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Black trans woman killed in Oakland

Black trans woman killed in Oakland

Nikai David, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman from Hayward, became the 159th reported homicide this year in Oakland over the weekend, and the 50th trans person reported killed in the U.S. this year according to HRC.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 7, 2021

J-Church trains will return to downtown subway service next winter after the San Francisco MTA board rejected the staff's preferred recommendation that the line continue to end at the Church Street and Duboce Avenue intersection.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 7, 2021

A year after winning a seat on the South San Francisco City Council, James Coleman is now setting his electoral sights on serving in the state Legislature.


By John Ferrannini | December 7, 2021

A 39-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot early December 6 near Mission Dolores Park, according to gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.

By John Ferrannini | December 7, 2021

For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.


By John Ferrannini | December 6, 2021

Two trans women applied to be appointed to the San Francisco Police Commission, but the supervisors' rules committee has its eye on two other candidates to fill the seat vacated by lesbian longtime commissioner Petra DeJesus.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 6, 2021

A number of his out colleagues he has served with in the California Legislature are backing Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) as he seeks a rare open Bay Area U.S. House seat in 2022.


By Eric Jansen | December 3, 2021

As we enter our 22nd month under COVID-19's cloud — with a new variant upon us — it's clear we'll have another holiday season unlike those of yesteryear.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 2, 2021

The San Francisco Planning Commission has unanimously approved the redevelopment project proposed for the Church Street site of the former Sparky's Diner.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 2, 2021

After four years of overseeing the country's first municipal office dedicated to transgender issues, Clair Farley is departing to pursue other opportunities outside of the city.

By John Ferrannini | December 2, 2021

Gavin McEachern, the new acting captain of Mission Station, spoke to the Castro Merchants Association meeting December 2 as fear of crime has become more palpable in the city.


By John Ferrannini | December 2, 2021

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club opted to keep a temporary memorial to the slain supervisor and mayor up after it was vandalized. "We wanted to not hide the disrespect and disregard," the club's co-president said.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | December 2, 2021

Names were written in chalk onto Castro Street sidewalks as part of Inscribe on World AIDS Day to colorfully remember those lost to the disease, now in its 40th year, and the COVID-19 pandemic that began over a year ago.


By Lisa Keen | December 2, 2021

The primary issue before the U.S. Supreme Court December 1 was abortion, but a swirl of other critical questions drew the justices' attention.

By Liz Highleyman | December 1, 2021

The first case in the United States of the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has been detected in San Francisco, local and national health officials announced December 1.


By John Ferrannini | December 1, 2021

Lesbian San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson said, "I've been very clear about being queer, being out, and what is acceptable behavior" when asked about three pending lawsuits against the department alleging anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | December 1, 2021

After canceling the public Hanukkah celebration in the Castro last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, about 100 people turned out November 30 for the return of the large menorah in Jane Warner Plaza.


By Liz Highleyman | December 1, 2021

Despite overall progress in reducing HIV among men who have sex with men, Black and Latino gay and bisexual men are not seeing the same improvements as white men.

By John Ferrannini | December 1, 2021

An Oakland gay couple is imploring anyone who may have knowledge to come forward after an unknown assailant shot one of them inside their home October 30 while he was holding their 5-week-old child.


By Heather Cassell | December 1, 2021

Global Black Pride will host its first in-person event in Toronto, July 28-31.

By John Ferrannini | December 1, 2021

An independent contractor investigated the state Office of AIDS in the wake of a fraud scandal. A 2019 report obtained by the B.A.R. found a lack of "direction, leadership, oversight and mentorship."


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