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Editorial: Here we go again

Editorial: Here we go again

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 6, 2022

When the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, the federal response was lackluster to say the least.

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

San Francisco's two-year fiscal budget set to be approved by the Board of Supervisors this month includes more than $17 million for various LGBTQ needs.

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

An 11th-hour emergency funding request from a key behavioral health services and HIV/AIDS provider in San Francisco last month left some members of the Board of Supervisors livid, but officials are largely quiet on what actions they plan to take next.

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

A decision by San Francisco Pride to have a third party operate the organization's alcohol and beer booths during last month's Pride festival has had a serious impact on the budgets of several LGBTQ community and sports organizations.

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 6, 2022

Among the $19.8 million in state budget funds that gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) obtained for San Francisco needs, $5.5 million will help establish the first full-scale LGBTQ history museum in the city.

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

  • NEWS
  • by Bill Hirsh
  • Jul 6, 2022

Last month I was able to get to Golden Gate Park for the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ever in San Francisco.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

This week's letters to the editor look at the term "pansy" and bemoan that San Francisco is only for the rich.

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

The obituary for Johnny Hedges, who consulted with consulted with Marty Blecman for Fantasy Records on the production and re-mix for gender-bending pioneer and disco icon Sylvester and was known as a top DJ.

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

The obituary for Michael Nelson Finn, who was a fixture in the local performing arts scene.

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

COVID-19 cases are rising in San Francisco and nationwide as more transmissible coronavirus variants make up a growing share of new infections.

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

Governor Gavin Newsom has repealed California's "walking while trans" loitering law, ending nine months of speculation on whether he would do so.

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

AIDS advocates and service providers are lambasting California lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom for failing to fully address the state's dual epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and drug overdoses n the 2022-2023 budget.

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

San Francisco LGBTQ activists and the Norwegian consul general to the city this week held a small vigil for the victims of the recent shooting outside a gay club in Oslo.

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 1, 2022

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is starting to offer monkeypox vaccines to more at-risk gay and bisexual men and transgender people in an effort to stem the growing outbreak.