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Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 8, 2022

We're glad that San Francisco Pride officials and the San Francisco Police Officers Pride Alliance reached a compromise that will allow LGBTQ peace officers and other first responders to proudly march in the June 26 parade.

Gay CA insurance czar Lara survives primary challenge

Gay CA insurance czar Lara survives primary challenge

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara survived an intraparty challenge in his primary race Tuesday to advance to the general election in November where he could be running against a Republican opponent.

Readying AIDS quilt for park display

Readying AIDS quilt for park display

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 8, 2022

Nearly 3,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed this weekend, June 11-12, in Robin Williams Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

In business for 22 years, Candace Combs moved her In-Symmetry Spa to San Francisco's Mission Creek neighborhood 11 years ago.

Out San Jose, Sonoma candidates advance

Out San Jose, Sonoma candidates advance

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

A gay man running to be the first out person of color on the San Jose City Council and a gay married mother seeking to become the first female Sonoma County superintendent of schools are one step closer to being elected.

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Purged from their home country of Ethiopia following a Marxist takeover of the east African country in 1974, the parents of Honey Mahogany found refuge in San Francisco.

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

News Briefs: SFO Museum showing Pride-themed short films

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

The museum at San Francisco International Airport is showing several Pride-themed short films during June, and passengers can check them out while waiting for their flights or watch some of them online.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 8, 2022

This week's letters to the editor continue to discuss the SF Pride and police department controversy and the meaning of the Progress flag.

Guest Opinion: With skyrocketing STI rates, LGBTQ+ Californians need a pathway to equitable health care

Guest Opinion: With skyrocketing STI rates, LGBTQ+ Californians need a pathway to equitable health care

  • NEWS
  • by Tami Martin and Nomsa Khalfani
  • Jun 8, 2022

As COVID-19 cases are back on the rise, California and the U.S. continue to face another public health epidemic that is going in the wrong direction — sexually transmitted infections.

Progress flag flies in SF's Japantown

Progress flag flies in SF's Japantown

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 8, 2022

The Progress Pride flag was raised in Japantown's Peace Plaza in San Francisco last weekend.

Bright pink triangle looks over SF

Bright pink triangle looks over SF

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 8, 2022

The pink triangle atop Twin Peaks was lit June 1 to kick off Pride Month.

Voters recall SF DA Boudin

Voters recall SF DA Boudin

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 8, 2022

Within 45 minutes of the polls closing, progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who spent half of his two years in office battling recall efforts, had lost his effort to keep his job.

Gay CA House candidates headed to fall contests

Gay CA House candidates headed to fall contests

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Four gay Southern California House candidates survived their primary contests Tuesday and are headed to the fall ballot. Both Congressmember Mark Takano and gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia are now expected to easily win their races come November.

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

Gina Moscone, the widow of slain San Francisco mayor George Moscone, has died, according to Governor Gavin Newsom's office. She was 91.