‘Gay Bears!’: Online archive chronicles UC Berkeley LGBTQ+ history

Infographic depicting archive records of campus's LGBTQ+ history
Christina Owen /Staff

Former campus archivist William Benemann was going through the Social Protest Collection in the Bancroft Library when he came across a mimeographed form from 1970 written by campus’s Gay Students Union. The form asked former California governor Ronald Reagan to attend the first openly-gay dance on campus after he told a KQED reporter that he hadn’t been invited.
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Berkeley commission declines Campanile Way landmark application

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission voted down an application to designate Campanile Way — and potentially, the view from the Campanile — as a city landmark Thursday at a public hearing. The application would have made the roadway from the base of the Campanile all the way to the Valley
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City looks at past, future of Telegraph Avenue

For many Berkeley residents, the Downtown area serves as a transportation gateway to the rest of the Bay Area. But while Berkeley residents have been using Downtown as a portal out, others in the Bay Area have been coming in, settling down and calling it their new home — leaving
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