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News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 4, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 4, 2022

The U.S. declared a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak and federal officials are considering a new way to get more doses out of a vial of Jynneos, the vaccine currently used.

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2022

A Russian court on Thursday found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of charges that she smuggled drugs into the country.

Wiener to chair new Senate committee on monkeypox

Wiener to chair new Senate committee on monkeypox

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 3, 2022

With monkeypox cases rising in California, state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has been tapped to chair a new senate committee on the virus.

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 2, 2022

It was an announcement Maddie Moran, and countless others like them, had waited a long time to hear.

Newsom declares monkeypox emergency in CA

Newsom declares monkeypox emergency in CA

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 1, 2022

Three days after California public health officials declined to issue a state of emergency for the monkeypox outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom did so late Monday afternoon.

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 1, 2022

LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are part of a coalition of community groups and state lawmakers pushing to stem a tide of hate crimes against API individuals and others that has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to Sept.

Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to Sept.

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 1, 2022

Hope for a quick vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Senate this week has faded, but lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) said over the weekend that she has 10 Republican senators willing to vote for the measure.

Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

Rebecca Parson is running to be the first LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington state.

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 29, 2022

Although both San Francisco and the state of New York declared public health emergencies July 28 to help contain the spread of monkeypox, California will not be doing so, as yet.

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 29, 2022

A Southern California man appears to be cured of HIV after undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat leukemia, researchers reported this week at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay California state superior court judge to the federal bench.

San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 28, 2022

San Francisco officials have declared a state of emergency to help handle the quickly growing monkeypox outbreak.

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2022

Of the five LGBTQ San Francisco supervisor candidates on the November ballot, two received sole endorsements from the local Democratic Party.