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SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that would preserve the interior of the Castro Theatre with the "presence of seating" after a marathon meeting Wednesday.

SFGH's Ward 86 celebrates 40 years

SFGH's Ward 86 celebrates 40 years

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 1, 2023

Ward 86, the first dedicated HIV clinic in the United States, recently marked its 40th anniversary with a celebration at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A gay man is eyeing renaming an SF park after the late mayor George Christopher due to his support of police raids on gay bars in the city during his administration in the late 1950s.

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 1, 2023

The news that the federal Food and Drug Administration would ease guidelines on blood donations by gay and bisexual men at first blush seems like a positive development — and in a small way it is.

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 1, 2023

Project Open Hand has announced that it will receive over $1.4 million in federal funding to support its efforts to provide life-saving, nutrition intervention services to its clients.

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

  • NEWS
  • by Marijke Rowland
  • Feb 1, 2023

The creator of a new public art installation showcasing everyday LGBTQ people in Redwood City hopes it will help counter harmful political rhetoric about the community.

Obituaries: Rick Emmons

Obituaries: Rick Emmons

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 1, 2023

The obituary for Rick Emmons, a former San Francisco resident who was an architect and loved country western dancing.

Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 1, 2023

LGBTQ organizations took part in an observance for International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pink Triangle Park in the Castro Friday, January 27.

Guest Opinion: SF drag artists should apply for inaugural laureate position

Guest Opinion: SF drag artists should apply for inaugural laureate position

  • NEWS
  • by Sister Roma
  • Feb 1, 2023

The art of drag has never been more celebrated and simultaneously more under attack than it is today.

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

OutRight Action International is launching a new humanitarian and global development initiative.

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A transgender veteran has fallen short in her bid for a city council seat in the seaside town of Seal Beach, California.

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

Gay former mayor pleads no contest in child sex abuse case

  • CRIME
  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 31, 2023

A gay former Sebastopol mayor and cannabis entrepreneur was convicted of six felony crimes involving the sexual abuse of a child.

Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

Utah trucker arrested in Concord trans cold case murder

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

A Utah man was arrested January 27 in the 29-year-old cold case murder of a trans woman in Concord.

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

Biden administration aims to improve LGBTQ data

The Biden administration is moving forward on a plan aimed at improving the federal government's knowledge about the needs of LGBTQ Americans.