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Guest Opinion: The price of banking

Guest Opinion: The price of banking

By Charlie Hunts

What if using a credit card meant being deadnamed every time that you pulled it out. Due to defunct security practices at traditional banks, for most of the trans community that's reality.

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By Eric Jansen | January 28, 2022

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Marilyn Mitchell, a member of the popular early 2000s San Francisco Bay Area all-trans female rock band Lipstick Conspiracy, shared new music and life stories on this week's Out in the Bay — Queer Radio & Podcast.

By Heather Cassell | January 27, 2022

Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua have arrested two people in connection with the killing of a lesbian couple in the city of Juarez.


By John Ferrannini | January 27, 2022

San Francisco police also announced they have identified a sixth victim of one of the city's most infamous serial killers.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 26, 2022

A number of LGBTQ candidates seeking congressional and state legislative seats in California have picked up backing from two high-profile LGBTQ advocacy organizations.


By John Ferrannini | January 26, 2022

Longtime Castro neighborhood denizens and theater fans are very concerned about what they see as another example of LGBTQ spaces being gentrified with the proposed changes at the Castro Theatre.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 26, 2022

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman had avoided contracting the virus. Living with diabetes, he was at heightened risk if he had caught it.


By John Ferrannini | January 26, 2022

As promised, a center to link people in the Tenderloin with needed social services opened in about three weeks after the Board of Supervisors approved Mayor London Breed's emergency declaration.

By BAR Editorial Board | January 26, 2022

President Joe Biden marked his first year in office last week and while he, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the administration have made progress on some LGBTQ-related issues, there is still much to do.


By Cynthia Laird | January 26, 2022

Openhouse, which provides housing and services to LGBTQ seniors, has hired a new director of mission engagement who will oversee the nonprofit's fundraising.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 26, 2022

A friend of mine alerted me to a social media post from a woman named Becca Green, and I wanted to share it here. In it, Green shares a brilliant possibility.


By BAR staff | January 26, 2022

The April 18, 2013 issue of the Bay Area Reporter contained a rare first-person article by freelance reporter Ed Walsh on his experience living with HIV.

By BAR staff | January 26, 2022

This week's letters to the editor praise the new gay SFPD captain.


By Cynthia Laird | January 26, 2022

Bruce Pettit, a City Hall and political reporter with the Bay Area Reporter from 1977 to 1979, died January 20, just 11 days shy of his 77th birthday.

By Cynthia Laird | January 26, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who had joined landmark decisions from the court in support of LGBTQ rights, announced January 26 that he'd retire, opening up a chance for President Joe Biden to make a pick.


By John Ferrannini | January 26, 2022

After Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's letter, four LGBTQ advocacy groups expressed appreciation and reiterated their support for ending the blood ban.

By Heather Cassell | January 26, 2022

A Wider Bridge is celebrating its 10-year anniversary honoring the organization's beginnings and looking toward its future at an upcoming virtual gala.


By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate crimes were up 567% in 2021 — a dramatic spike. LGBTQs were the next most-targeted group, with a 50% rise over 2020 numbers.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Ken Jones, who died last year, was a Black man who was key to the desegregation of LGBTQ activism. His caregiver has raised almost $4,000 out of a $15,000 goal to install a bench dedicated to him at the AIDS grove in Golden Gate Park.


By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2022

Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.

By John Ferrannini | January 25, 2022

Nine state LGBTQ rights organizations announced a new coalition aimed at getting civil rights protections enshrined in federal law in a bipartisan fashion before the midterm elections.


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