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Emotions run high at Castro Theatre town hall

Emotions run high at Castro Theatre town hall

A coalition seeking to preserve the Castro Theatre held a town hall Thursday night ahead of two critically important public meetings about the theater's landmark status and the preservation of its seats.

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

FDA draft would allow monogamous gay and bisexual men to donate blood

  • HEALTH
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2023

The United States Food and Drug Administration released a draft of new blood donation guidance Friday that would allow gay and bisexual men in sexually monogamous relationships to donate blood — but not if they are on PrEP.

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

Pope Francis this week called for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide and said "being homosexual isn't a crime."

Trans woman who died to be honored at Tenderloin vigil

Trans woman who died to be honored at Tenderloin vigil

The Transgender District will be holding a candlelight vigil Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m. to honor a trans woman and former staff member who died January 24.

California Justice Evans honored by East Bay attorney group

California Justice Evans honored by East Bay attorney group

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 25, 2023

California Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero and new Associate Justice Kelli Evans received standing ovations at the recent dinner of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, where Evans was honored.

Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 25, 2023

At long last, there is movement among city leaders to establish privately-run safe consumption sites in San Francisco.

Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

Slain gay security guard 'had little, and gave a lot'

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The friend of a gay Native American security guard who was shot and killed in San Francisco's Japantown earlier this month remembered him as someone who "was always striving to make his dreams come true ..."

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

  • CRIME
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The San Francisco Police Department has once again raised the reward amount in an effort to solve one of the most infamous cold cases involving the killing of gay men.

News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 25, 2023

ParivarBayArea, a nonprofit organization for South Asian trans and nonbinary people, has received two grants from the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development for programs aimed at helping trans and nonbinary people.

Transmissions: Our history, and what it tells us

Transmissions: Our history, and what it tells us

  • NEWS
  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jan 25, 2023

Legislative sessions have started in statehouses across the country, and with them, scores of new anti-LGBTQ and anti-trans bills.

Buttigieg touts funds for Golden Gate Bridge

Buttigieg touts funds for Golden Gate Bridge

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 25, 2023

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in San Francisco Monday to promote a $400 federal grant to complete the seismic retrofit project for the Golden Gate Bridge.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 25, 2023

Another Planet Entertainment's spokesperson writes about why the Castro Theatre is the economic engine of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

The runoff race opponent of a transgender City Council candidate in Seal Beach, California is facing questions about her eligibility to seek the district seat, and other issues.

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

William "Bill" Longen, a gay man who was an Emmy-winning TV news producer, a former manager of the Castro Theatre, and the co-founder of an early AIDS support group, died January 1, his friends recently announced.