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LGBTQ Agenda: House GOP proposes no funding for HIV program once touted by Trump

LGBTQ Agenda: House GOP proposes no funding for HIV program once touted by Trump

  • NATIONAL
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 16, 2024

Steep cuts proposed by House Republicans to federal HIV/AIDS dollars are in addition to reductions that will already happen this year — including a proposal to gut an HIV prevention program former President Donald Trump had once supported.

Newsom bans outing of LGBTQ CA students

Newsom bans outing of LGBTQ CA students

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 15, 2024

LGBTQ students who come out to their public school teachers or administrators will soon be able to do so without fear of their sexual orientation or gender identity being disclosed to their parents or guardians, except in very limited circumstances.

Trump picks anti-LGBTQ JD Vance as running mate

Trump picks anti-LGBTQ JD Vance as running mate

  • NATIONAL
  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump announced anti-LGBTQ U.S. Senator JD Vance (R-Ohio) as his 2024 running mate in a Truth Social post on Monday.

Fauci talks about AIDS and COVID during SF visit

Fauci talks about AIDS and COVID during SF visit

  • NEWS
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 15, 2024

With his new memoir a national bestseller, Dr. Anthony Fauci was in San Francisco recently to talk about his accomplishments and regrets over half a century as a leading national health official.

Political Notes: Following assassination attempt, Trump heads to Republican convention

Political Notes: Following assassination attempt, Trump heads to Republican convention

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 14, 2024

The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump has upended the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday in Milwaukee.

Olympics have long included gender-diverse athletes

Olympics have long included gender-diverse athletes

  • NEWS
  • by Lu Calzada
  • Jul 10, 2024

Although trans and gender-diverse folks' participation in college and professional sports has been a common political talking point recently, it's not necessarily a new controversy.

SF supervisors accept grant funds for LGBTQ museum

SF supervisors accept grant funds for LGBTQ museum

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 10, 2024

Now that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has accepted a $5.5 million grant from the state for an LGBTQ history museum, it needs to find a site.

US scientific workforce survey to collect LGBTQ data

US scientific workforce survey to collect LGBTQ data

  • NATIONAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 10, 2024

A federal survey is set to start tracking the number of LGBTQ people receiving research doctorates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, collectively referred to as STEM.

Editorial: Project 2025 should scare everyone

Editorial: Project 2025 should scare everyone

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 10, 2024

It's been good to finally see mainstream news reports over the last week about Project 2025.

Business Briefing: Biden administration promotes programs for LGBTQ small biz owners

Business Briefing: Biden administration promotes programs for LGBTQ small biz owners

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 10, 2024

Throughout Pride Month, Small Business Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman visited LGBTQ-owned businesses to promote the various programs her federal agency has to support proprietors of small-sized companies.

CA budget expands AIDS drug program

CA budget expands AIDS drug program

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 10, 2024

When Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget June 29, he expanded California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program and associated programs in a big win for the state's End the Epidemics Coalition and people living with HIV/AIDS.

News Briefs: Marriage initiative is Prop 3 on Nov ballot

News Briefs: Marriage initiative is Prop 3 on Nov ballot

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 10, 2024

The Freedom to Marry initiative on California's November 5 ballot has a number.

Political Notebook: CA budget funds LGBTQ college support, archives, and trans immigrant programs

Political Notebook: CA budget funds LGBTQ college support, archives, and trans immigrant programs

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 10, 2024

Amid a dreary fiscal year in California, LGBTQ archival groups and Bay Area service providers who work with transgender immigrants saw state legislators include funding to address their fiscal needs in the budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Guest Opinion: ALRP knows having a lawyer makes a difference

Guest Opinion: ALRP knows having a lawyer makes a difference

  • NEWS
  • by Matt Foreman
  • Jul 10, 2024

I've just wrapped up my first six months as executive director at the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which has been providing free legal service to people living with HIV/AIDS for over four decades.