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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.

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

State employees in California will soon be banned from using taxpayer funds to travel to nearly half of the country due to the enactment of anti-LGBTQ legislation in other states.

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

The new podcast series "Love in Gravity" aimed at addressing HIV stigma within the Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities starts off with a bang.

Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

After moving into second place last week in his primary bid for California's insurance czar, Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) once again finds himself in third place as more ballots have been counted.

Abortion ruling protested at SF Pride parade

Abortion ruling protested at SF Pride parade

  • NEWS
  • by Ricardo De Melo Matos
  • Jun 29, 2022

Attendees and contingents at the June 26 San Francisco Pride parade had the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing the right to an abortion on their minds as the in-person festivities returned for the first time since 2019.

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 29, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy has launched a campaign to draw attention to proposed changes at the much loved institution — including a plan to remove the seats on the main level.

Boudin urges successor to keep progressive policies

Boudin urges successor to keep progressive policies

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 29, 2022

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was recalled from office in the June 7 primary, hopes his successor will retain the progressive policies he implemented during his two and a half years in office.

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 29, 2022

California officials spent last Friday telling the public and reporters that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion.

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

Nearly two decades after the Kinsey Sicks debuted their Christmas show "Oy Vey in a Manger" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, the dragapella group is bringing it back to the LGBTQ nonprofit arts organization for a yuletide residency this year.

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

Transmissions: Standing up in a post-Roe world

I am sure you don't need me to tell you this: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established constitutional protections for abortion, as part of a 6-3 decision to uphold an abortion ban in Mississippi.

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 29, 2022

Same-sex couples took advantage of additional wedding slots at San Francisco city Hall at the start of Pride weekend.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

LGBTQ Agenda: CA anti-gay hate crimes see dramatic increase, AG's report says

  • CRIME
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 28, 2022

Hate crimes in California are at their highest level in more than 20 years, including bias attacks against the LGBTQ community, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said during a news conference June 28.

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

Pride flag burned at Pacifica school being investigated as a hate crime

The burning of an LGBTQ Pride flag at an elementary school in Pacifica earlier this month is bringing community members together Tuesday — June 28 — for a unity event.

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

SF supervisors' panel forwards police panel pick with no recommendation

Longtime lesbian artist Debra Walker's nomination to the San Francisco Police Commission moved forward June 26, with the Board of Supervisors rules committee sending it to the full board but without a recommendation.