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Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

  • LEGAL
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Justice Therese Stewart to be the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

MPX vaccines available at SOMA 2nd Saturday event

MPX vaccines available at SOMA 2nd Saturday event

There will be a chance for people to get MPX vaccines at the SOMA Second Saturdays event October 8.

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

Garza, trans Latina HIV advocate and drag house founder, dies

Garza, a transgender Latina woman who was a recruiter for HIV studies and was the founder of the House of Garza, died September 27 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco with her mother, Dona Antonia Suárez, and closest friends at her side.

Castro merchants group declines to endorse Another Planet's theater plans

Castro merchants group declines to endorse Another Planet's theater plans

The controversy over the new management of the Castro Theatre continues, with the neighborhood's business organization declining to sign a letter in support of Another Planet Entertainment's planned renovations of the movie house.

Out in the Bay: 'PRESS PLAY' breaks mental health stigma with stories

Out in the Bay: 'PRESS PLAY' breaks mental health stigma with stories

"My primary motivation is to remind people suffering from mental health struggles that they're not alone," said Edward Gunawan on this week's Out in the Bay Queer Radio + Podcast.

Alameda to hold Pride weekend

Alameda to hold Pride weekend

Alameda, an island city in the East Bay, will celebrate its inaugural Pride festivities this weekend with an all-ages prom, park party, a block party, and more.

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Several faith-based and human rights organizations have issued a call to action on behalf of Salesh "Sal" Prasad, an LGBTQ community member who's in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces deportation to Fiji.

News Briefs: Transgender Law Center to mark 20th year with virtual party

News Briefs: Transgender Law Center to mark 20th year with virtual party

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 5, 2022

The Transgender Law Center will mark its 20th anniversary with a virtual party Thursday, October 13, starting at 5 p.m.

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 5, 2022

With 14 propositions on the San Francisco ballot, it's a long one this year.

SF MPX cases declining

SF MPX cases declining

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 5, 2022

Both locally and nationally, health care and medical officials are allowing themselves to feel something they haven't enjoyed in a while: cautious optimism.

Political Notebook: Despite vetoing 2 LGBTQ bills, Newsom garners praise

Political Notebook: Despite vetoing 2 LGBTQ bills, Newsom garners praise

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 5, 2022

Despite vetoing two LGBTQ bills this legislative session, California Governor Gavin Newsom is garnering praise from LGBTQ groups for signing into law 17 other pieces of legislation expanding rights for LGBTQ individuals.

Fun at the Castro fair

Fun at the Castro fair

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 5, 2022

The Castro Street Fair was a little smaller, but saw good crowds come out to enjoy the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Former SF State prof Michael Ritter dies

Michael Ritter, a retired San Francisco State University professor and longtime Castro resident, died September 16 while swimming in San Francisco Bay.

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Shanker departs Spahr Center after 6 months for Biden gig

Adrian Shanker, the highly accomplished activist who left the community center he founded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, only six months ago to lead Marin County's Spahr Center, is on the move again.