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LGBTQ History Month: SF house includes Joplin, Log Cabin Republicans in its history

LGBTQ History Month: SF house includes Joplin, Log Cabin Republicans in its history

The day Peggy Caserta took acid for the first time changed her life — and that of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood — forever.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2020

A day after San Francisco officials moved forward with the process to landmark the home of an iconic lesbian couple, a historic Japantown site with ties to LGBTQ history took a step closer to becoming a city landmark.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2020

Two gay men who grew up in the South Bay are aiming to make LGBTQ political history in their respective cities come the November 3 election. Either would be the first out male city council person in their hometowns.


By BAR Editorial Board | October 21, 2020

This week California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had created a scientific safety review workgroup to advise the state on COVID-19 vaccines.

By Jerald Crook | October 21, 2020

I first encountered the Invisible Histories Project through its director of research and development Maigen Sullivan.


By Ed Walsh | October 21, 2020

California state Senator Scott Wiener hosted an hourlong virtual town hall meeting October 20, focused on problems related to mental health and substance use, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Sari Staver | October 21, 2020

San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Action has launched its annual awareness campaign and has a new interim ED.


By Brian Bromberger | October 21, 2020

With its predominantly conservative politics, the South has never been a leader or promoter of LGBTQ rights. So it would come as no surprise that being a queer teacher in this often-homophobic region would be a challenge.

By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

The Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley — the oldest LGBTQ community center in the Bay Area and in California, and the third oldest in the United States — is looking for a new executive director after experiencing turnover in that position.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 21, 2020

On October 5, Monica Roberts died at home in Houston.

By Heather Cassell | October 21, 2020

New Zealand's new parliament made history in a number of ways October 17 — it is majority woman-led and the most diverse in the country's history.


By BAR staff | October 21, 2020

The obituary for Brian T. Russo.

By BAR staff | October 21, 2020

A few folks braved the heat and sun and came to Mission Dolores Park October 17 for a We Are Family Here dance party to counter the planned (then moved) meeting of the white supremacist Proud Boys and to register and encourage everyone to vote.


By Cynthia Laird | October 21, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial Grove, which took over stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt last year, is set to launch a 50-state virtual exhibition of it in conjunction with World AIDS Day December 1.

By | October 21, 2020

The obituary for Santos Rangel.


By John Ferrannini | October 21, 2020

Tom Taylor, who was the keeper of the key to the rainbow flagpole at Castro and Market streets, and, with his husband, was known for elaborate Christmas light displays at their San Francisco home, has died.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

San Francisco officials are moving forward to landmark the home where the late lesbian pioneering couple Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin lived throughout most of their 54 years together.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco supervisor is seeking to have the city sign on to the campaign asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue stamps honoring three deceased drag icons who have become heroic figures within the LGBTQ community.

By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

Seeking to improve pedestrian access, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority passed a plan to improve traffic safety in the Castro/Upper Market neighborhood at its meeting October 20.


By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2020

A San Francisco-based tech incubation project is now accepting applications for its Accelerator 2 project, which has a special emphasis on LGBTQs and other minority groups.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2020

The West Hollywood City Council has instructed staff for the Southern California LGBTQ enclave to present it with a plan for creating the first drag laureate position in the country. The person could be named as soon as early next year.


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