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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 4, 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."

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.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

GHB: The 'elixir' that no one is talking about (but everyone is drinking)

GHB: The 'elixir' that no one is talking about (but everyone is drinking)

  • HEALTH
  • by by Adam Echelman
  • Apr 27, 2022

Franz Lao had a few quiet hours at work so he left the office to take some meth and drink some G.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came-of-age with tenofovir pills are explored in 'PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute,' now in a world premiere at NCTC.

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

  • SEX
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 19, 2022

Musician-playwright Rachel Lark's stage musical, 'Coming Soon,' opens at Z Space this week, with sex on its mind, but it's more serious and less schticky than her previous tunes performed at Bawdy Storytelling.

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • HEALTH
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.