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Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

This week's Out in the Bay queer radio + podcast looks at a queer sketch variety show.

SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 20, 2022

Three months after San Francisco declared a state of emergency for the monkeypox outbreak, the first government in the country to do so, it's now winding down.

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are being eyed for relocation.

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

Of the seven candidates vying for five seats on the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District advisory board October 15, only four secured enough votes to win.

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland voters face a critical decision electing a new mayor.

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland is assured of having out representation on the City Council even if, as looks likely, lesbian at-large member Rebecca Kaplan is successful in her bid for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Political Notebook: Santa Claran Becker aims to be Bay Area's first big city gay mayor

Political Notebook: Santa Claran Becker aims to be Bay Area's first big city gay mayor

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

In such a liberal region as that of the Bay Area, it seems improbable that there has never been an LGBTQ person elected to a full-term as mayor of a large city.

SF project adds Milk nod to Castro arterial

SF project adds Milk nod to Castro arterial

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

The colorful orange railings appear to be made out of scrap metal from the Golden Gate Bridge. Cut into them in all capital letters are the lines, "Hope for a better world," and "Hope for a better tomorrow."

News Briefs: 'Trans Aware' exhibit call for submissions

News Briefs: 'Trans Aware' exhibit call for submissions

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 19, 2022

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and co-curators Joseph Abbati and KT Siebert have announced a call for submissions for an art exhibit in Wiener's San Francisco district office, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14800.

Transmissions: The litter box legend

Transmissions: The litter box legend

October is no stranger to urban legends, dating back at least to Washington Irving's 1819 Halloween favorite, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Palm Springs readies for Halloween, Pride

Palm Springs readies for Halloween, Pride

  • NEWS
  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 19, 2022

Tourism in Palm Springs has rebounded with a vengeance, surpassing pre-pandemic records in both hotel occupancy and arrivals to Palm Springs International Airport.

Bears and barbells at Bearrison

Bears and barbells at Bearrison

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 19, 2022

People had fun at the Barbells, Bears, and Butts Deadlift competition that was part of the second annual Bearrison Street Fair produced by the Bears of San Francisco and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 19, 2022

This week a reader sounds off on the recent Lesbians Who Tech conference held in the Castro.

Obituaries: Peter J. Gudd

Obituaries: Peter J. Gudd

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 19, 2022

The obituary for Peter J. Gudd, who loved the art and architecture of San Francisco.