, was denied parole this week during a hearing at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, California where he is being held.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

As she drives her beat up jeep with her dog, Bodhi, by her side through the Women's Land all-female community in Willits, California, Sally Gearhart reminisces about working side-by-side with the late gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk.


By BAR Editorial Board | September 11, 2019

The news Tuesday that San Francisco had fewer than 200 new HIV infections in 2018 was greeted with the praise it deserves.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

Maria Cadenas, a lesbian single mother and nonprofit leader, has entered the 2020 race to succeed state Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who is termed out of his 17th Senate District seat along the Central Coast.


By Cynthia Laird | September 11, 2019

Pledging to fight "shoulder to shoulder" with the LGBT community, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis told a group of mostly women that issues such as immigration, climate change, and trade are key to the state's success.

By Cynthia Laird | September 11, 2019

Congresswoman Barbara Lee got a standing ovation at Sunday's East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club's Pride breakfast, as she said she would continue to fight for equality for all.


By Nancy Tung | September 11, 2019

We see around us every day that what's happening on our streets isn't working.

By Suzy Loftus | September 11, 2019

We San Franciscans are blessed to live in a city that celebrates our rich diversity, where we find sanctuary with one another.


By Sari Staver | September 11, 2019

San Francisco's programs dealing with the city's epidemic of methamphetamine use are "just not working" effectively, a local nonprofit executive told a packed audience attending a town hall meeting on meth use in the queer community.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

For years now Tom Anderson and his husband, Aaron Lake, have been caring for Anderson's gay great uncle in Germany. The two became close when Anderson studied in Munich a decade ago, and the couple regularly travels overseas to visit him.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

LGBT employee resource groups have come a long way since their early days — it is believed that the first such ERG was formed in 1978 by workers at Hewlett Packard.

By BAR staff | September 11, 2019

The sun came out and so did the people for Oakland's annual Pride celebration.


By Scott Wiener | September 11, 2019

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener makes the case for Kamala Harris for president.

By BAR staff | September 11, 2019

Oakland holds its first Trans March ahead of last Sunday's Pride festivities.


By Heather Cassell | September 11, 2019

Thousands of pride marchers flowed through the streets of Sarajevo in the country's first successful Bosnia and Herzegovina Pride march and festival last Sunday.

By Roger Brigham | September 11, 2019

Leaders of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, have long gotten soccer fans accustomed to their habit of repeatedly taking one step forward for progress, then one step off a 35-foot cliff.


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