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Out in the Bay: Cockettes female co-founder shares group's saucy history

Out in the Bay: Cockettes female co-founder shares group's saucy history

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jul 21, 2022

Meet artist, designer, photographer and actor Fayette Hauser, one of the few female co-founders of the Cockettes, the 1969-72 experimental SF performance troupe known for eye-popping costumes, glittery beards, and sexy musicals some called anarchic.

SF health officials come under criticism over monkeypox response

SF health officials come under criticism over monkeypox response

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 21, 2022

Even as the SF health department unveiled expanded monkeypox vaccine eligibility, it came under criticism from a Board of Supervisors committee for communications failures and its drop-in vaccine clinic that has left people waiting in line for hours.

Berkeley LGBTQ center must move after building sold

Berkeley LGBTQ center must move after building sold

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 20, 2022

After 50 years in the same Berkeley location, Pacific Center for Human Growth — the oldest LGBTQ mental health and community center in the Bay Area and the third oldest in the country — must move after the building was sold.

Nasser family calls out SF Castro Theatre Conservancy group in open letter

Nasser family calls out SF Castro Theatre Conservancy group in open letter

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 20, 2022

The Nasser family, which owns the Castro Theatre, has publicly criticized one of the groups that formed to see that the new management company preserves the space.

SF health commission told monkeypox still affecting mostly gay, bi men

SF health commission told monkeypox still affecting mostly gay, bi men

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 20, 2022

Six weeks after the first monkeypox case was identified in San Francisco, nearly all cases in the city are still occurring among gay and bisexual men, according to a report presented at the July 19 Health Commission meeting.

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jul 19, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Tuesday with significant bipartisan support the Respect for Marriage Act.

SF supervisors approve new 2-year city budget

SF supervisors approve new 2-year city budget

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave its preliminary approval Tuesday for the city's new two-year fiscal budget, paving the way for its adoption by August 1.

Santa Clara County expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

Santa Clara County expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 19, 2022

As monkeypox cases in Santa Clara County tick up, public health officials have expanded vaccine eligibility though doses remain in short supply.

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club has thrown its support behind two high-profile out candidates who could make history in November.

Advocates rally to demand more monkeypox vaccines

Advocates rally to demand more monkeypox vaccines

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 18, 2022

LGBTQ and HIV advocates rallied outside the local offices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Monday, July 18, to demand speedier monkeypox testing and an increased supply of vaccines.

SFPD chief's surveillance proposal to get more review by supervisors' panel

SFPD chief's surveillance proposal to get more review by supervisors' panel

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 18, 2022

A proposal to allow the San Francisco Police Department to make use of non-city owned surveillance cameras is shaping up to be a highly contested issue, as well as one that is going to take up more meeting time.

LGBTQ parks officials hail Presidio Tunnel Tops opening

LGBTQ parks officials hail Presidio Tunnel Tops opening

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

After eight years of overseeing the design and construction phases of the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Michael Boland took in the transformative new parkland on the northern edge of San Francisco and admired the various amenities throughout its 14 acres.

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club will vote for a second time on endorsing in two high-profile races featuring out candidates. In both cases, the outcome of the contests in November could be historic.

New SF DA fires LGBTQ prosecutor

New SF DA fires LGBTQ prosecutor

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 15, 2022

New San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins wasted no time in assembling her leadership team and cleaning house, with one LGBTQ prosecutor stating that she was fired July 15.