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Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

By BAR Editorial Board

Two new reports by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism show that the giant tech and social media companies are failing to block conversion therapy disinformation.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 21, 2022

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department has assigned its first out gay captain to oversee its Community Engagement Division.


By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.


By Heather Cassell | January 20, 2022

Accessing hormone therapy to affirm gender identity as a transgender teen could mean better mental health in the long run than for those who wait until adulthood or never receive treatment, according to a new Stanford University study.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 19, 2022

Captain Christopher Del Gandio has made history as the first out gay man to make that rank with the San Francisco Police Department. He is also currently the highest-ranking out LGBTQ police officer in the department.


By Cynthia Laird | January 19, 2022

The California State Historical Resources Commission will hold a virtual meeting Friday, January 21, at 9 a.m. to consider several nominations for federal historical designation and one for state designation.

By Adriana Roberts | January 19, 2022

As a 30-year resident of San Francisco — who is also a transgender woman — I was elated when I first saw, in 2017, that the city had designated an official and legally-recognized Transgender District, centered at Turk and Taylor streets.


By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

This week's letters to the editor opines about state Senator Scott Wiener's now-delayed intersex bill and his opposition in 2011 to SF's attempt to ban circumcision.

By Cynthia Laird | January 19, 2022

Longtime gay rights activist and retired San Francisco State University professor Stuart Loomis died January 17 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he had lived for many years.


By John Ferrannini | January 19, 2022

Brian Custer, Ph.D., of Vitalant said he hopes the study's results will guide the federal agency to consider changing questions about men who have sex with men specifically to questions about sexual health and safety across orientations.

By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

In October 2012, the Bay Area Reporter had a rare opportunity to sit down with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.


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