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Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ bills survive house of origin votes

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ bills survive house of origin votes

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 25, 2022

Eleven bills related to LGBTQ rights survived votes in their house of origin this month in the California Legislature. T

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 25, 2022

There are numerous local races on the ballot in Bay Area counties outside of San Francisco where qualified LGBTQ candidates are seeking election or reelection in the June 7 primary.

Out in the World: GLBT Historical Society exhibit shows the impact of the queer Irish diaspora globally

Out in the World: GLBT Historical Society exhibit shows the impact of the queer Irish diaspora globally

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 25, 2022

Irish diplomats came out to the Castro earlier this month to mark the opening of a new exhibit exploring the history and influence of the LGBTQ Irish diaspora.

Queer therapy nonprofit marks 10 years of service

Queer therapy nonprofit marks 10 years of service

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 25, 2022

After being delayed by a year due to the COVID pandemic, San Francisco's LGBTQ community recently came out to support mental health services as the nonprofit Queer LifeSpace marked its 10 anniversary.

News Briefs: Panel workshops offered ahead of quilt display

News Briefs: Panel workshops offered ahead of quilt display

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 25, 2022

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has announced that panel-making workshops will be held over the next couple of weeks ahead of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt display set for San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in June.

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • May 25, 2022

The obituary for Robert Dean Reiter, who was a longtime attorney for Alameda County.

Obituaries: Gerardo Manzo

Obituaries: Gerardo Manzo

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • May 25, 2022

The obituary for Gerardo Manzo, a popular bartender at the Eagle and Hole in the Wall bars in San Francisco.

Singing for Harvey on his day

Singing for Harvey on his day

San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • May 25, 2022

This week's letters to the editor sound off on the SF Pride board's decision to ban police officers in uniform and support Malia Cohen for state controller.

SF supes support landmark expansion for Castro Theatre

SF supes support landmark expansion for Castro Theatre

The historic Castro Theatre is a step closer to an upgrade in its status as a city landmark May 24 with the support of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

SF police investigating reported bomb threats to LYRIC as hate crime

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 24, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating two recent telephoned bomb threats against queer youth organization LYRIC, located in the Castro LGBTQ neighborhood, as possible hate crimes.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

  • HISTORY
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

Monkeypox outbreak prompts alert for gay, bi men

Monkeypox outbreak prompts alert for gay, bi men

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating five monkeypox cases in the United States, while the World Health Organization has now confirmed more than 90 cases in a dozen countries.

SF supes panel OKs landmark expansion for Castro Theatre; intersection near Compton's riot

SF supes panel OKs landmark expansion for Castro Theatre; intersection near Compton's riot

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Monday moved forward two landmarking proposals — one an enhancement of the already-landmarked Castro Theatre and the other one at the intersection of the Compton's Cafeteria riot.