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Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

LGBTQ and human rights researchers and experts called for more data collection and research about queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers in two new reports.

Updated: Some men recount membership offer to get vaxxed quicker at Steamworks

Updated: Some men recount membership offer to get vaxxed quicker at Steamworks

A Berkeley health official cited "misinformation" but some people waiting in line July 13 recounted being offered to pay for a single-day membership to get the monkeypox vaccine quicker.

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 13, 2022

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion, LGBTQ political leaders here in California are ramping up in case marriage equality soon comes before the justices.

Business Briefing: Local biz Barb aims to restyle hair care sector

Business Briefing: Local biz Barb aims to restyle hair care sector

  • BUSINESS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

For women and gender-nonconforming individuals with short haircuts, finding hair care products made specifically for them can be a challenge.

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

There's a suffocating bleakness to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detention. We are locked inside 20 hours a day.

Long-awaited hearing nears on SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

Long-awaited hearing nears on SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Six years after it called for the creation of a plan to preserve San Francisco's LGBTQ cultural heritage, the Board of Supervisors is set to hold its first hearing on the completed document.

News Briefs: AIDS Walk San Francisco returns in-person

News Briefs: AIDS Walk San Francisco returns in-person

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

After two years of holding the event online due to the COVID pandemic, AIDS Walk San Francisco will return in-person Sunday, July 17, at 10 a.m. in Golden Gate Park.

Transmissions: What is a woman?

Transmissions: What is a woman?

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jul 13, 2022

Conservative commentator and provocateur Matt Walsh recently released a movie titled, "What Is A Woman?"

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Despite the millions spent in negative ads against him, various ethical scandals, and an intraparty challenge in the June primary, gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appears to now have an easy path to being elected to a second term.

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu announced July 13 the appointment of Kenneth Bukowski to serve as the next director of the Convention Facilities Department, overseeing operations and development at Moscone Center.

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

The nearly 600 participants of a July 12 virtual town hall sponsored by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation raised many questions about the city's monkeypox outbreak, but the answers weren't always satisfying.

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, health officials, and community advocates called on the federal government to do more to address the ongoing monkeypox outbreak at a July 12 news conference on the steps of City Hall.

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

The San Francisco Police Department could have access to sweeping new surveillance opportunities if a proposal allowing police to access surveillance cameras operated by private citizens and businesses — such as a store security camera — is passed.

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

In a divided vote Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved lesbian artist Debra Walker's mayoral appointment to the city's police commission.