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District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

The four candidates vying for the District 6 supervisorial seat, which is up for grabs in this November's election, faced off in a polite first major debate of the campaign.

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author Elana Dykewomon died in her Oakland home August 7, just hours before a staged reading of her first play over Zoom. She was 72.

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died August 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas. She was 82.

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified the city's public health emergency declaration for the monkeypox outbreak at a special meeting August 8.

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

The International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Montreal, where the monkeypox outbreak was also discussed.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Azerbaijan are angered that the Baku Court of Grave Crimes gave the lightest sentence possible to the man convicted of the murder of a prominent Azerbaijani gay activist and journalist.

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

At Thursday's meeting of the Castro Merchants Association, members had the chance to speak with District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who laid out ideas to help the neighborhood's business owners tackle the ongoing issues of petty theft and vandalism.

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

The U.S. declared a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak and federal officials are considering a new way to get more doses out of a vial of Jynneos, the vaccine currently used.

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2022

A Russian court on Thursday found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of charges that she smuggled drugs into the country.

Wiener to chair new Senate committee on monkeypox

Wiener to chair new Senate committee on monkeypox

  • HEALTH
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 3, 2022

With monkeypox cases rising in California, state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has been tapped to chair a new senate committee on the virus.

SF ushers in trans history month

SF ushers in trans history month

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 3, 2022

Mayor London Breed, center, on August 1 joined elected and city officials and community members to raise the transgender flag at City Hall in honor of San Francisco's Transgender History Month.

Hangin' on at Up Your Alley

Hangin' on at Up Your Alley

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 3, 2022

The Up Your Alley fetish and kink street fair returned in all its glory July 31 in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.

Gay SF men share monkeypox stories

Gay SF men share monkeypox stories

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 3, 2022

With 386 confirmed cases of monkeypox in San Francisco as of August 2, it's getting to the point where probably just about everyone in the city's LGBTQ community knows someone who has had or has the virus.

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

  • NEWS
  • by Kevin Stone
  • Aug 3, 2022

An internet friend, a Berlin artist, sent me a WhatsApp message in May: "Excited we'll finally meet. But a little worried for you — you've heard about this, right? Happening all over the venues I think you'll be interested in."