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Gay man reportedly beaten, hospitalized after leaving SOMA bar

Gay man reportedly beaten, hospitalized after leaving SOMA bar

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 7, 2023

A gay man said that he was beaten near a South of Market LGBTQ bar over the weekend, leading to his hospitalization, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for his living expenses.

Castro Muni elevator project slated to begin in March

Castro Muni elevator project slated to begin in March

San Francisco officials are eying a March start date for the construction of a new elevator at the Castro Muni station in the city's LGBTQ district.

Family of gay son demands formal inquest into his death

Family of gay son demands formal inquest into his death

The family of a gay 20-year-old Korean/Filipino man found dead in a San Francisco high rise nearly three years ago are demanding several local and state law enforcement officials call for a formal inquest into his death.

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

LGBTQ civil rights groups and drag artists are sounding the alarm about bills in three states that if they became law would restrict drag performances.

Harvey Milk Plaza project should be 'shovel ready' this summer, exec says

Harvey Milk Plaza project should be 'shovel ready' this summer, exec says

There are no further city hearings on the plan to renovate Harvey Milk Plaza in the city's Castro neighborhood at least until the project is "shovel ready," according to a leader of the group advocating for major changes to the public parklet above a tran

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

A public squabble about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to the Castro Merchants Association by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts seems to have been resolved by its board of directors on Friday.

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

Members of the Castro Merchants Association are wrestling among themselves about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to them by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts.

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

Joining the growing ranks of LGBTQ candidates seeking California legislative seats next year is gay Lynwood City Councilmember José Luis Solache.

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that would preserve the interior of the Castro Theatre with the "presence of seating" after a marathon meeting Wednesday.

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A gay man is eyeing renaming an SF park after the late mayor George Christopher due to his support of police raids on gay bars in the city during his administration in the late 1950s.

SFGH's Ward 86 commemorates 40 years

SFGH's Ward 86 commemorates 40 years

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 1, 2023

Ward 86, the first dedicated HIV clinic in the United States, recently marked its 40th anniversary with a commemoration at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 1, 2023

The news that the federal Food and Drug Administration would ease guidelines on blood donations by gay and bisexual men at first blush seems like a positive development — and in a small way it is.

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 1, 2023

Project Open Hand has announced that it will receive over $1.4 million in federal funding to support its efforts to provide life-saving, nutrition intervention services to its clients.

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

  • NEWS
  • by Marijke Rowland
  • Feb 1, 2023

The creator of a new public art installation showcasing everyday LGBTQ people in Redwood City hopes it will help counter harmful political rhetoric about the community.