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Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Two months after losing his bid for a state Senate seat, gay veteran Joseph C. Rocha of Escondido has launched his campaign for an open San Diego County Assembly seat that will be on the ballot in 2024.

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another large trial has been halted after Johnson & Johnson's experimental HIV vaccine failed to prevent infection, according to a January 18 announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

One day in 2021 Gia Angel Regalado received a call from a staffer at San Francisco's Transgender District to inform her about a new grant program aimed at assisting local artists whose finances had been impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 18, 2023

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) needs to make her decision soon about retiring or running for reelection in 2024.

Groups mull '24 ballot measure on 'zombie' Prop 8

Groups mull '24 ballot measure on 'zombie' Prop 8

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

Nearly lost among the celebrations late last year when the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act and President Joe Biden signed it was the fact that California still has the same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 on the books, technically speaking.

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

Voters' decisions last November to ratify two closures of major San Francisco thoroughfares to cars may prefigure further, more substantial changes to where drivers can rev their engines.

Guest Opinion: Becoming Brown and gay in LA

Guest Opinion: Becoming Brown and gay in LA

  • NEWS
  • by Anthony Christian Ocampo
  • Jan 18, 2023

In the early morning of June 12, 2016, a domestic terrorist entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire.

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

Dignity/San Francisco, a group for LGBTQ Roman Catholics, is marking its golden anniversary with a year of celebrations, kicking off with a special liturgy and reception Sunday, January 22.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 18, 2023

Black nonbinary queer professor Arnetta Villela-Smith is co-chairing Skyline College's new ethnic studies department that was recently launched.

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

AIDS/LifeCycle, the seven-day, 545-mile bike ride fundraiser traversing the Golden State from San Francisco to Los Angeles, has announced a new finish line in Santa Monica for this year's event.

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

Back in the early 2000s Jennifer Sookne was fighting to achieve marriage equality in California.

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 18, 2023

The obituary for Chet (Chester) Roaman, who moved to San Francisco in 1970 and was a college teacher and magazine columnist.

Worst avoided as storms trickle to an end

Worst avoided as storms trickle to an end

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

A series of destructive atmospheric rivers may have ended earlier this week, but the Golden State is still reeling from one of the wettest periods ever recorded here.

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

A number of Castro groups will be holding a meeting Thursday, January 26, to discuss future historic preservation and planning commission meetings about the neighborhood's eponymous theater.