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News Briefs: 'Drag Me Downtown' returns for 2024

News Briefs: 'Drag Me Downtown' returns for 2024

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 5, 2024

The Downtown SF Partnership has announced that "Drag Me Downtown," a weekly series of pop-up drag performances, is returning for Pride Month after a successful run last year.

Gay SF immigrant affairs director Rivas reflects on his tenure

Gay SF immigrant affairs director Rivas reflects on his tenure

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 5, 2024

Since taking over in early 2023 as executive director of San Francisco's Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs, Jorge Rivas has marked a number of milestones for the city department.

Editorial: SF supervisors should confirm Debra Walker to police panel

Editorial: SF supervisors should confirm Debra Walker to police panel

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 5, 2024

As Mayor London Breed was raising the Pride flag, her lesbian nominee to the police commission was facing a grueling hearing at a Board of Supervisors committee.

Guest Opinion: LGBTQI+ persons need representation in official statistics

Guest Opinion: LGBTQI+ persons need representation in official statistics

  • NEWS
  • by Nancy Bates
  • Jun 5, 2024

It's no secret that our community is regularly marginalized, stigmatized, and victimized.

SF raises Pride flag

SF raises Pride flag

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 5, 2024

San Francisco Mayor London Breed waved as she joined other elected officials and community leaders on the Mayor's Balcony Monday, June 3, for the annual raising of the rainbow flag to kick off Pride Month activities.

Building up for Pride

Building up for Pride

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 5, 2024

The San Francisco LGBT Community Center kicked off Pride Month with its inaugural Building the Block street party Saturday, June 1.

CDC finalizes doxyPEP guidelines for STI prevention

CDC finalizes doxyPEP guidelines for STI prevention

  • NEWS
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 5, 2024

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines for using the antibiotic doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent sexually transmitted infections — an approach known as doxyPEP.

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 5, 2024

In less than two minutes, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission unanimously approved a change of ownership for San Francisco Badlands in the Castro at its June 4 meeting.

Vacaville mayor declines to sign Pride proclamation

Vacaville mayor declines to sign Pride proclamation

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 4, 2024

The board of the Solano Pride Center is expressing its disappointment with Vacaville Mayor John Carli, who opted not to sign a proclamation for Pride Month this year and didn't notify the center's board when the rainbow flag would be raised.

Political Notebook: Community leaders call on San Francisco to declare itself a transgender sanctuary city

Political Notebook: Community leaders call on San Francisco to declare itself a transgender sanctuary city

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 4, 2024

For more than a year now Kansas City, Missouri has been a designated sanctuary city for transgender individuals. So has New York City and West Hollywood, California.

City College hires gay interim chancellor

City College hires gay interim chancellor

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 4, 2024

The San Francisco Community College District Board of Trustees voted 4-1 May 30 to approve Mitchell Bailey as the first gay man to lead City College of San Francisco.

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

  • PRIDE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 4, 2024

Throughout June, a performance and social practice group in San Francisco called For You, will present a series of four events which will celebrate isolated elders who live in the city.

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 3, 2024

Patrons in line at San Francisco Badlands in the Castro district may have seen a notice of application for change of ownership posted to the window, touting an upcoming hearing at the city's entertainment commission June 4.

SF supervisors committee rejects Debra Walker nomination for police panel

SF supervisors committee rejects Debra Walker nomination for police panel

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 3, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee on Monday rejected Mayor London Breed's reappointment of a lesbian to the high-profile police commission.