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LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

The Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy has sent a letter to Meta asking for more relationship status choices on Facebook that would include polyamorous people.

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 15, 2022

The Federal AIDS Policy Project Coalition and Prep4All have sent a letter, signed by 100 organizations, urging the House and Senate appropriations committees to approve $400 million to fund a national PrEP program within the CDC.

Man's story highlights issues for older LGBTQs

Man's story highlights issues for older LGBTQs

  • NEWS
  • by Adam Echelman
  • Jun 15, 2022

In April, Martin Alperen had a breakdown. It wasn't the first time that his bipolar disorder had caused him to lose a job or spiral into depression, but it was the first time he had tried to navigate his mental health with Medicare.

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 15, 2022

Three of the five races in November for even-numbered seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have drawn well-known LGBTQ community leaders.

AIDS quilt draws thousands to SF's Golden Gate Park

AIDS quilt draws thousands to SF's Golden Gate Park

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Waiting their turn to read names of some of those lost to AIDS, filmmaker Dante Alencastre and his co-producer, John Johnston, appreciated the somber atmosphere.

Pulse victims remembered

Pulse victims remembered

San Francisco remembered the Pulse nightclub massacre that took place six years ago in Orlando, Florida.

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

News Briefs: Clayton to hold inaugural Pride parade

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Clayton, a small town in the heart of Contra Costa County, will hold its inaugural Pride parade Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

Transmissions: Predators, prey, and Pride

Spurred on by a Twitter account known for its provocative nature, @libsoftiktok, a cadre of alleged Proud Boys members stormed into the San Lorenzo library in the East Bay June 11.

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

The obituary for William Alan Stern, who lived in the Mission district for over three decades and adored all varieties of culture.

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

The obituary for Douglas (Doug) Anderson, who worked in the transportation, logistics, and trucking industry and stood for social equality.

Guest Opinion: Substance abuse, suicide on rise in CA

Guest Opinion: Substance abuse, suicide on rise in CA

  • NEWS
  • by Marcel Gemme
  • Jun 15, 2022

Substance use disorder and suicide are on the rise in California.

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

Woman launches queer arts festival in San Diego

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 15, 2022

San Diego will see an inaugural queer arts festival this month. A queer San Francisco Bay Area native is the visionary behind the event.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 15, 2022

A reader sounds off on far-right group believed to have planned to disrupt a Pride event in Idaho; pink triangle co-founder thanks the many it takes to put on the unique SF Pride Month installation.

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

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  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jun 15, 2022

President Joe Biden, in recognition of Pride Month during a reception with LGBTQ leaders and advocates at the White House, on June 15 signed a wide-ranging executive order advancing his administration's goals for LGBTQ policy.