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Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

In this new memoir, activist Ron Goldberg candidly and dramatically shares his experiences on the front lines of the ACT UP AIDS protest movements in New York City three and a half decades ago.

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

Former gay porn actor Stephan Ferris's debut memoir that chronicles his life in 77 unflinching and graphically depicted scenes. Ferris (aka Blue Bailey) considers the experiences that shaped his early years as "dangerous and potentially deadly."

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

Taking the antibiotic doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after sex can lower the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, according to a study presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

For the first time, gay and bisexual men who don't inject drugs accounted for less than half of new HIV cases in San Francisco last year.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • FITNESS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' true crime poetry

'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' true crime poetry

Steven Reigns, a Los Angeles-based writer who was the first official Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, blends literary genres to stunning effect in his spare and powerful new work, "A Quilt for David."

SF gay sex club Eros races to reopen in new location

SF gay sex club Eros races to reopen in new location

  • SEX
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

San Francisco's last remaining gay sex club is racing to reopen its doors in time for Pride weekend.

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

  • HEALTH
  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 31, 2022

At the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, parents had to find and identify the bodies of their 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-old children; little kid bodies that had been decimated by an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

  • HEALTH
  • by Mark William Norby
  • May 31, 2022

Joseph Osmundson's new book establishes itself as a unique and singular archive of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, queer theory, sociopolitical criticism, and a record of the viruses that are present in our guts, on our skin, and in our blood.

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 26, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed will include a $3 million increase for HIV services in her two-year budget she is set to release June 1.

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 20, 2022

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.

Getting high and falling out on GHB

Getting high and falling out on GHB

  • HEALTH
  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 11, 2022

The fall is so quick that most people can only remember where they landed: in someone else's bed, on a park bench, or in a hospital room.

Meth without GHB is like 'coffee without cream'

Meth without GHB is like 'coffee without cream'

  • HEALTH
  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 4, 2022

Justin used to sell "Happy Meals" for $135: an ounce of G, an eighth of meth, and two to three Viagra.