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Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Sep 8, 2022

A federal judge on September 7 ruled against a federal mandate that requires employer provided health plans to cover PrEP, a drug used for the prevention of HIV.

Oakland mayoral candidate calls out rivals over antisemitism, transphobia

Oakland mayoral candidate calls out rivals over antisemitism, transphobia

One of the leading candidates for Oakland mayor has called out her rivals and demanded that two minor candidates exit the race after they posted alleged antisemitic comments related to an upcoming forum and one exhibited bias against the trans community.

Editorial: City College endorsements

Editorial: City College endorsements

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 7, 2022

San Francisco voters will elect four trustees to the board that oversees City College of San Francisco.

Guest Opinion: Pridefest offers a new beginning in Oakland

Guest Opinion: Pridefest offers a new beginning in Oakland

  • NEWS
  • by Sean Sullivan and Christie James
  • Sep 7, 2022

After years of working to create a safe space and build a sense of community in The Town, our town, we couldn't believe the words we were hearing about the spirit of Pride in Oakland — that "Pride was dead."

1 Pride down, 1 to go

1 Pride down, 1 to go

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 7, 2022

Oakland Pride held its parade and festival September 4.

Transmissions: Living

Transmissions: Living

Living is a funny thing. It is something we tend to take for granted. Our lungs autonomously breathe in a steady stream of oxygen, enriching our blood.

Business Briefing: Queer herbalist aims to redefine wellness

Business Briefing: Queer herbalist aims to redefine wellness

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 7, 2022

Having kept her herbal apothecary in San Francisco's Mission district afloat since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Laura Ash has now launched a new online venture aimed at redefining how people view wellness.

SF leather district to hold MPX vaccine clinic

SF leather district to hold MPX vaccine clinic

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 7, 2022

Monkeypox vaccines are trickling in and, this weekend, there will be two more opportunities to get the jab in San Francisco.

News Briefs: Ewing to mount first cartoon show at Oakland cafe

News Briefs: Ewing to mount first cartoon show at Oakland cafe

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 7, 2022

Leslie Ewing, a longtime Bay Area community leader and AIDS advocate, will mount the first show of her cartoons at Rockridge Cafe in Oakland.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 7, 2022

Readers weigh in on the state of the Castro and Governor Gavin Newsom's veto of the safe consumption site pilot program bill.

San Francisco LGBTQ leaders provide Dutch queen a royal welcome

San Francisco LGBTQ leaders provide Dutch queen a royal welcome

LGBTQ officials provided a royal welcome to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and other Dutch officials Tuesday as they toured San Francisco's Castro district.

Groups canceling events at Castro Theatre, Another Planet says

Groups canceling events at Castro Theatre, Another Planet says

The continuing furor over proposed renovations to the Castro Theatre is having an impact on the day-to-day operations of the beloved movie palace, according to an employee of Another Planet Entertainment, which now manages it.

Right-wing media loving Castro merchants' protest letter to SF

Right-wing media loving Castro merchants' protest letter to SF

Right-wing media is having a field day with the news that members of the Castro Merchants Association are threatening civil disobedience if SF leaders don't step in and take action to help groups like theirs deal with the onslaught of encampments.

Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

Should San Francisco attorney P. Casey Pitts be confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California then he would be the only LGBT Article III judge actively serving on the court, according to the White House.